Souls in peril
Having been consigned to the abyss for its failure to get the souls of the sterling family the devil sent it back for another try. Once back it determined to wreak vengeance on the inhabitants of mid-valley. It succeeded in taking over its own son, Horace and with its help Horace became bishop in mid-valley. He married and had a child of his own.
While in Horace’s body the demon made special enemies of the sterling family. Its curse sent Mrs. Sterling to the hospital where the demon revealed itself and attacked her and her family.
Meanwhile Horace had married and produced a son, boyd, but his wife ran away with the boy. The demon in Horace tracked her down and killed her, leaving little boyd in the care of some rough teamsters.