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The Monkey's Paw

The Monkey's Paw
by W.W. Jacobs


Summary of The Monkey's Paw

This scary story is about a monkey's paw which has magical powers. It gives three wishes to its owner. The monkey's paw is given to a family of three: a father, mother, and son. They wish for some money, and the next day an employee of the son's company arrives at the family's home and tells the parents that their son has died in an accident and they will receive some money - the exact amount they wished for. About a week later, the mother wishes that their dead son would return home alive. When knocking is heard at the door, the father realizes what has happened, and before the mother can open the door, the father uses the last wish. The knocking stops, and when the door is opened, no one is there.

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