Mr.and Mrs. White's friend came to visit them, and gave them a monkey's paw with three wishes attached. It had bad consequences if you requested the wishes.
Mr. Whites friend's name is Mr. Morris. He was in the British army and served in India. He found the paw on his travels. He explained the hardships that came with the paw.
Mr. Morris went to throw it in the fire, but Mr. White wanted the paw. He could use it to help his family out.
Herbert, Mr. White's adult son asked his dad to wish for 200 pounds. This would help pay for the house. It was tight times right now with money. Herbert then went off to work at the factory.
Mr. and Mrs. White heard from their son's work that he had an accident there and died. The work gave them 200 pounds for the accident. Then a week goes by after they buried their son. The front door all of a sudden started to rattle and shake. This was after Mrs. White asked for one final wish to have her son back alive.
Mr. and Mrs. White knew that their son's eerie ghost like figure was at the door. When they opened the door, no one was there. However, they sure had they feeling his eerie not human like figure was there. They will never use wishes again.