The Monkey's Paw

The Monkey's Paw
The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 2

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The Monkey's Paw by W. W. Jacobs

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The Monkey's Paw
The Lady of the Barge and Others, Part 2

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me back," he said, tenderly. "You will be cold."

"It is colder for my son," said the old woman, and wept afresh.

The sound of her sobs died away on his ears. The bed was warm, and his eyes heavy with sleep. He dozed fitfully, and then slept until a sudden wild cry from his wife awoke him with a start.

"The paw!" she cried wildly. "The monkey's paw!"

He started up in alarm. "Where? Where is it? What's the matter?"

She came stumbling across the room toward him. "I want it," she said, quietly. "You've not destroyed it?"

"It's in the parlour, on the bracket," he replied, marvelling. "Why?"

She cried and laughed together, and bending over, kissed his cheek.

"I only just thought of it," she said, hysterically. "Why didn't I think of it before? Why didn't you think of it?"

"Think of what?" he questioned.

"The other two wishes," she replied, rapidly.

"We've only had one."

"Was not that enough?" he demanded, fiercely.

"No," she

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First of this authors work I have read and was very impressed. I seem to recall a film made of it which of course meant the ending was no surprise, however the style of writing is very good and I'm now looking for more of his work.