The Question and Answer section for The Monkey’s Paw is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
This story begins at night with the White family. They sit in their cozy living room beside a warm fire. There is a storm outside but the family seems insulated from the harsh weather. There is a sense of contentment.
I don't recall the house had a name.
Sargeant-Major Morris shares the information that a curse was placed on the paw by a fakir. Morris says that the curse was placed on the paw to show that fate ruled individual lives, and that fate should not be interfered with.