Mr. and Mrs. Tom Walker are a married couple, but fought all the time (verbally and physically). His wife was stingy and unhappy. They lived in a sad house in the swamp that looked and felt miserable to be around.
Tom Walker took a shortcut home in a yucky, gross, miserable forest. He finds this skull on his way home. He has an idea on where it could be from.
Tom Walker meets this man known as the "Black Woodsman" that tells him to get off his land. Tom later meets the Devil and isn't even scared of him because his marriage is that miserable.
Devil offers a deal to let Tom find his treasure only if he sells his soul to him. He isn't gonna do it now because Mrs. Walker wants him to. She later tries to get the Devil to make a deal with her, but he refuses to.
After finding out his wife disappeared after a walk in the forest, Tom agrees to the deal. He sold his soul and works for the Devil now. He started making usurer bargains to people pretending to be their friend.
Tom ran away from the Black Woodsman. When he gets to the forest he sees that his house is burnt down and his two horses are dead. Tom died and now haunts the swamp.