The Devil and Tom Walker Characters
- Tom Walker, a miserable miser who makes a deal with the devil.
- Tom's wife, a similarly miserly woman, who dies while attempting to make a bargain with the devil.
- Old Scratch, the devil, who offers Tom the treasure buried by the pirate Captain Kidd.
- Captain Kidd, a pirate rumored to have buried his treasure in the swamp outside Boston.
- Geoffrey Crayon, the narrator.