Tom and his wife his wife both are greedy and unhappy people that fight all of the time, making them unpopular with the neighbors.
One day, as tom is walking home, he encounters the devil in the forest. The devil wants me to make a deal with him; if Tom agrees to do the devils bidding, he will be granted buried treasure.
Lets make a deal.
Toms wife wants him to make the deal and when he refuses, she goes to the woods to deal with the devil herself. She is never seen again. Tom revisits the devil in the forest and agrees to become a usurer in exchange for the treasure.
Tom gets really rich from this new job, but as he gets older he worries that his deal with the devil will affect his fate in the after life. he starts to attend church and he carries a bible with him wherever he goes.
While Tom is at work, he hears a knock at his door. The devil has come for his soul and takes Tom away on a big black horse.
When the townspeople go to look for all of Toms Money that he had made, they find that his house has gone up in flames and there is no trace of his former riches.