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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising action
  • “The puppy had been abandoned, and it made its way down the road toward the Laceys’ smallhouse, its ears tucked, its tail between its legs, shivering.”Rylant 1
  • Climax
  • You didn't take her
  • “I don’t know where it came from,” he said mildly, “but I know for sure where it’s going.”Rylant 1
  • Falling action
  •  “She cried herself to sleep, and her dreams were full of searching and searching for things lost.”Rylant 3
  • Resolution
  • “You’d better feed that mutt before it dies of starvation,” Mr. Lacey said. ” Rylant 3
  • “Oh, I took her all right.” her father answered. “Worst looking place I’ve ever seen. Ten dogs to a cage. Smell was enough to knock you down. And they give an animal six days to live. Then they kill it with some kind of a shot.”Rylant 4
  • “So I brought the dog back.” Mrs. Lacey was smiling at him and shaking her head as if she would never, ever, understand him. Mr. Lacey sipped his coffee.“Well,” he said, “are you going to feed it or not?”Rylant 4
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