Tom Walker and his wife are introduced. They are very mean to each other to the point where they hide money from each other. The story takes place in Boston, Massachuessetts.
Tom was walking home one day and seen a shortcut. He decided to take it instead of taking the regualr path home. The shortcut went through a swamp.
As Tom was walking through the swamp, he met a stranger. He wasn't for sure who it was. Soon enough though, he figured out it was the Devil. He didn't seem scared though. The Devil even offered him a deal that could make him very wealthy.
Falling Action/ Resolution
Tom went home to think about the deal. He decided to tell his wife, and she wanted him to do it. He chose not to take the deal to anger his wife. She then decided to go make the deal herself. She went into the swamp and didn't return. Tom then returned to go see the Devil.
Tom decided to take the deal with the Devil. He became an usurer in Boston and becomes wealthy. As he grew older he started to worry about his soul. He tried to repent what he did with the Devil by church and reading the Bible. He regretted his decisions but still stayed in the business.
One day,Tom heard 3 knocks at his door. It was the Devil there to take him. He was gone and there was nothing left of him. No remains, no money, not anything.