Sergeant Major Morris comes to house with some concerns and Mr.White and Mrs.White invite him to the basement to sit by fire for the cold night.
Sergeant Major Morris got a monkeys paw from a elder man who already used all three wishes and the last one was death that’s how Morris got it. Morris says it’s bad and try’s to throw a monkeys paw into the fire but Mr. White stops him and said no I will take it and Morris said don’t say I didn’t warn you, then walks out. Herb finds it and ask dad how he got it and started giving grief to his father.
Mr.White and Mrs.White get news that their son had got caught in the machinery and is no longer alive. Ten days pass and Mrs. White is still hurting and then thinks about the monkeys paw and told Mr.White that its all his fault thet her son died, so she told him to go make a wish for him to come back. Mr.White makes the wish and nothing happens for awhile until they hear knocking at the door.
Mrs.White runs down stairs to let herb in but Mr.White keeps telling her no so he runs to the monkeys paw and wishes his son is dead.
Mrs.White finally gets the door unlocked and they see this bright light fade away and Herb is gone. Later on Mrs.White and Mr.White pass away
It is a common superstition that a black cat crossing your path is bad luck.