the whites lived in an old house in the middle of nowhere.
Sergeant- major Morris tells the whites about this magical monkey paw and how there are three wishes for three different men. he tells the whites how nothing good comes from it. so he throws the paw in the fire but Mr. whites son Herbert quickly takes it out.
Herbert tells his dad (mr.white) to wish for 200 pounds so they can pay off their house. After mr.white wish for this nothing happens so the family goes to bed, the next morning Herbert goes to work. all of the sudden there a knock at the whites door when they open the door the family gets bad news that Herbert died at work so Herbert work gives his family 200 pounds as compensation.
mr.white makes a wish for herbert to come back even though he doesnt want to. all of the sudden there is a knock at the door mrs. white freaks out runs down stairs, but she cant reach the door which give mr.white enough time to make is 3rd and final wish to undo his 2nd wish.