Tom was walking his way home when he decided to go through a short cut to get home faster. The shortcut was an ill one, there was almost no light so it got dark earlier in there.
Tom was tired so he decided to stop to rest for a while. It was said that the indians made sacrifices to the Evil spirit but Tom was not a man to be trouble with any kind. Tom meet with the devil at the swamp and he offered him a treasure in exchange of a deal.
Tom got home with a mark in his forehead made by the devil. He told his wife everything that happened and she said that he has to accept the deal immediately. Tom's wife was very materialistic and gold digger but Tom didn't wanted please her so he refused.
The next day Tom was looking all day for his wife because he didn't found her so he went to the swamp and the only thing he found was a heart and a liver. It's not known if Tom's wife died but he never saw her again and he accepted the deal with the devil.
Tom became an usurer and started to lend money to people with two percent of interest but his thirst for money was high so he steal money from people and cheated to get money faster and become richer from other's money.
After getting older and near to his death Tom became more religious , started to go more to church and read the bible, he even always carried one with him. One day when Tom was talking he said that if he has ever made a farthing then the devil can take him and so it was.