Im sorry, but your son Herbert has died. In recompense, here is 200 pounds.
Sergeant Major Morris tells the White family about the Monkey's Paw and warns them about how dangerous it is. Morris then tosses it into the fire to get rid of it forever. Mr. White, with a shock on his face, reaches into the fire and retrieves the Monkey's Paw. Later, Mr. White made a wish for 200 pounds
A man later comes to tell the Whites that Herbert has died at work after getting caught in the machinery. The White family received a 200 pound compensation for Herbert's death.
Mrs. White made a second wish to bring Herbert back and there was knocking on the door. Mr. White didn't want that so he pounced on the paw and wished for whoever was at the door to leave. Mrs. White finally opened the door and he was gone.