Mr. and Mrs. White with their son Herbert meeting Sergeant- Mayor Morris in front of their home.
Mayor Morris is explaining about his trips and things he has collected, and a monkey's paw comes into the conversation. He chucked it in the fire, but Mr. White retrieved it. They then learn about the powerful wishes
Mr. White doesn't know what to wish for, so his son Herbert exclaims,"Ask for 200 pounds!", which his father did. He knew it was a greedy thing to wish for, but they got it in a way they didn't expect. Herbert got killed and that was their blood money.
Mrs. White wishes for her son to be alive again...only if she knew what was going to happen.
The couple thinks they hear a knock on their front door, so Mrs. white wants to see if its there son. It is and its not really him. Its a son that was out for blood and wanted to kill his parents for the monkey paw.
Mr. White knows that if he doesn't gets the paw then something worse could happen. He runs to the parlor and finds it but echos filled the house besides the screams of his wife.