I could of months ago I got a replica monkey's paw in a wooden box (you know, as in the horror tale where it grants three twisted wishes). I've always wanted to finish it off my adding a piece of weathered parachment to the inside lid of the box with a handwritten warning/explanation about the paw's powers, but have been starved of creative thinking and ain't been able to come up with anything that sounded good.
Anyway, I was watching an episode of Tales from the Crypt recently (someone pleeeeeeese make a 1:1 Cryptkeeper resin bust!!! ) and it featured a cursed, wish-granting monkey's paw, so I thought it would be a nice nod to have the poem that was engraved on that one's silver band written on my parchment. Only problem is, one line is "indecipherable" (according to the character reading it out - you never see it).
So...... The challenge is, can anyone think of a suitable line to replace the one that's missing?
A sense of smug satisfaction goes to the one with the best!Three wishes I give and no more
To each owner of me, so keep score.
Each wish will come true
So take care what you do
Greed I deplore.