Introduction "the petty vandalism I could have forgiven but when he tried to poison Barney out of his simple malice, he was standing in the way of scientific progress. that I cannot condone."
Initiating incident "we are alone on the island now, Barney and i. it was something of a jolt to have to ask Tayloe after all these years" "I can only imagine his antagonism towards Barney to jealousy ."
Rising action "now that he has gone, how much happier Barney appears to be! I have given him complete run of the place, and what sport it is to observe how his newly awakened Intellectual curiosity carries him about."
Rising action " ... he has become interested in my library, dealing the books from the shelves and going over them page by page."
Rising action "I have had to keep Barney confined." "after a quick survey of the room he returned to his cage, sprang up the door handle removed the kay with his teeth, and before I could stop him, he was out the window."
Climax "by the time I reached the years I spied him on the coping well, and I arrived on the spot only in time to hear the key splash in the water below."