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Which detail from "The Monkey's Paw" is the most clearly an example of foreshadowing?  

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The Whites are warned against using the monkey's paw early on in the story, when Sergeant-Major Morris visits them and tells him about the find. He says it came from India where it had been enchanted by a holy man, who had sought to prove the power that fate holds in shaping human life. Morris tells them that the monkey's paw has the power to grant three wishes to three different people.

However, Morris is more than simply a source of exposition - Morris himself is a victim of the Monkey's Paw. He refuses to tell them what he wished for, but he does allude to the person had used the monkey's paw before him, and whose last wish had been to die. In their...

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