Tom Walker is upset with his life at home. He is poor, his wife hates him and stashes anything she can from him.
On his way home one day, he takes a shortcut but encounters the devil along the way. The devil makes a deal with him and he decides to go home and tell his wife
He arrives but then decides not to tell his wife. His wife suddenly disappears one evening and when he goes to search for her, he finds only her apron and a heart and liver.
Finally he decides to make the deal, and agrees opens a broker shop in Boston
Tom opened the shop and begins to make money by extorting other people. He also begins to work on his next encounter with the devil by bringing a Bible with him everywhere.
In the middle of foreclosing a mortgage, the devil comes for him at the door, but alas none of his bibles are with him and he disapears.
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