Friday, October 25, 2013

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow is always a Halloween favorite and so many to choose from. 

"The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region, and seems to be commander-in-chief of all the powers of the air, is the apparition of a figure on horseback, without a head."
 W. Irving

Now there is a new Sleepy Hollow, TV's new series and it is well worth the hour on Mondays.

 "It is said by some to be the ghost of a Hessian trooper, whose head had been carried away by a cannon-ball, in some nameless battle during the Revolutionary War, and who is ever and anon seen by the country folk hurrying along in the gloom of night, as if on the wings of the wind. "  WI

 Ichabod Crane

"His haunts are not confined to the valley, but extend at times to the adjacent roads, and especially to the vicinity of a church at no great distance ... the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak."
—Washington Irving, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"
 This great guy graces  yard haunt on Mordecai St.  I imagine he is from Grandinroad and is wonderful.

1 comment:

  1. That particular story has always just intrigued me. Love it-love this post- xo Diana


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