Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Quote #7

He heard the creaking of the bolt as it came slowly back, and at the same moment he found the monkey's paw, and frantically breathed his third and last wish. (3.48)

We don't know what Mr. White wishes here. The important thing is that he makes the wish on his own, free of his wife's or son's influence, based on what he thinks is right.

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