The son and father are playing checkers and the next day a man came to there door. He is Sergeant-Major and he begins to talk about the monkey paw that he brought. Explains that the paw grants wishes and tells stories that have occurred before from the paw.
Mr. White makes his first two wishes with the mokey paw.
After the first two wishes, the monkey paw is not to be found. There is a knock on the door and Mrs. White goes for it. While she is, Mr.White looks for the monkey paw.
Mr. White makes his third and final wish.
Mrs. White opens the door and nothing is there.
The family is now on therapy, but they try to live as happy as possible.