The Monkey’s Paw by W.W. Jacobs

The Gestalt Real-Time Reviews of Books

This story was originally read by me in this book. My first memory of any book, as a toddler, was this book on a sparsely populated bookshelf owned by my dear Mum and Dad.

A story just re-read….


“; of wars and plagues and strange peoples.”

A paw that had only three wishes but an infinite number of people who could ask of it their own bespoke three wishes.This famous story of an old couple with their three wishes available from the eponymous fakir-tinctured paw that twitched in the hand, by so-called coincidence or not, when any wish was asked of it,a story spoken of to me by my latelamented father-in-law, many years ago, as his most terrifying experience from reading any fiction. From a friendly game of chess between a father and son to a mother’s ‘impressive chords’ on a pianotocotton she picked…

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July 10, 2022 · 4:06 pm

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