As the wind howled outside there was a steady knock at the front door, just as Mrs. White opened the door, "Checkmate!" Herbert yelled excitedly as he beat his father again at chess, Mrs. White then appeared with Mr. White's old friend, Major Morris
Oh, no what have I done?
No my son!
As the family began to visit with Major Morris, Mr. White remembered a conversation from the previous day. "What was that you were telling me about that monkey's paw Morris?" "Oh it was nothing just forget about it" He replied nervously
Herbert!, Oh Herbert!, i'm coming!
I wish my son back dead again!
After Major Morris hesitated he ended up giving the monkey's paw to the Whites, and just like that they thought they made a reasonable first wish of 200 pounds to pay off there house, but after the wish was made absolutely nothing happened
As Mrs. White hurried to the door on a dark, cold night she opened the door to reveal a worker from her sons company, "I'm so sorry-, but because of this tragedy you and your husband will receive 200 pounds."
Mrs. White begged her husband to wish her son back alive, and as soon as the banging at the door began, he regretted his wish. Therefore he took it back...