Mrs. White is sitting by the fire and knitting. Mr. White and Herbert are playing chess.
Sergeant Major showed Herbert and Mr. and Mrs. White the monkey's paw souvenir he got from india. Sergent major said that three separate men could each have three wishes.
The visitor told Mr. and Mrs. White that there son got caught in machinery and died. Mrs. White was crying because of the news she got.
Mr. and Mrs. White buried there son Herbert. After, the couple returned home sad and empty.
Mrs. White already made a wish to bring Herbert back, So she is trying to unlock the door for Herbert. Mr. White is trying to make his last wish, So Herbert doesn't get in because Mr. White thinks that herbert is going to look like a monster, Since he was kilt y machinery.
When Mrs. White opened the door her son was normal and both Mr. and Mrs. White were happy to see Herbert again. After that Mr. White kept the monkey's paw on his dresser so he could always remember the day when his son Herbert came back home.