Ah, Sergeant! It's nice to see you again, my friend.
A camera shot from inside the room, as if on a table.Father and son play, chess, and, as usual, Herbert wins.He laughs it off, but his father, Mr. White, seems to be more upset than he. While Mrs. White stands and reassures her husband. Calm and lively music plays softly in background.
Well, all right, but there is one I must not tell.
So, Morris. Tell me of your adventures! We'd love to listen.
An outside shot of Major Morris. Here we see Sergeant-Major Morris has been invited over, but the White family didn't expect him to actually come. He raps on the door lightly, alerting them of his arrival. The knock is heard along with music turning into a eerie stringed piece.
Fine, but you must not say a word. It is the "Monkey's Paw".
Well, why not? You must, you must!
The family is seen from the table shot once again. Mr. White, Herbert, and Mrs. White welcome Sergeant-Major Morris into their home, showing him to the couch, allowing him a place to sit. The stringed music strings plays with the scene in the background.
The "Monkey's Paw"?!
A camera shot from the side, like looking through a window. Mr. White, Mrs. White, Herbert, and Sergeant-Major Morris enter the dining room for dinner, and Mr. White asks how Morris has been. The orchestra in the background fades away and a quartet of trumpets start to play their part.
A shot from the side, still from the window. Morris tells a tale about something he found, but he does not say what it is. Percussion comes in to play with the trumpets and drums drum their way into the scene.. The scene gets tense.
A shot still from the side. Everyone in the room is puzzled and surprised when Morris tells what he found while he was away. All the people bring their hnds up to their mouths and gasp, for they are astonished. The strings return and every part of the piece plays a high note as the scene ends.