Coraline is awakened by her mother gently shaking her and chiding her for sitting on the nice furniture in the drawing room. she has a dream in which she is at a picnic with the three lost ghost children. The three children eat hungrily and thank Coraline for saving them. After the meal, the four of them play in the meadow together, and then sit down to bowls of ice cream as dark falls. Coraline wakes in the middle of the night, aroused from sleep by the sound of something scuttling outside her door. Soon, the thing scuttles past Coraline—it is, to her horror, the other mother’s right hand, severed when Coraline slammed the door on it on her way back to her own world. Coraline realizes that the hand is after her key.