Exposition: The story takes place in South America. The main character James who also is the narrator. His younger brother Doodle is not an ordinary kid. Only Aunt Nicey thought he would live
At age five he still couldn't walk. So James decided he would set out and teach him for he was embarrassed that his brother still couldn't walk. Finally after weeks, Doodle could walk.
They waited to show everyone till Doodles sixth birthday. But James still had stuff to accomplish with doodle. One morning James found an odd bird that had did in their yard. A scarlet ibis, it was not supposed to be there. It was also very sick.
Then one day, James and Doodle were coming back in on a boat. A storm above them. They hurried to their home. They started to run, well only James.
James pride was taking over. Doodle couldn't run in the rain, he had fallen. James didn't go back for him till he realized Doodle wasn't responding. James went and grabbed him but their was no response
Doodle was dead. James yelled out that Doodle was his scarlet ibis.