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Dirk the Protector
by Gary Paulsen
This story has a few main characters. They are the boy and Dirk
There are minor characters too. They're Happy and the farmer.
The setting is in an alley in New York.
The rising action of the story is that the boy is always being attacked by Happy and his gang and the boy can't defend himself.
The climax is that Dirk(the dog), saves the boy from Happy because he had done nice things for him. So then, the boy lets Dirk stay with him for a little while.
The falling action in this story is that the boy doesn't think that he can take care of Dirk any more and he takes him to a farm with a farmer who has been longing for an opportunity like this, to stay and live with him.
The conflict of the story is that a boy needs protection from bullies that hunt him down ( literally) almost every night.
The resolution is that Dirk protects the boy from his bullies for a little bit
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