As Herbert outsmarted his old man again he called out,"Check. Mate." Then, Herbert and Mr. White heard loud, disturbing knocks coming from the door. Suprised, for they didn't expect any company for the day. Mrs. White opened the door, and Sergaent Major Morris walked through.
Entering with a strange object in his hand, Mr. Morris said, "This paw has corrupted lives, for they got greedy with their wishes," pitching it in to the fire. Mr. White snatched off of the fire, his greediness snatching at his soul.
Mr. White lifted the paw up to the sky, and wished his first wish. "I wish for two hundred pounds, I feel that is a sensible wish." "Why yes it is dear," Mrs. White chimed in,"That is the money you need to pay off the house." Herbert angrily said,"I suppose there will be a creature watching you in the closet, watching you pick your ill gotten gains."
Herbert also said he wished to never see the money again. Then, Herbert left the house, making more remarks about the wished money. Afterwards, an employee came from Maw and Meggins to the parents the news, that Herbert was dead. Mr. White received a gift for his loss, two hundred pounds.
After the man left, Mrs. White wished,"I wish my son back." Then they heard a knock. Another knock came, and another knock. Mrs. White screamed, "It's my son! It's my son!" Mr. White then thought of an easier path that could be taken, and the knocking stopped. When, Mrs. White opened the door, nobody was there.