We are very sorry but your son has perished... Here are£200 for his hard work over the years.
It was a cold and gloomy night. In the small parlor of Laburnum Villa where the fire burned brightly father and son were playing chess while waiting calmly for a guest to arrive
Wish my boy alive again. BRING HIM BACK!
I wish my son alive again...
Sergeant-Major Morris arrived and he began to talk. He was telling the family about the strange people he met in India and about the monkey's paw that grants three wishes However the paw is cursed and it brings great misfortune Despite Major Moris's warning Mr White kept the paw and wished for 200 pounds
The following day a well-dressed man from Herbert's work arrived at their home bringing terrible news
My dear Herbert is gone forever!
Mrs. White wants to wish her son alive again Mr. White is not so sure about the wish but Mrs. White convinces him to do it He makes the wish with a quivering voice
The Whites hear a loud knocking and Mrs. White rushes down the stairs to open the door thinking it's Herbert but it's an eerie and mysterious figure Mr. White watched, unnerved as the strange figure knocked louder and louder
Mr. White makes his last wish to make "it" disappear. The knocking stopped suddenly and the door opened A brisk wind rushed up the staircase and a long deep wail of regret and pain from his wife gave him the strength to run down to her side