A bayou adaptation of “The Devil” by Guy de Manapassat.
Beat one. Ma Bontemps has little time left to live. Her son Honore can’t afford to miss work to care for her. He argues with the doctor before agreeing to hire help.
Honore arrives at La Rapet’s house and asks if she’d watch his mother for a flat rate. She visits to check on Ma Bontemps’ health before agreeing to a flat rate.
It’s been days since she came to watch Ma Bontemps and the old woman is still alive. La Rapet’s impatience grows. She warns Ma Bontemps against the Bayou Devil before dressing in a costume to scare her.
Having scared the old woman to death La Rapet rushes to cover her crimes. Honore arrives just as she packs away the costume. She makes off with her payment and Honore none the wiser.