"He is badly hurt, but in no pain. He was caught in the machinery. I present you with a certain sum as compensation. 200 pounds."
Setting: A cold and wet night at the Whites' Family House Main Characters: The Whites' and Sergeant-Major Morris
Once the wish for 200 pounds was made, Morris had left, leaving the couple to wonder what to do. Soon they were informed their son was dead, and they were given 200 pounds for his service. Then Mrs. White makes the second wish, which was for her son's return.
Mr. White made the third wish, which was not shared with the readers. While Mrs, White was trying to get the door open.