"The sound of her sobs died away on his ears. The bed was warm, and his eyes heavy with sleep. He dozed fitfully, and then slept until a sudden wild cry from his wife awoke him with a start" (103).
It's Herbert! It's Herbert!
"The man sat up in bed and flung the bedclothes from his quaking limbs. "Good God, you are mad!" he cried aghast." (114)
"He went down in the darkness, and felt his way to the parlour, and then to the mantelpiece. The talisman was in its place. His brow cold with sweat, he felt his way round the table, and groped along the wall until he found himself in the small passage with the unwholesome thing in his hand" (123).
"Her husband followed to the landing, and called after her appealingly as she hurried downstairs" (143).
"But her husband was on his hands and knees groping wildly on the floor in search of the paw. If he could only find it before the thing outside got in" (145).
My ending: After a devastating and disheartening week with the monkey's paw, the White family decides to move to India and adopt a young boy to welcome to their family.