Father and son are playing chess in the fire lit room at night. Mrs. White is knitting in her chair near the fire.
He got caught in the machinery.
The Sergeant- Major Morris is drinking whiskey and talking with the White family. Morris is described as heavy built, tall, and strong-looking.
Get back to bed!
Wish our boy alive again!
Morris is telling the White family about the monkey paw and how it has a spell on it. The son (Herbert) is curious about the paw where as Mrs. White is disgusted. Morris goes into detail about the paw and the three wishes. Mr. White then wishes for 200 pounds.
I wish the knocking would stop.
Mr and Mrs. White invited a man into their home. The man had bad news about Herbert, he told them that he got caught in the machinery. Mr. White recieved his wish about the 200 pounds when they recieved his son's sum in view of Herbert's services.
Mrs. White is convinced that Herbert is knocking at the front door. Mr. White is telling his wife to get back to bed but his wife is very sad.
It's Herbert..... It's Herbert
The knocking on the front door becomes faster and Mrs. White cannot take it anymore. She begins to unlock all the locks on the door. Mr. White breathed his third and last wish that the knocking would stop. The knocking stopped and the outside was clear.