The Devil and Tom Walker


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  • Tom Walker took what he considered a shortcut homewards through the swamp.
  • Money was offered to Tom by the Devil. This agreement had certain conditions. The black man pressed his finger on his forehead and left a print.
  • He had a wife as miserly as himself; they were so miserly that they even conspired to cheat on each other.
  • Tom became a rich and mighty man.
  • Shortcut through the swamp; Taking a shortcut in life may not be the best decision. Let life be.
  • He thought with regret on the bargain he had made with his black friend, and set his wits to work to cheat him (the Devil) out of his conditions.
  • Looks can be deceiving; Tom approached the Devil but he wasn't aware of what he was capable of.
  • The ones closest to us may hurt us the most; Tom Walker's wife was in misery and they both had cheated on each other.
  • "Tom, you're come for!"
  • Money will not fulfill your life; Tom Walker thought his life was complete after becoming very rich. Money cannot buy happiness.
  • Don't change your beliefs once it's late; Tom thought that by praying and carrying a bible the Devil couldn't take his soul anymore.
  • The Faust; Tom Walker sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for knowledge and power.
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