The White family ran across a monkeys paw that had three wish's on it and they wish for something but it only makes things worse.
At the begining of the story the family's friend Sargent Major Morus came to their house and gave them a monkeys claw claming that u could make 3 wish's with it, but clamied not to wish it only brings bad. So he threw the claw in the fire and Mr.white grab it and convinced Sargent that he could use a wish.
When Mr.White grabed the monkeys claw he wish for 200 pounds.Which could have been the worst thing that he had done in his life. Later that day their was a knock on the door and it was a well dressed stranger, with a sack in his hand. When they let the man in he broke the news that they were collecting 200 pounds for their sons death at the factory.
As the days passed Mr.White and Ms.White were heart broken not wanting to part of the monkey claw at all. Ten days have passed now and Ms.White finally made the thought of making a wish for here son Herbert to come back to life. Mr.White tried to tell her that he saw his sons body and that he was barley recognizable. But she did it anyways and their was a knock on the door but before his wife could make it to the door he went for the claw and wished that herbert would go away, and that is what happened.