The Question and Answer section for The Devil and Tom Walker is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The main message of this story and others like it is that you cannot cheat the Devil. Evil bargains reap evil results.
The Devil means that he has been around longer than any human and has claimed land in all kinds of countries.
Tom refused to make a deal with the devil, so his wife decided that if he wouldn't ...... she would. We never really learned what happened when she met with the devil, but the only sign Tom ever found was her apron tied to a Cypress tree, which...