Tom Walker was a miserly fellow he had a wife as miserly as him; they were so miserly that they even conspired to cheat each other. Whatever she could lay her hands on she hid away. Tom continually prying about to detect her secret hoards, and many fierce were conflicts that took place about what ought to have been common property. Toms wife was a tall termagant. Tom made a deal with the devil and when he did that all of his things started burning and disappearing. Finally Tom died and he haunts the neighboring swamps and indian forts.