Tom Walker and his wife had the same horrible temper, and argued a lot. They were also violent towards each other.
One day, Tom Walker took an ill-gotten shortcut through the swamp.
Tom Walker met a stranger in the woods, who was the Devil in disguise.
Tom Walker went home after talking to the 'stranger' and told her everything. She pressured him to accept the 'stanger's' terms, but he refused. Tom's wife went to talk to the 'stranger' and went missing for 3 days before he decided to look for the valuables she took with her.
Tom Walker made a deal with the Devil, exchanging his soul for prosperity in wealth after his wife was deemed dead.
Tom Walker was, indeed, prosperous with wealth. Eventually, the Devil caught up to him and killed Tom. Tom Walker still haunts the grounds he was killed on.