tom walker and his wife are described as miserly and bitter towards eachother.
tom walker is approached by the devil to make a deal with him.
tom goes home to think about the deal with the devil. after his wife urges him to take it. she goes into the woods and take the deal her self and he finds that she doesnt return.
he becomes very wealthy but begins to worry about his soul. it is clear that he regrets his deal with the devil.
the devil arrived to collect his due. toms soul.
the people of boston appointed a board to oversee toms estate. however when they looked all they found was money. legend remains that to this day you can see a black horse and a figure in a white cap on the marsh.