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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
by Washington Irving

Published: 2012-12-05
Paperback : 42 pages
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In this by-place of nature there abode, in a remote period of American history, that is to say, some thirty years since, a worthy wight of the name of Ichabod Crane, who sojourned, or, as he expressed it, "tarried," in Sleepy Hollow, for the purpose of instructing the children of the vicinity. He ...
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In this by-place of nature there abode, in a remote period of American history, that is to say, some thirty years since, a worthy wight of the name of Ichabod Crane, who sojourned, or, as he expressed it, "tarried," in Sleepy Hollow, for the purpose of instructing the children of the vicinity. He was a native of Connecticut, a State which supplies the Union with pioneers for the mind as well as for the forest, and sends forth yearly its legions of frontier woodmen and country schoolmasters. The cognomen of Crane was not inapplicable to his person. He was tall, but exceedingly lank, with narrow shoulders, long arms and legs, hands that dangled a mile out of his sleeves, feet that might have served for shovels, and his whole frame most loosely hung together. His head was small, and flat at top, with huge ears, large green glassy eyes, and a long snipe nose, so that it looked like a weather-cock perched upon his spindle neck to tell which way the wind blew.

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Love this classic tale
by ElizLynch (see profile) 08/22/14
One of my all time favorite autumn stories!

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  "The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow"by ElizLynch (see profile) 08/22/14

Fantastic book to read in autumn. Please try to read the original story written by Washington Irving. It is full of descriptions and details that all the paraphrased copies leave out.

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