When Mr. White, Mrs. White, and Herbert get introduced. “Father and son were playing chess; the father, + the white-haired old lady knitting quietly by the fire.”
The sergeant comes in, and introduces the "Monkey's Paw". “He took the paw, and holding it between his front finger and thumb, suddenly threw it upon the fire. Mr. White, with a slight cry, quickly bent down and took it off”
The family gets 3 wishes. “Mr. White took the paw from his pocket and eyed it doubtfully. “I don’t know what to wish for, and that’s a fact,” he said slowly. “It seems to me I’ve got all I want.”
They wish for 200 pounds. “I wish for two hundred pounds,” said the old man clearly.”
Herbert dies. “He was caught in the machinery,” said the visitor at length in a low voice.”
Someone was at the door, Mr. White has his last wish, and the knocking stops. “He heard the movement of the lock as she began to open it, and at the same moment he found the monkey's paw, and frantically breathed his third and last wish."