Mr. white was play chess with his son Herburt (Mr. white loss the game). Mr. white and his family was waiting for his friend to come over to visit
His friend was a sergeant- major in a war. he came in with an *ill look in this face*
the major pulled out a mummy monkey paw and told a story behind it he told them about how the monkey's paw can grant 3 wish but with a side affect and was about to toss it in the the fire but Mr. white stopped him and told him "I would keep it"
miss white and Herbet were laughing at the story once the major left and mad Mr. white make a wish for 200 pounds
they got the 200 pounds but for their sons life
mom was still griefing and then she ask her husband to wish his son alive.