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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
back, without a head. It was said to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper.
His head had been carried away by a cannon ball in some
revolutionary war. The body of that trooper was buried in a church
yard. During the night the ghost rides in search of his head at blasted
speed to get back to the church yard before day break. The ghost is
known as the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow.
Ichabod Crane stayed in the village of Sleepy Hollow for only one
purpose and that was to teach the children of the area. Ichabod was a
native of Connecticut. He was tall and very skinny with narrow
shoulders and very long arms and legs. His head was small and
flattened on top. He had huge ears, large green eyes and a long snipe
nose. His school house was a low building of one large room. It was
made of logs. The sounds of children's low voices could be heard on
drowsy summer days, like the sound of bees in their beehive. 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...

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