A man and a woman live in Boston and the man, Tom Walker is concerned about the treasure buried by a pirate by the name of Captain Kidd.
Tom walker is walking through the swamp and finds a skull. He kicks it and a man appears who he labels as the Devil and the "devil" confirms the buried treasure and the Devil offers to make a deal with him by trading his soul.
Tom goes home to tell his wife and she tells him he should go back and talk to the Devil, but when he doesn't she does and the Devil murders her. After he discovers his wife is gone for good he goes back to the Devil and accepts the offer.
Tom becomes very wealthy but is very concerned about his soul so he becomes very religious and tries to repent this way... but one day he hears three loud knocks at the door.
The devil had come to collect Tom's bargain, his soul.
After the Devil visited Tom he was never to be found. The people of Boston tried to search for the money in the process of selling his house there was none left to be found.