The father and the son were playing checkers somewhat late at night. They were expecting the fathers' old friend who came a little later on. The old friend brought the monkeys paw.
They had 3 wishes. The first one was for 200 pounds, which is when their son died. Second, was for their son back. The third was personally from the father, which was for everything to be at peace, including his son.
When she opened the door,there was no one there to be seen. The husband did it in perfect timing for his wish. The wife was grieving.