Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Part 1: Chapters 1-2 Abstract
* A man named Jack Burdette drives into downtown Holt, Colorado, and parks his red Cadillac outside a tavern.
* Jack sits in the car for more than an hour before Ralph Bird, owner of the Men's Store notices him and points Jack out to his wife.
* Ralph confronts Jack and then goes to...
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