In "The Monkey's Paw," how does the Whites' reaction about the monkey's paw change through the story?

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Consider the way in which the Whites first respond to the sergeant major's announcement of his possession of some real Indian magic. When he introduces the monkey's paw and then tells the Whites that it is "just a bit of what you might call magic," the text shows the interest of the Whites by describing how attentive they were: "His three listeners leaned forward eagerly." However, the...

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