Mr. and Herbert White are playing chess as Mrs. White watches.
That was a risky move!
The Whites get a cursed monkey's paw from Sergeant Major Morris. The paw grants three wishes to three men, Mr. White being the third and last.
The paw grants three wishes. The first man died, and I was given only misery. Get rid of the paw.
Herbert is killed in an accident at work, but Mr. and Mrs. White receive £200, just as they wished.
Your son is dead. He was crushed by the machinery. The company has decided to give compensation for his service.
Mr. White makes a second wish- for his son to live again. A banging at the door follows. Mrs. White rushes to the door to let her son in. Mr. White, fearing what might be on the other side of the door, wishes for his son to be dead again.
I wish for my son to be dead again!
BANG! BANG! BANG!
Mrs. White opens the door... only to find no one.
Mr. White goes out into the night to search further, but again, no one is there.