The monkey paw

The monkey paw

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  • $200
  • I should hardly think that he'd come to-night," said the father, with his hand poised over the chess board. "There he is," said Herbert White, as the gate banged to loudly and heavy footsteps came toward the door.
  • "Sergent - Major Morris," he said introducing himself "It had a spell put on it by an old fakir," said the sergeant-major, ... He put a spell on it so that three separate men could have 3 wishes from it.""Hold it up in your right hand and wish aloud,' said the sergeant-major, "but I warn you of the consequences."
  • "I wish for 200 pounds," said the old man distinctly "Well, I don't see the money," said his son, as he picked it up and placed it on the table, "and I bet I never shall."
  • "Badly hurt," he said quietly , "but he is not in any pain." I was to say that Maw and Meggins disclaim all responsibility," continued the other. " They admit no liability at all, but in consideration of your son's services they wish to present you with a certain sum as compensation." "Two hundred pounds," was the answer.
  • " The paw!" she cried wildly. "The monkey's paw!" "No", she cried, triumphantly; "we'll have one more. Go down and get it quickly, and wish our boy alive again."
  • His  wife sat up in bed listening. A loud knock resounded through the house. "It's Herbert!" she screamed. "It's Herbert!"He heard the creaking of the bolt as it came slowly back, and at he same moment he found the monkey's paw, and frantically breathed his third and last wish.
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