Exposition: The exposition of the story is when the Sargeant tells the family about the paw and he throws it into the fire, then the dad pulls it out.
*knock, knock, knock*
Rising Action: When the family decides to make their first wish, the Sargeant warns them not to. But they still wish for the 200 pounds.
Climax: After making their first wish, they get the 200 pounds, but they lose their son. Suffering from the loss of Herbert, Mrs. White demands her husband to use their second wish to bring back their dead son.
Falling Action: When they hear a knock on the door, they rush to see who it is. Mr. White encourages his wife not to open the door. She doesn't heed his word and tries to open the door to let her son in. While she is doing so, Mr. White is scrambling to find the paw.
Resolution: As Mrs. White is trying to open the door, Mr. White finds the paw and makes the last and final wish. As he finishes, the knocking stops. Mrs. White bawls.