The story begins with the White family greeting there new guest Sergeant Major. The Sergeant talks about a mythical item called the Monkey's Paw. He then gives off warnings about using its magical power. But Mrs.White still urges her husband to use it anyway.
Sergeant Major begs the Whites not to use the Monkey's paw,But sense they insisted they'll be fine. Without thinking about the consequences, they went ahead and tried out the paw.
Mr.White wishes upon the Monkey's Paw for 200 pounds Minutes later, a man walks in the room to state their son is dead. Everyone was in shock when the man said that he'd pay 200 pounds for compensation. Mr and Mrs.White made a connection with their wish and Herbert's death. The 200 pounds for compensation was their wish.
Mr.White begins to regret his wish about 200 pounds and gets so frustrated he tries to use the Monkey's Paw to wish Herbert back to life.
Mr.White looses the Monkey's Paw, only to be be on all 4's . Mrs.White thought that Herbert was at the door,but it was only just the Monkey's Paw toying with her. The Whites still got their compensation money because Herbert never returned.