Tom Walker's wife had the worst mouth towards him always hiding stuff and giving him a hard time even though he did it back.
I can't stand you!!!
I can't stand you either!!!
He met the "devil" in human form in the woods with an ax cutting trees down on Peabody's land each tree cut a little at a time based on the time, which when the tree is cut down, the persons time is up and the devil will take them.
"Deacon Peabody be d--d"
He had given the devil reasoning to take him as he yelled "The devil take me if I have made a farthing", as he heard three knocks at the door as he went to check and got snatched up and taken off with the devil.