Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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by Washington Irving
     
 

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One day Rip wanders off with his dog Wolf into the Catskill Mountains where he runs into an odd group of men drinking and playing bowls. He drinks some of their mysterious brew and falls asleep. When he awakens under a tree he is astonished to learn, when he returns home, that 20 years have passed, and things are a lot different, finding out that the town believes he… See more details below

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One day Rip wanders off with his dog Wolf into the Catskill Mountains where he runs into an odd group of men drinking and playing bowls. He drinks some of their mysterious brew and falls asleep. When he awakens under a tree he is astonished to learn, when he returns home, that 20 years have passed, and things are a lot different, finding out that the town believes he has died.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow:
As Crane heads home after attending a party at the Van Tassel farm, he is pursued by the Headless Horseman, who is supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who had his head shot off by a stray cannonball during a local battle of the American Revolutionary War.
Ichabod mysteriously disappears from town, leaving Katrina to marry Brom Bones.
This story is open-ended, and left to conjecture for anyone with an opinion, including the fact that perhaps Ichabod was slain by his rival. Enough red-herrings, false clues, and suspenseful moments are included to make it an early detective story.

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ISBN-13:
9780146000713
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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