The conflict: Doodle the baby is diagnosed with disabilities and heart conditions. His brother is not able to accept these physical limitations.
Event 1: Doodle learns to crawl but gets purple faced because he has heart problems. His brother gets hopeful in making him more able.
Event 2: He takes Doodle to the Old Woman Swamp and showed him how pretty it was there. He told Doodle this is where he came a lot.
Event 3: His brother takes him to the barn loft to show him is casket."Doodle studied the mahogany box for a long time, then said,“It’s not mine.”“It is,” I said. “And before I’ll help you down from the loft, you’re going to have to touch it.” “I won’t touch it,” he said sullenly. “Then I’ll leave you here by yourself,” I threatened, and made as if I were going down. "
Event 4: Doodle is taught to walk because his brother is embarrassed by him. Then Doodle is taught and encouraged to run, swim, climb, and more "normal" things.
Event 5: The storm strikes and Doodle cant keep up with his brother and is left behind. He looks back and sees that doodle is not behind and turns around. He finds Doodle dead. "I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. "Doodle!" I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his."