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Directions: Read the article below. When you are finished, write a summary to submit for this assignment. Nights and Dragons —from the memoir of author Abigail Prynne 1 I sit at my desk listening to thunder growl outside my window. Flashes of light burst through the darkness, and wind races past my window. The thrilling combination of sight and sound conjures up visions of dragons roaring proudly, breathing fire, and soaring across the midnight sky. Dragons first fascinated me when I was a little girl. They have followed me ever since. The magnificent creatures appeared in storybooks I read in the library, paintings I saw in museums, movies I watched in the theater, and the dreams I had in my sleep. By the time I was thirteen, one question consumed me. Determined to discover if dragons could have actually existed, I set out on a quest for facts. 2 As I started my research, I discovered many skeptics. Scientists presented evidence to show why dragons could not – and did not – exist. They explained that it would be impossible for dragons to fly because they were too big. They laughed at the idea of dragons breathing fire. They pointed out that no other animal has ever done this. They said that if dragons had lived, someone would have found remains somewhere in the world. No bones about it, there were plenty of logical explanations. It would have been easy for me to accept that the only place dragons ever existed was in the imaginations of those who believed. 3 I could have given up, but I thought about my grandmother. She always told me that "people who believe that science is the answer to everything are missing out on everything else." With her words in mind, I read more about dragons. I noticed that cultures across the world all described dragons in similar ways. This was odd because they had no way to communicate with each other. I found notes about dragons in old legal papers and in the travel logs of people like Marco Polo. Dragons were also mentioned in the Bible. I saw that the Chinese calendar uses a different animal each year. Dragons are included along with eleven real animals. I began to believe it was a real possibility that all of these people were talking about a creature that actually existed. 4 With renewed hope that there was some truth to the legends, I looked for new research. I found that some experts disagreed with popular arguments against dragons. They suggested that a dragon could have four stomachs like a cow. If it created stomach gases like birds, it might create enough to lift itself off the ground. This would give it the ability to fly. If it forced out air when diving toward the earth, it might release gases which could ignite into flame. When the animal died, the stomachs would release strong acids that would dissolve its dead body over time. Biologists backed up these ideas with sketches and models based on known animals. Not everyone agreed with these ideas, but many of the things we accept about dinosaurs and other extinct species started the same way. 5 I doubt we will ever truly know whether dragons existed. There may always be two sides to the fiery debate. Some will say the stories come from active imaginations. Some will believe with all their hearts that the legendary creatures roamed our ancient world. I don't know for certain which side to believe, but the sound and fury of a night like this makes me smile. It rekindles my childhood dreams and keeps the exciting possibility alive.
Basically, just sum up what is in every paragraph, and then put it all together so that it flows well and can basically inform the reader of the summary what the passage is about in short.
i know how to do it i need help summing it up that is what
um I'm kinda stuck on somthing like that to
srry I can't help :(
UGH WHY DOES THIS HAVE TO HAPPEN TO ME!!!!!!!!
heres a free medal but I can't really do anything else
ok thxs though:):(
dangg this is huge man
that is just the story so i guess no help from you:( ok then ugh...
There was a little girl who beleived in dragons and by the age of thirteen she quesetiond here belife so she decided to gather all the info she could to see if they were real and with all the evidence she found she really beleives that dragons really excisted
Write a well developed paragraph of 7 or more sentences. In your first sentence, mention the author, title of the text, and main idea of the entire text. Then write one sentence for each section of the text, recapping the main idea. End by restating the main idea.
I just typed real fast so u have 2 go back and revise it k I hope this helps
just add what you need and then think of some other things u can put in add you'll be fine
thxs that helps a little