Tom and his wife lived in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1727. Both were miserable with each other.
Rising Action (pt.4)
One day Tom took a short cut through the woods where Kidd the pirate supposedly hid his beloved treasure.
Rising Action (pt.5)
While taking his short cut he encounters the Devil himself. The Devil proposes a deal for Tom. Tom was very intrigued, but had an unsteady feeling.
Rising Action (pt.6)
Right away Tom tells his wife about his encounter with the Devil and the deal he was offered. Within an instant Tom's wife, practically shoving Tom out the door, tells him to make the deal. Out of spite Tom's final decision is to forget the offer.
After realizing his wife left with all of their most expensive and valuable possessions, Tom goes to search for his wife. Stopped in his tracks by an apron filled with a heart and liver, Tom realizes that his wife is dead, and all of their possession are gone forever.
Now that Tom had nothing and his wife was gone, he decided to call upon the Devil and tell him he has decided to accept the most intriguing offer.