"There he is" said herbert White,as the as the gate loudly and heavy footsteps came towards the door
Monkey's Paw? said Mrs.White coriously
He took the paw, and dangling it between his forefinger and thumb, suddenly there it upon the fire. White, with a slight cry ,stooped down and snached it off
“Well, wish for two hundred pounds, then; that’ll just do it.”His father, smiling and with an embarrassed look for his foolishness in believing the soldier’s story,held up the talisman.
She opened the door,but she saw the awful truth in his face.She caught her breath, and turning to her husband, who did not yet understand the man’s meaning,laid her shaking hand on his. There was a long silence.“He was caught in the machinery,” said the visitor at length in a low voice.