it was in between summer and fall. doodle was born with disabilities. Momma Daddy and the narrator Brother were introduced.
everyone thought Doodle was going to die or not be "all there" but lived and began to get stronger and finally came out of the front room he crawled around and even began to talk.
Doodle couldn't walk so brother had to carry him around. Brother eventually got tired of it and was embarrassed to have a brother that was 5 and couldn't walk so he taught him.
then one day while the family was having lunch a storm brought in a bird that seemed to be dead. Doodle wanted to burry the dead bird so he did. Aunt Nicey told doodle that red birds were bad luck
Brother and Doodle were in the swamp trying to teach Doodle to do other things like row a boat or climb trees. Then a storm came up and Doodle and Brother began to go back to their house. Brother became selfish and started to run away from Doodle
After Brother couldn't see Doodle anymore he went back to look for him. When Brother went back he saw Doodle slouched over dead. Brother then realized that he had been mean and selfish to his brother.