The Question and Answer section for The Devil and Tom Walker is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
A narrator, a fictional character named Geoffrey Crayon, begins the story. He tells us that, years ago, a few miles from Boston, Massachusetts, Kidd the Pirate buried a great amount of treasure.
It suggests that whatever Tom finds there will be ominous, dark, and tempting.
The story is set near Boston around 1727.