In 1902, A man named Sergeant Morris gave a family called the White Family a special monkey paw. This paw caused trouble that could not have been changed.
The Monkey's Paw
Mr. White took the monkey paw after being warned that it could be dangerous. Sergeant Morris told Mr. White that every wish had to be sensible.
"If you must wish," he said gruffly, "Wish for something sensible."
Mr. White, Mrs. White, and their son Herbert all made a wish for 200 pounds to see if the monkey paw was real.
"I wish for 200 pounds."
After Herbert went to work, a visitor knocked on the White's door. He came inside and told them that Herbert had been killed in the machinery at work.
"...They wish to present you with a certain sum as compensation." "200 pounds."
One night, Mr. and Mrs. White were in bed, and Mrs. White had the idea to wish Herbert back to life. With a little argument, Mr. White finally agreed to wish him back, moments later knocking on their front door was heard.
"Bring him back," "Do you think I fear the child I have nursed?"
With only one wish remaining, Mrs. White opens the door expecting Herbert to be there. But nothing was at the front door. Mr. White had wished "their son" away with the final wish.