posted by coconutcrazy
I wake up on a pile of leaves. I decide to find out where I am. So, I start walking on the path that appears out of nowhere, and as i do, Ichabod 起重机 runs towards me! I ask him what the problem is and hi says, "Please, 你 have to help me! My 老友记 were all beheaded 由 the headless horseman! He is coming for us next, we have to hide!" Just as I start to lead him back where I came from, the path disappears, leaving us completely helpless! Then, the headless horseman decapitates Ichabod and turns to come after ME!!!! I 鸭 in time to evade his bloody sword. Just as he's about to get me, I hear a shriek, and I wake up to find that not only am I screaming, but the headless horseman is in my room!!! Then, I really wake up screaming.
posted by claire-aka-bob
The story is set circa 1790 in the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town, New York, in a secluded glen called Sleepy Hollow. It tells the story of Ichabod Crane, a lanky schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" 面包车, 范 Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of 18-year-old Katrina 面包车, 范 Tassel, only daughter of a wealthy farmer. As 起重机 leaves a party at the 面包车, 范 Tassel 首页 on an autumn night, he is pursued 由 the Headless Horseman, supposedly the ghost of a Hessian trooper who 迷失 his head to a cannonball during "some nameless battle" of the American Revolutionary War, and who "rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head." 起重机 disappears from town, leaving Katrina to marry Brom Bones, who was "to look exceedingly knowing whenever the story of Ichabod was related."