This is Sergeant Major Morris, a friend of mine from work.
It was a dark and stormy night, and the White family was sitting around the fire in their secluded country home. (Camera shot of whole family)
What about the monkeys paw you were telling me about?
Then there was a knock at the door. Herbert White son of Mr. and Mrs.White opened it to find a tall, burly man, beady of eye. He recognized him as Sergeant Major Morris who worked with him. He was introduced to Mr. and Mrs.White and they took a seat by the fire. (Camera shot of everyone)
This paw is nothing but trouble.
Sergeant Major Morris spoke of wild scenes; of wars and plagues and strange people. (Close up camera shot of Sergeant Major Morris telling stories)
Then Herbert brought up a story that Sergeant Major Morris was telling him earlier. His eyes darkened and he began to tell the story. (Close up on Sergeant Major Morris)
The paw will grant three wishes. The last person who had it last wished for death for his final wish. That's how I got it. As far as I'm concerned, this paw is nothing but trouble. (Sergeant Major Morris throws paw in the fire) (Close up on paw in the fire) (Frightening music)
Then Mr. White grabbed it out of the fire, saying "If you didn't want it, give it to me." Mr.White asked how to make the wish and once he was told Herbert said "It would be nice if we had enough money to pay off the house." "Yes Herbert! That's what we'll do," and with that Mr.White wished for two hundred pounds. After he wished nothing happened...(Suspenseful music playing)(Close up on the paw)