"He had a wife as miserly as himself; they were so miserly that they even conspired to cheat each other." This quote describes how Tom Walker behaved and lived.
"It is true he was dressed in a rude Indian garb, and had a red belt or sash swathed round his body; but his face was neither black nor copper-color, but swarthy and dingy, and begrimed with coot, as if he had been accustomed to toil among fires and forges. He had a shock of coarse black hair, that stood out form his head in all directions, and bore an axe on his shoulder." The describes an appearance of the devil, without calling him "the devil", you can tel by the portrayal who he's describing.
They lived in a forlorn-looking horse that stood alone and had an air of starvation. A few straggling savin-trees, emblems of sterility, grew near it; no smoke even curled from its chimney; no traveler stopped at its door." This quote make a picture in the readers head on how these character Tom is struggling, and would be desperate for change. Thus the reason Tom accepts the devil's deal.
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