Tom Walker and His wife are both very miserly people. Both had greed take over their lives. Their house never taken cared for and always looked abandoned. They never got along and never had many visitors.
One day Tom Walker though it would be a shorter walk if he went through the swamp. While walking through he saw a black figure. All he saw were red eyes and hair that stuck out. The Black figure was carrying an ax.
The devil wanted to make a deal with Tom Walker. He agreed to become a usurer in exchange for the buried treasure.
Tom later on gets really rich. But the more he got rich the more worried he got about the effects of being in the afterlife. He attended church, hoping it will help.
While at home, Tom Walker heard a knock on his door.
The Devil collects Tom's soul and sets fire to the forest.