Monday, February 21, 2011
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman
This wondrous and spooky tale is set in the late 18th century in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, in a secluded glen aptly named Sleepy Hollow. Like many remote towns in this place and time, the country folk of this land are given to fantastic beliefs in ghosts and evil spirits, and most every fireside gathering invariably becomes the stage for blood-curdling stories of the weird and ghoulish, many invoking the famous legend of the Headless Horseman. Central to this tale is one Ichabod Crane, a tall and long-limbed, highly superstitious traveling schoolmaster from Connecticut, who despite his numerous shortcomings, nonetheless seems quite taken with himself. Read more . . .