“I should hardly think that’s he’d come tonight”(13).
On a wet and cold night, in the small parlor of Laburnum Villa, father and son were playing chess while Mrs.White was knitting by the fire, expecting a guest.
Sergeant-Major Morris introduces himself and explains the tale of the monkey’s paw, that acquired in India, to the Whites.Mr.White is interested in the monkey’s paw but Morris says it causes trouble.
Morris throws the monkey’s paw in the fire, Mr.White was able to rescue it and wishes for 200 pounds.The next day the Whites received awful news that Herbert was cought in a machinery, while killing him.
The Whites are confused on how their wish came true.They are devastated from losing their only son, so Mr.White finds the paw and wishes for his son.Then there was knocking on the door.
While the knocking becomes louder, Mr.White holds Mrs.White back from opening the door.When she breaks free, she has trouble reaching the bolt, while Mr.White is searching for the paw.
As soon as his wife grabs a chair and unlocks the bolt, Mr.White makes his last wish.The knocking stopped and Mrs.White checks outside, there was nobody to be seen.