Tom Walker and his wife are both very greedy and unhappy people that fight all the time, so they were not very popular.
Tom was walking home and took a different path. Little did he know, the devil was waiting for him. The devil wants to make a deal with him. If Tom agrees, he will be granted buried treasure.
Tom's wife wants him to make the deal and when he refuses, she goes into the woods with the devil herself, and is never seen again. Tom visits the devil again and agrees with the deal, in exchange for the treasure.
Tom became very rich because of his new job, but as he got older, he worries that his deal with the devil will affect his fate in the afterlife. He starts to attend a church.
One day when Tom is at work, the devil shows up to take his soul while he was taken away on a black horse.
People appointed a board to oversee Tom's estate. They tried looking for all his money but nothing was found.