The Question and Answer section for The Devil and Tom Walker is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Old Scratch,or the Devil, tells Tom that he can make him a rich man in the town. He tells Tom that he can have a long life as well. In return, Tom must give Old Scratch his soul and meet him when he comes calling for him.
"Tom was a hard-minded fellow, not easily daunted, and he had lived so long with a termagant wife, that he did not even fear the devil."
The Devil and Tom Walker is set in the early 1700s, in the New England colonies.