sergeant major Morris is visting some friends the whites, while he shows them the monkey paw and he rambles about how dangerous it can be.
Morris says that " it's dangerous to have this though it does grant 3 wishes, but it takes something from you every time. i should dispose of it." He tries to throw it in the fireplace but, Mr. white stops him and tells him to give it to him instead in which the major warns him.
Mr. white's son conveys his dad to wish for a few hundred pounds after he heard major ramble about its infamous repetition. So his sets off for work while Mr.white wishes for pounds.
Mr.Whites are enjoying their day until a mysterious man comes up to their house telling them some bad news. The man is from the factor that there son works at and he tells them their son had died from being crushed by one of the machinery. For the death of their son, he gives a few hundred ponds for the exchange to put this mortal case under the rug
. Mrs.White is mourning then suddenly she remember about the monkey paw power. she gets the idea to revive her son using it and tries to convince her husband. The husband hinders her plan by telling her that it would make the situation even that the paw could kill someone else or do something misfortune. she scraps the bottom of the barrel of excuses and blames him for the son's death. The husband takes it personal then he wishes to revive his son back from the grave.
After the they wish they hear a loud banging on the door. Realizing that its their son, the mom tries to open the door but her husband stop her from opening it thinking that an demon has possessed their's sons body. The husband gets the monkey paw and wishes for everything to disappear. Then waking up on a mysterious road only with snow and nothing else.