What does the writer say that foreshadows the tragic consequences of the wishes as well as Herbert's own death?
Examples of the foreshadowing of death in W. W. Jacobs' short story "The Monkey's Paw":
- While playing chess with Herbert, the father put his king into "unnecessary perils."
- Over the chess board, Herbert's father, realizing he had made a "fatal mistake," remarks " 'Hark at the wind.' "
- Sergeant-Major Morris mentions that interfering with the paw put people in peril, and " 'did so to their sorrow.' "
- Morris tells the Whites that the previous owner's third wish involved death.
- Morris further warns " 'don't blame me for what happens.' "
- Herbert jokes that his first wish may " 'drop on his head from the sky.' "
The previous examples all come from the first two chapters of the story. There are other examples that foreshadow Herbert's return following the terrible accident.