The Devil and Tom Walker

How does the author use foreshadowing in The Devil and Tom Walker?

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"Any one but he would have felt unwilling to linger in this lonely, melancholy place, for the common people had a bad opinion of it, from the stories handed down from the times of the Indian wars, when it was asserted that the savages held incantations here and made sacrifices to the Evil Spirit."

The above quote foreshadows the presence of Old Scratch at the old fort.

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The Devil and Tom Walker