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    • 2. Characters
      • Tom
        • Very miserly
        • Suspicious
      • Tom’s Wife
        • Miserly
        • Termagant
        • Yelled and hit Tom
        • Hid things from him
    • 3. Tom heads home
      • Tom takes a shortcut across what?
        • “ Like most shortcuts, it was an ill chosen route” Pg.351
    • 4. Imagery
        • Imagery (What is it?)
        • “ The swamp was thickly grown with great gloomy pines and hemlock, some of them ninety feet high, which made it dark at noonday, and a retreat for all of the owls of the neighborhood.”
    • 5. Imagery
    • 6. Tom takes a rest
      • Where does Tom rest?
      • An old Indian stronghold. Pg. 352
      • What does Tom uncover with his walking stick?
        • “… a cloven skull, with an Indian tomahawk buried deep in it…” Pg 352
    • 7. Tom meets someone
      • What did this man look like?
        • “… great black man…”
        • “… the stranger was neither Negro nor Indian.”
        • “… dressed in a rude half-Indian garb…”
    • 8. Tom meets someone
        • More Imagery Fun!!!
        • “… his face was neither black or copper-color, but swarthy and dingy, and begrimed with soot. As if he had been accustomed to toil among fires and forges.”
        • Shaggy black hair, red eyes, and an ax
        • Can you find more imagery?
    • 9. They talk a bit
      • Who’s forest is this?
      • Deacon Peabody
        • “ Look yonder, and see how Deacon Peabody is fairing.”
        • “… behold one of the great trees, fair and flourishing without, but rotten to the core,…”
        • What does that mean?
    • 10. Symbolism
      • Symbolism
        • A symbol is something that represents or suggests something else. It usually is something abstract.
        • What do the trees symbolize? Pg. 353
        • “ He’s just ready for burning!”
    • 11. What’s my name?
      • “ I go by various names…”
      • “ I amuse myself by presiding at the persecutions of Quakers and Anabaptists; I am the great patron and prompter of slave dealers, and the grand master of the Salem witches.”
    • 12. What’s my name?
      • Old Scratch
      • Who is he?
      • What is your view of the Devil?
    • 13. Gold?
      • Who has buried gold in the area?
      • The pirate Kidd
      • What’s the deal Tom is offered?
        • What does he get? What does he have to give?
      • Tom wants proof. What does he get?
        • A fingerprint burned on his forehead.
    • 14. Bad News or Good News?
      • Why was the news about Crowninshield’s death from his wife important? Pg. 354-355
      • How does his wife react to the his story?
      • Why does he decide not to make the deal?
    • 15. Bad News or Good News
      • “… he was determined not to do so to oblige his wife; so he flatly refused, out of mere spirit of contradiction.”
      • What does she decide to do herself? Did it work?
    • 16. Bad News or Good News?
      • What did she bring with her the second time around?
      • “… the silver teapot and spoons, and every portable article of value.”
      • Tom looked for her and found what?
    • 17. Bad News or Good News?
      • What happened to her?
      • Any proof? Pg. 356 What was around the base of the tree?
      • “ Old Scratch must have had a tough time of it!” Meaning?
    • 18. Lets make a deal!
      • The one condition for the deal
      • “… he (Old Scratch) insisted that the money found through his means should be employed in his service” Pg. 356 What does this mean?
    • 19. Lets make a deal!
      • What does Tom refuse to do? Why is that funny?
      • Tom agrees to be a usurer? What is that?
        • “ You shall extort bonds, foreclose mortgages, drive the merchants to bankruptcy”
    • 20. Open For Business
      • Where does Tom open up his business?
      • What type of people come to him?
      • What type of people are these guys?
    • 21. Open for Business
      • Was Tom doing well?
      • Avarice?
      • Vainglory?
      • Parsimony?
    • 22. Change of Heart?
      • Tom is now older and starts to worry about death. Why?
      • He becomes a “violent churchgoer”
      • He was a “…censurer of his neighbors, and seemed to think every sin entered up to their account became a credit on his own side of the page” Pg. 358
    • 23. Change of heart?
      • Wants to start persecuting Quakers and Anabaptists again.
      • Carried a small bible in his pocket
    • 24. Change of Heart
      • Kept a large one on his work desk
      • Kept his horse ready at all times so he could”…give his old friend a run for it.” Why?
    • 25. Be careful what you say…
      • What is the land-jobber trying to do?
      • “ You have made so much money out of me.”
      • What were the words that did Tom in?
    • 26. Be careful what you say
      • “ The Devil take me if I have made a farthing!”
      • What happened?
      • “… never was a sinner taken more unawares.” Page 359
    • 27. There’s always a lesson
      • What happened to Tom’s stuff?
        • “… his bonds and mortgages were found reduced to cinders.”
        • Gold and silver were turned into wood chips
        • His horses died and his house burnt down
    • 28. There’s always a lesson
        • “ Let all griping money brokers lay this story to heart.” Why?
        • “ The very hole under the oak trees whence he dug Kidd’s money is to be seen to this day; and the neighboring swamp and old Indian fort are often haunted in stormy nights…”
          • Why is this part here? Why not end at Tom being taken or after his stuff disappears?
          • Moral?
    • 29. Textbook Sherman, Marilyn, and James Dedes. Reading Literature. Evanston, IL: McDougal, Littell, 1990. Print.