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The Monkeys Paw - my alternative ending.

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Sharon Umansky English Mrs. Schechter 11/1/10 The Monkeys Paw "What is that sound?' she said. "Herbert!" she was screaming. As the knocking grew louder, the more she screamed. "It is a rat honey." I said. No hope, she just kept screaming. As she headed down the stairs, I pictured my son all destroyed. I could not bear to see him that way. I loved my son more than anything but if it meant to bring him back all torn up and tortured, then I would rather him be dead. If it is one thing that I learned from the monkeys paw is that in order to gain your wish you first lose something you love more than anything. ...read more.


It just was not meant to be that he should be brought back to life. I grabbed the monkeys paw and once and for all made my last wish. I watched as my wife's relieved face turned pale as she watched Herbert disappear into thin air. I knew from then on that nothing would ever be the same again. It is unbelievable how a monkey's paw could ruin someone's life. Before it came into my life, everything and everyone were perfectly fine, no matter what we thought. I could hardly bear watch my wife drop to the floor and scream. I wish that my wife would never have to experience this. My wife's pain in itself kills me. ...read more.


It can't be. I ran as fast I could into the kitchen. "Herbert?" I said as my eyes started to fill with tears. "Hi father, did you sleep well?" he said. I went up to him and gave him the biggest hug I have ever given anyone. "Oh Herbert, it was a dream. It was dream. Everything is going to be okay". I can't even begin to think of a time that I was so grateful for dreams. "Umm okay." he said. "Oh Herbert, I only wish you would...you know what? Never mind. You and your mother being alive, well and here is all I could ever wish for. As I let my hold on him go, I noticed my son and wife's confused faces. I did not care. All I cared about was that my wife and son were here. They will always be here... ...read more.

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