The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow
Washington Irving, also known as one of the first "inventors" of modern short stories, wrote The Legend of Sleepy Hollow while in England. The story consists of a headless horseman who rides through the night in search of his head he lost in battle by a cannon ball during the American Revolution. However, the main character is a school teacher named Ichabod Crane tried to stay on good terms with his students for their pretty sisters and mothers, as well as their hospitality. He also assisted farmers as well as instructing youth pslamody in the neighborhood. Although Crane studied and read about Cotton Mather, he was still a cowardly man himself. As he walked through the woodlands after schooling, he would sing psalm tunes to keep the frightening thoughts out of his head, as well as keeping away evil spirits. Even though he was cowardly, he tried to hide it after meeting Katrina Van Tassel from teaching her each week. Her father, Baltus Van Tassel, owned his own farm that Ichabod would work and visit frequently to see his daughter. However, Ichabod had competiton for the young coquette. Brom Van Brunt also known as Brom Bone, was one of the Sleepy Hollow boys who was known for his strong framed figure. After spending time with Katrina, Ichabod was invited to a merry making by the Van Tassels. Jealous, Brom Bone decided to make himself look good by telling the stories of the Headless Horseman and how he won a race against him, although he vanished after reaching the church bridge. Leaving upset, Ichabod went through the woodlands and the stories began to sink in. He tried to sing and whistle, but it was followed by echos, only causing him to fear it even more. Ichabod then saw a tall figure and what seemed like a horse keeping a pace with him, even when he slowed down. The horseman then knocked Ichabod off his horse after throwing a pumpkin on the ground, leaving him alone in the woods. The next day, Ichabod did not show to the school...
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