In the story "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury, what is the falling action?

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In "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury, the falling action begins when psychologist David McClean shows up to see the family off on their vacation to Iowa. He finds the children, Peter and Wendy, in the nursery, which is once again set to the veldt. This occurs right after the climax of the story when the children have lured their parents to the nursery and locked them in to be devoured by the lions. When Mr. McClean gets there, he asks the children where their parents are and is told they will be there soon. McClean sees the lions in the distance finishing off their delicious George and Lydia meal (although he cannot tell what it is the lions are eating) as the children sit enjoying their own picnic lunch seemingly without a care in the world.

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