"Doodle and I played in the summer heat near the Old Woman's Swamp."
"Daddy had Mr. Heath, the carpenter, build a little mahogany coffin for him."
"At that moment the bird began to flutter, but the wings were uncoordinated, and amid much flapping and a spray of flying feathers, it tumbled down, bumping through the limbs of the bleeding tree and landing at our feet with a thud."
The story took place in the southern parts of America. It also starts with two brothers that spend their childhood in which one of the brothers has to be carried around on a wagon from his crippled body.
"When the deafening peal of thunder had died, and in the moment before the rain arrived, I heard Doodle, who had fallen behind, cry out, "Brother, Brother, don't leave me! Don't leave me!""
The rising action starts when Doodle's parents find out that he may not survive long after he is born with a crippled body and a small head.
Finally I went back and found him huddled beneath a red nightshade bush beside the road
The rising action continues when Doodle finds a scarlet ibis that had died after a terrible hurricane.
""Doodle! Doodle!" I cried, shaking him, but there was no answer but the ropy rain."
The climax ends up with James' pride- antagonist, wins over himself- protagonist, in leaving Doodle behind when a storm hits the area.
In the falling action James eventually goes back to Doodle and tries to save him when Doodle doesn't respond.
In the resolution, James finally finds out what happened to Doodle in the storm and this leaves the story with Doodle's death.