IntroductionThe boy spots a piece of metal in a tree, and awakens an invisible angel. He goes to see Mr. Evans to learn about the metal's story. It was part of a German air vessel shot down by a British plane.
Rising ActionThe boy speaks to his mother, and learns the British hero who shot down the plane was also German. He starts to feel words he doesn't understand, like irony and unjustified.
ClimaxThe boy wears a green poppy to school, commemorating German soldiers instead of the British. His community is outraged, and they berate him.
Falling ActionThe boy's story ends. The angel eases the mother's fears of his being different by giving her a message while she is in a dream state. The angel leaves for good.
DenouementThe angel finds that he is a ghost, one of the people in the obliterated German plane. So many thoughts run through his head, but he finally understands what the boy wanted to convey: there is no point to war, and no matter how you describe it, don't call it glory.