Sergeant-Major Morris shows the White family about the monkey's paw and its origin. After Major Morris throws the paw into the fire Mr. White goes to retrieve it. This is important because the monkey's
Mr. White doesn't know what to wish for. Herbert tells him to wish for 200 pounds to pay off their house. Herbert dies and they are given 200 pounds in compensation from the man in the suit.
Mrs. White is going to open the door for herbert to come in and Mr. White is wishing for Herbert to go away.