The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow By Washington Irving

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”
is a classic short story written by Washington Irving, and first published in 1820. It is set in a small, fictional village in New York called Sleepy Hollow, and tells the tale of a schoolteacher named Ichabod Crane, who becomes obsessed with a local legend of a headless horseman.
Ichabod Crane is a tall and lanky schoolteacher who is sent to Sleepy Hollow to teach the village children. He is a superstitious man who is fascinated by local legends and folklore, and he soon becomes intrigued by the story of the headless horseman. According to legend, the horseman was a Hessian soldier who lost his head to a cannonball during the Revolutionary War, and now haunts the countryside at night, seeking revenge.