While Mr. White and Herbert White was playing, the old man that was coming to their house finally arrived, but with a monkey's paw in his hand.
As Sergeant Major Morris walked up their sidewalk, he had the supernatural Monkey paw in his hand that grants three wishes.
When Sergeant Major Morris left the house, the family wished for 200 pounds so they can pay off their debt to the house. But whenever they wished that wish, Herbert White was at work and he died. The company gave them 200 dollars. But they used the 2nd wish they had to wish that Herbert would come back.
While Mr and Mrs. White heard knocking at the door, Mr. White convinced her not to go down and open fearing what is the on the other side. But Mrs. White went down anyway because she felt like she had to. While she was trying to get the last lock open Mr. White found the Monkey's Paw and wished for the second wish to never happen.
After Mr. White wished for the second wish to not happen, the door flew open and no one was there.
After the last wish with the monkey paw, their was no way to get Herbert back again.