When he arrives they start doing small talk, but then Mr White asks the guest, Sargent-Major Morris, about his monkey paw. The guest is very upset, but leaves the monkey paw behind.
The Whites are curious and decide to make a wish. They wish that they can have 200 pounds. The monkeys paw twitched.
The next morning they are talking about last nights event, and says the worst that can happen is that the money falls from the sky.Their Herbert decides to go to work now and says good-bye.
That afternoon, Mr. and Mrs. White were talking when there came a knock on the door. The man that knocked said that Herbert died, and that they would give them 200 pounds because of the death. They were very shocked and sad at the same time because they knew that their wish had been granted.
Late in the night, Mrs White said that they should use their second wish to wish their son to be alive again. Mr. White wishes that. Then there was a knock on the door. Mr, White did not want to see what Herbert would look like so he wished Herbert to go away.