This story had three main parts.
Table of Contents Plot Overview Part I opens on a dark and stormy night as the three members of the White family relax inside their cozy house. Herbert White and his father are playing a game of chess while Mrs. White knits near the fire.
After his son wins, Mr. White complains about the terrible weather and nearly deserted road they live near. A family friend, Sergeant-Major Morris, arrives for a visit.
Over whisky, he tells stories of his exploits abroad. White expresses interest in going to India, but the sergeant-major says he would be better off staying at home.
According to the sergeant-major, three men can wish on the paw three times each. The sergeant-major himself has already had his three wishes, as has another man, who used his third wish to ask for death.
Moreover, no one will buy the paw without first seeing proof of its effect. The sergeant-major throws the paw into the fire, and Mr. White quickly rescues it. The sergeant-major warns him three times to leave the paw alone, but he eventually explains how to make a wish on the paw. White says the story reminds her of the Arabian Nights and jokingly suggests that her husband wish her a pair of extra hands to help her with all her work.
White to use common sense if he insists on wishing. After supper and more tales of India, the sergeant-major leaves. In mock anger, Mrs. White playfully chases her son. Herbert says that two hundred pounds would enable them to pay off the money owed for the house. White wishes aloud for two hundred pounds as Herbert accompanies him with melodramatic chords played on the piano.
White suddenly cries out and says that the paw moved like a snake in his hand. White go to bed, Herbert sits by the fire and sees a vividly realistic monkey face in the flames. Part II begins on the next morning, a sunny winter day.
White answers that people often mistake coincidence for granted wishes. Herbert then leaves for work. Later that day, Mrs. White notices a stranger outside dressed in nice clothes. The stranger hesitantly approaches their gate three times before opening it and coming up to the door.
White ushers him in.
White asks whether Herbert is all right, and the representative says he is hurt, but in no pain. For a moment, Mrs.
White says that Herbert was the only child they had left. He then explains that the company will not take any responsibility for the death but will give the Whites two hundred pounds.
White shrieks, and Mr."The Monkey's Paw" is a supernatural short story by author W. W. Jacobs first published in England in the collection The Lady of the Barge in  In the story, three wishes are granted to the owner of the monkey's paw, but the wishes come with an enormous price for interfering with fate.
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