“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

(1819) A story by Washington Irving. Its central character, Ichabod Crane, is a vain and cowardly teacher and the rival in love of Brom Bones. Bones terrorizes Crane by disguising himself as a legendary headless horseman.

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