The conclusion of "A Heart of Stone" by Wilhelm Hauff, where we see what happens when Peter Munk, out of options after threatening the Little Glass Man, turns to the devil to help himself through dire circumstances.
The creature, the okuri-inu (送り犬) is a dog that might help you out when you need it most...because when it comes to killing you, this dog has dibs.
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An abusive husband hits his wife with a cane for disobeying him, she falls, and he hits her again. She dies, but that sentence is about as violent as we get with the descriptions.
This story has, I think, one of the best endings out of some; repentance & forgiveness.