Sergeant Major Morris knocks on the Whites door. He gets invited inside, and teaches them about a magical Monkey's paw. He tells them what it's capable of doing. It is able to grant the whites family with three wishes. After he leaves they decide to make one wish for 200 pounds of money.
The Whites are sleeping at home and Mr.White starts to see things on his dresser. His wife wakes up and doesn't see anything, but Mr.White claims he saw a ghost with the money they wished for staring directly at him!
A delivery man knocked on the Whites door and brought them a bag of 200 pounds worth of money. It wasn't all good news when the man told them that their Son had passed away. The Whites had no idea that their was a curse when you made a wish with the monkeys paw. Now they half to live with their loss for the rest of their life.
Mrs.White was arguing with her husband that this mess was all his fault. She was blaming him for Herbert their sons death. Mr.White didn't agree with her in some ways but he felt ashamed that he wished for 200 pounds
Mrs.White got so mad at her husband she made him wish for their son back to life. Mr.White new that this wasn't going to be a good idea, but she was such a mess from the incident with her son that she wasn't thinking about a curse. When her their son rose from the dead he came back like a zombie. He wasn't human any more and he wasn't the same person.
When Mrs.White saw her son she realized he wasn't the same. Mr.White no other choice but to wish for Herbert to die again.