Slowly， Old Mrs White went back into the house．Her husband looked up and saw something strange in her face."What's the matter?" he asked."Nothing," his wife answered，and she sat down to finish her breakfast.She began to think about Tom Morris again and suddenly she said to her husband,"Your friend drank a lot of whisky last night!A monkey's paw! What a story!"Mr White did not answer her because just then the post man arrived．He brought two letters for them，but there was no money in them.After breakfast the two old people forgot about the money and the monkey's paw．Later in the day, at about one o'clock, Mr and Mrs White sat down to eat and then they began to talk about money again.They did not have very much money, so they often needed to talk about it."That thirty thousand pounds," Mrs White said, "we need it!""But it didn't come this morning," her husband answered. "Let's forget it!"Then he said, "But that thing moved.The monkey's paw moved in my hand! Tom's story was true!"