Here Mr. White, Mrs. White and their son sit in the kitchen playing chess, awaiting the arrival of Sergeant Morris, then he arrives.
Here Mr. White, Mrs. White, Herbert, and Sergeant Morris are all together, then Sergeant Morris brings up the story of his monkey paw. He states that a fakir put a spell on it and it grants three wishes to three people, he then explains that he has already gotten his three wishes and then Mr. white wants the paw. Sergeant Morris warns that it comes with consequences and then he leaves.
Mr. White holds the paw in awe and doesn't know what to wish for. His son suggests he wishes for 200 pounds to pay off the house, so Mr. White does. They are all surprised when the money does not show up, so they laugh it off because they believed the silly story.
The next day, the son is at work, and Mr and Mrs White are at home. When a man shows up to their house looking worried and sorrowful. He is then welcomed into the house and says that their son has gotten badly injured from the machinery -in other words he died- he then offers them a compensation of 200 pounds. Mr and Mrs white can not believe what he is saying.
Mr. White wakes up to his wife wide awake and standing, she then says that that she wants him to get the Monkey's paw and to wish for her son back, although Mr. White thought he was crazy, he went and got the monkey's paw and wished his son alive again. Then there is a knock at the door.
Mrs. White jolts down the stres and stats to unlock the locks on the door, but Mr. White has a weird feeling and thinks that although his son may be alive again, he may not have returned back to his original form, so he takes the monkey's paw and wishes his son back to the grave, Mrs. White opens the door to nothing.