The Devil and Tom Walker

The Devil and Tom Walker
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  • Rising Action (pt.3)
  • CLIMAX
  • Walker is approached by the devil to make a deal with him. The devil offers him Pirate Kidd's treasure which is buried nearby. This will make him very wealthy. 
  • FALLING ACTION (pt.1)
  • \Tom goes home to think about the deal. His wife urges him to do it, and he spites her by refusing. She goes into the woods herself to take the deal and doesn't return, but later finds a liver and heart .With his wife gone, Tom revisits the Devil's pact and becomes a usurer in Boston.
  • RESOLUTION
  • Throughout time Tom becomes more and more wealthy. However, he is now frightened of the consequences of selling his soul to the Devil. So, as a result of fear Tom becomes more religious by going to church and carrying a bible.
  • "Knock, Knock, Knock." Tom, now frozen in fear, reaches for the comfort of his bible. However, realizes its not there, he excepts his fate. 
  • To this day it is said that Tom walker still rides with the Devil on the black horse.
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