Washington Irving was one of the first American writers to write any kind of fantasy story or writing. At first he tried to pass his stories as real life accounts found in a dead mans dresser. The start of one states that it is real and has been deemed so by collages and some museums. After he saw how much people liked his stories he published all of them in ' The Sketch Book of
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do it for his wife. In the end Tom is taken by the devil for his deal.
As one would see there are many differences and similarities between both of the stories. Irving had a good idea in my opinion and made some money. It makes one think was Irving the out spoken one in his family and wanted to write about his opinions in an entertaining way. Well he's dead so will never know.