What Is a Summary of "The Monkey's Paw?"

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 14, 2020 4:30:37 PM ET

"The Monkey's Paw," a short story by W.W. Jacobs, tells the story of a family that receives the mummified paw of a monkey from a guest, who tells them that whoever possesses the monkey's paw gets three wishes. However, when they try to use the wishes, there are horrible consequences.