A friend from Herbert's work dropped by the Whites house. He told them that something bad happened to Herbert. He tells them that he had died.
As the friend left Mrs. White had an idea. She told Mr. White to use his second wish to bring back Herbert. Mr. White was scared that his mangled son would come back for revenge but wished it anyway. As soon as Mr. White used his second wish, someone started to knock at the door.
Mrs. White ran downstairs. The knocking got louder as Mrs. White tried opening the door but she couldn't reach the lock. Mr. White used his third wish and the knocking stopped. Mrs. White finally got the door open to see that no one was there. She started to cry as Mr. White comforted her Mr. White didn't want anyone else get hurt, so he threw the monkey's paw into the fire.