Mr. and Mrs. White hear a knock at their door and Mrs. White thinks its Herbert because that is what they wished for. So she runs to go answer it. Mr. White doesn't want his wife to see whats knocking so he tries to find the monkeys paw.
Mr. White is looking for the monkey's paw. He is trying to make his last wish before Mrs. White opens the door. He finds it and runs downstairs.
Mrs. White is going to open the door because someone is knocking. She thinks that it is Herbert so she is really excited. But then Mr. White stops her and he makes his third wish.
When Mrs. White goes to open the door, Mr. White makes his last wish to make whatever is outside disappear. He thinks he made the right decision. He knows that he went against what his wife wanted but, he didn't want to see their son like that.
When Mrs. White opens the door she is really surprised. She doesn't see Herbert waiting outside. She opens the door and all she sees and knows is that it is pouring outside.
Mrs. White is really upset because she is will never see her son again. Mr. White thinks that he made the right decision making their son disappear. He thinks that it is for the best because they would never want to see their mutilated son.