Describe the setting in The Devil and Tom Walker as Tom takes the shortcut home.  

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One day, Tom Walker is on the other side of town and decides to take a shortcut home by traveling through the swamp. The swamp is described as an "ill-chosen route," where gloomy hemlocks and pine trees stand tall in the dimly lit wilderness. The swamp is also described as being full of "pits and quagmires," which are dangerous for travelers to navigate. There is also green, slimy moss covering the rocks, thick pits of mud, and dark, stagnant pools of water throughout the swamp. Rotting trees are also lying on the ground and are described as being havens for dangerous animals like crocodiles and snakes. In the location where Tom meets Old Scratch , there is somewhat of a peninsula,...

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