Tom became a very rich man by taking everything someone could give. He built a huge home, but starved his horses. As he became older, he started to dread what would come next. He became very religious and kept bibles with him. He attended church and prayed furiously to try and cheat the deal he made.
One summer day, someone that Tom professed the greatest "friendship" for came to ask for more time to pay his loan. Tom refused, but he wouldn't give up. Tom became so frustrated that he called out to the Devil. There were three loud knocks at the door. The Devil had come for Tom Walker.
The Devil whisked Tom Walker onto his horse and strode away. The townspeople turned to look for the Devil, but he had disappeared.
Tom Walker never returned for his payment. A countryman reported seeing a figure on a horse going towards the old Indian Fort. A thunderbolt fell in that direction and set the forest on fire.
The townspeople were used to trickery by the Devil. They were not very shocked at all. Tom's house and wealth were reduced to cinders. There is often a figure that can be seen by the old Indian Fort, which is the troubled spirit of Tom Walker. The truth of Tom's fate is a lesson one should not forget.