At the end of the story, the narrator tell us that Sleepy Hollow’s residents all seem to believe that Ichabod crane “was spirited away by supernatural means”.
In 1815, Irving went to Liverpool, England as a silent partner in his brother’s commercial firm. After a series of losses, the business soon went under and Irving returned to writing. It was in England that he wrote “The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent”, which contained one of his most famous works, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”.
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Summary and Analysis
The Characters In our opinion “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is a very interesting story, although being the longest short story we have ever read.
It was very exciting reading it, since it is an interesting subject, like supernatural, adventure and mystery, always with a great deal of suspense and a good plot.
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In this by-place of nature there abode, some thirty years since, a worthy wight of the name of Ichabod Crane, a native of Connecticut, who "tarried" in Sleepy Hollow for the purpose of instructing the children of the vicinity. He was tall and exceedingly lank, with narrow shoulders, long arms and legs, hands that dangled a mile out of his sleeves, and feet that might have served for shovels. 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 weathercock perched upon his spindle neck, to tell which way the wind blew. To see him striding along on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield.
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Ichabod keeps very few possessions and does his best to be useful in the homes that he stays in, often helping on farms and always being agreeable. Ichabod is also the singing master of the town and makes some extra money doing this. He is considered one of the most intelligent men in Sleepy Hollow, second only to the town’s parson. Because of this, many of the town’s women find themselves lusting after Ichabod and wanting him for a husband. Ichabod does much reading. He is most interested in the book “History of New England Witchcraft” by Cotton Mather, the parson from the town of Salem, Massachusetts who presided over the famous Salem witch trials. Because of his interest in this book Ichabod considers himself a firm believer in the supernatural. He often spends so long reading frightening stories at the school that he must sing psalms to himself on his walk home so that he is not afraid of the dark. He also greatly enjoys the story of the Headless Horseman and listening to the local housewives tell the story.
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The Van Tassel stronghold was situated on the banks of the Hudson, in one of those green, sheltered, fertile nooks in which the Dutch farmers are so fond of nestling. A great elm tree spread its broad branches over it, at the foot of which bubbled up a spring of the softest and sweetest water. Hard by the farmhouse was a vast barn, every window and crevice of which seemed bursting forth with the treasures of the farm. Rows of pigeons were enjoying the sunshine on the roof. Sleek unwieldy porkers were grunting in the repose and abundance of their pens. A stately squadron of snowy geese were riding in an adjoining pond, convoying whole fleets of ducks; regiments of turkeys were gobbling through the farmyard.