mr. white and his son herbert just finished a game of chess. herbet beat his father is the game of chess while mrs. white is sitting in her chair knitting. mr.white is annoyed that his son beat him in chess.
sergant major morris arrives and begins talking about a monkeys paw that is cursed by a fakir in india. the fakir cursed it with 3 wishes for 3 men. the point of the paw is to bring trajedy. Mr. white wants the paw, mr white then wishes for 200lbs and in return his son herbert dies.
after their son dies Mrs.Mhite convinces Mr.Mhite to wish for their son back. shortly after he wished for his son they heard a knocking at the door, it was herbert. he came back from the dead and walked to his house. at this point he realizes what he has to do and what his wife has done.
i don't see the money and wont live to see the day i do.
as the knocking gets louder Mr. White becomes more concerned. his wife wanted to open the door but Mr. White insisted not to. He ran upstairs and grabbed the paw, he had one wish left.
when Mrs.White opens the door she finds nothing. After Mr.White grabbed the paw he made his last wish. as the reader we can infer that he wished for his son to leave because the knocking stopped at the door.
Herbert tells his father to wish for 200lbs and it doesn't show up. herbert then says he wont live to see the money. herbert then dies and the money arrives.