Mr. White and Herbert were at chess while waiting on Sergeant major Morris and when he arrives he tells them about the paw.
your son died.
Mr. White wants Morris to give the paw to him and Morris does not want him to have it.
Herbert looks into the fire after Mr. White wishes and sees horrible faces in it and he throws water on it.
A man comes to tell Mrs. White and Mr. White that Herbert had died and Mrs. White wants him to come back so the second wish is for Herbert to come back. Then they hear Someone scratching at the door .
Mrs. White tries to open the door and then Mr. White tries to hold her back.
Don't let it in!
Mr. White finally finds the paw and I think that he wishes his son dead again because the knocking ceases.