the 1820 washington irving classic. the legend of sleepy hollow is a chilling tale of romantic rivalry and supernatural terror. the story begins with ichabod crane becoming the new schoolmaster of sleepy hollow. ichabod comes to the idea of marrying the wealthy katrina van tassel.
in the first of these stories from the catskill mountains, a superstitious schoolmaster encounters a headless horseman; in the second, a man sleeps for twenty years, waking to a much-changed world.