The Exposition The story opens on tom walker, and his wife. They are described as miserable and they dislike each other.
Conflict: Tom walker is approached by the devil to make a deal with him. The devil offers him money that is buried close to him. That would make him rich
Rising action: Tom goes home to think about the offer. His wife tells him to do it but because she said that he refused.She goes out and tries to make the deal with the devil she doesn't return.Then tom goes out and makes the deal he becomes a usurer in Boston
Climax tom becomes a very successful business man but he begins to worry about his soul. He begins to regret his deal with the devil and tries to change by reading the bible and going to church but keeps his business then 3 loud knocks on the door
Falling action: the devil comes for his soul
Resolution: The people elected a board to over see his estate. They couldn't find his money because it changed into other material and it was gone. And people say they still see the balck horse and the ghost of tom walker roaming the marsh