The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow Essay

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

Ichabod Crane was a school master in a small town called Sleepy
Hollow. He was greatly amazed by the tale of a ghost called ' The headless Horseman';. It was a ghost that roamed the small valley of
Sleepy Hollow. Then one dark night Ichabod was chased through the woods by the Headless Horse Man. He mysteriously disappeared.
Long ago there was a town called Greenburgh or some called it
Tarry Town. Not far from that village lied a valley called Sleepy Hollow.
A quiet place it was. The land had something that anyone that went there felt drowsy. Some said that the place was bewitched by a High
German doctor during the early days of settlement.
The spirit that was said roamed this land was a figure on a horse
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After school hours, he would be the companion of the older boys.
He would spent long Winter evenings with the old Dutch wives. He used to listen to their stories. He was interested in the legend of the
Headless Horseman. He came to love the idea of marrying a rich mans daughter by the name of Katrina Van Tassel. He wanted to own her father's wealth and land. There was one person that got in his way. A guy by the name of Brom Bones. He was a local hero who decided a long time ago to marry Katrina Van Tassel.
It was one evening that Ichabod arrived at Heer Van Tassel's castle.
There were many people and Brom Bones also attended. At the gathering he ate and talked to Katrina's father. Then Katrina and
Ichabod danced. The folks talked about the legends and superstitions of Sleepy Hollow. Brom Bones told them how he challenged the
Headless Horseman in a race and how the Horseman disappeared.
That night as Ichabod walked he approached the scenes where many of these stories took place. He kept hearing a strange noises, but it happened to be the wind and trees. As Ichabod kept going the more fearful he got. He approached his fellow-traveler. Ichabod was horror struck on realizing that the figure was headless. But more terrified that his head was carried on his saddle. Suddenly, away he went. Ichabod's horse made a wrong turn. They went through a sandy hollow shaded by trees. When they found the bridge they heard

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