The Whites house is located in England. Mr. and Mrs. White and Herbert are waiting on their guest, Sargent-Major Morris.
Morris brought the monkeys paw and told the Whites about its abilities. Morris decides to through the paw in the fire. Mr. White quickly retrieves it from the fire.
Herbert talks Mr. White into wishing for 200 ponds. Later the next day Herbert gets caught in the machinery. The company that Herbert worked for, Maw & Meggins, offers the Whites 200 pounds for their loss.
The three wishes have all been used, Herbert died, and they are stuck with 200 pounds they don´t want.