The White family has their friend Sergeant Major Morris over, he talks about his time in India and shows the family a magic monkey paw which will grant 3 wishes to 3 people. It was already used with 2 people and caused pain or death. The Sergeant throws the paw into the fire, but Mr. White takes it out and keeps it.
The White family has a monkey paw with 3 wishes left, the paw causes pain or death along with the wishes. The family has to chose what to do with the wishes.
Their son Herbert suggests that they wish for 200 pounds in order to pay off there house. The wish doesn't come instantly so the family goes on like normal.
The White family learns of the pain or death associated with the wish as the receive the 200 pounds that they wished for, but at the cost of there son dieing at work in the factory.
The White family grieves over there dead son. Ten days later Mrs. White thinks that they could use there 2nd wish to get there son back. Mr. White disagrees.
Mrs. White uses the paw and wishes her son back. Then she hears knocking at the door, and goes to open it. She cant reach the bolt and crys for her husband to help. In order to protect his wife and cause no more damage he uses the paws final wish to make the person at the door disapear.
Let this be over, haven't we been through enough.