WEFOUNDLegend of Sleepy Hollow and Rip Van Winkle (Calico Illustrated Classics Set 2)


Time: 11 Minutes
You can read the complete text and download the MP3 file here.
www.manythings.org/voa/stories/The_Legend_of_Sleepy_Hollow_-_By_Washington_Irving.html .

" The Legend of Sleepy Hollow " is a short story of speculative fiction by American author Washington Irving , contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. . Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham , England, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in 1820. Along with Irving's companion piece " Rip Van Winkle ", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity, especially during Halloween because of a character known as the Headless Horseman believed to be a Hessian soldier who lost his head to a cannonball in battle. [1]

From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by name of Sleepy Hollow ... A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere.

During the height of the American Revolutionary War , Irving writes that the country surrounding Tarry Town "was one of those highly-favored places which abound with chronicle and great men. The British and American line had run near it during the war; it had, therefore, been the scene of marauding, and infested with refugees, cow-boys, and all kinds of border chivalry."

Time: 11 Minutes
You can read the complete text and download the MP3 file here.
www.manythings.org/voa/stories/The_Legend_of_Sleepy_Hollow_-_By_Washington_Irving.html .

Time: 11 Minutes
You can read the complete text and download the MP3 file here.
www.manythings.org/voa/stories/The_Legend_of_Sleepy_Hollow_-_By_Washington_Irving.html .

" The Legend of Sleepy Hollow " is a short story of speculative fiction by American author Washington Irving , contained in his collection of 34 essays and short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. . Written while Irving was living abroad in Birmingham , England, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" was first published in 1820. Along with Irving's companion piece " Rip Van Winkle ", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity, especially during Halloween because of a character known as the Headless Horseman believed to be a Hessian soldier who lost his head to a cannonball in battle. [1]

From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by name of Sleepy Hollow ... A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere.

During the height of the American Revolutionary War , Irving writes that the country surrounding Tarry Town "was one of those highly-favored places which abound with chronicle and great men. The British and American line had run near it during the war; it had, therefore, been the scene of marauding, and infested with refugees, cow-boys, and all kinds of border chivalry."

Todays story is called "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.  It is about something strange that happed long ago in a valley called "Sleepy Hollow".  It was written by Washington Irving. The story is told by Doug Johnson.

Narrator: The valley known as Sleepy Hollow hides from the world in the high hills of New York state. There are many stories told about the quiet valley. But the story that people believe most is about a man who rides a horse at night. The story says the man died many years ago during the American revolutionary war. His head was shot off. Every night he rises from his burial place, jumps on his horse and rides through the valley looking for his lost head.

Near Sleepy Hollow is a village called Tarry Town. It was settled many years ago by people from Holland. The village had a small school. And one teacher, named Ichabod Crane. Ichabod Crane was a good name for him, because he looked like a tall bird, a crane. He was tall and thin like a crane. His shoulders were small, joined two long arms. His head was small, too, and flat on top. He had big ears, large glassy green eyes and a long nose.


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