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Rick Hunter Sleepy Hollow is the first tale of 13 in my book, but it is only 24 pages long. It seems the qashington book has been published with different covers.

I …more Sleepy Hollow is the first tale of 13 in my book, but it is only 24 pages long. I have found three different ones already with the same title. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.

View all 11 comments. Average Rating for entire book: Some stories were better than others. Read on for an individual review of each story.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: I’m going to rate this story a 3. He rode with short stirrups, which brought his knees nearly up to the pommel of the saddle; his sharp elbows stuck out like grasshoppers’; he carried his whip perpendicularly in his hand, like a sceptre, and as his horse jogged on, the motion of his arms was not Average Rating for entire book: He rode with short stirrups, which brought his knees nearly up to the pommel of the saddle; his sharp elbows stuck out like grasshoppers’; he carried his whip perpendicularly in his hand, like a sceptre, and as his horse jogged on, the motion of his arms was not unlike the flapping of a pair of wings.

Yes, this is my favorite quote from the book. I haven’t read much classic literature, and the change in writing style was definitely something to get used to. But after a few pages that didn’t seem to be a problem anymore. I’m not sure how I would have fared had this story been longer, but as it was, it was a delight to read. I love the dialogue, and the descriptions of Ichabod and his horse were hilarious. I like the movie better than the book in this case, but that is simply because the movie has more to it.


I love them both as separate things.

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The book is a fun, quick read, a little disappointing because it wasn’t nearly as spooky as I ek hoping. I had to really focus on the words, and try to put myself in Ichabod’s shoes to feel even a little wary. That Ichabod was certainly a irviny critter. So to sum up: This story gets a 3. It wasn’t captivating enough or fleshed out enough for a 5 star rating, but I definitely liked this story.

I’d often heard of Rip Van Winkle, and knew he slept for a long, long time. But that was the extent of my knowledge about this story. I didn’t know he was terribly lazy when it came to doing his work while he had no problem doing work for other people.

I didn’t know he had a wife that was constantly nagging him. Oh, and that poor dog! He’s practically as henpecked as old Rip himself! This is a fun quick read, envantado I love the way it’s written. Reading a different writing style is so much fun.

I like that it takes a little more effort to read and follow along, due to the way eencantado English language wsahington evolved since this was written. The Spectre Bridegroom 4 out of 5 stars for this one. I think I’d like to read this as a novel. The plot is a bit cheesy perhaps, but I found it enjoyable.

And if the story was novel length, there’d definitely be room for more development of both plot and characters, as well as some plot twists. This story played out in my head like a Tim Burton stop motion film. It felt very “The Corpse Bride”. The setting, the characters, the crazy family. Hmm, now I want Tim Burton to create this movie.

Anybody know how to get in touch with him? By the time she was eighteen she could embroider to admiration, and had worked whole histories of the saints in tapestry with such strength of expression in their countenances that they looked like so many souls in purgatory.

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She could read without great difficulty, and had spelled her way through several Church legends and almost all the chivalric wonders of the Heldenbuch. She had even made considerable proficiency in writing; could sign her own name without missing a letter, and so legibly that her aunts could read it without spectacles. She excelled in making little elegant good-for-nothing, lady-like knickknacks of all kinds, was versed in the most abstruse dancing of the day, played a number of airs on the harp and guitar, and knew all the tender ballads of the Minnelieders by heart.

I can’t make up my mind whether Irving is being sarcastic and satirical, or sincere, given the time that this was written. Either way, this part was funny, if only in the way he wrote it, regardless of the fact that that would never fly today.

The Devil and Tom Walker 2 out of 5 stars for this So, I wasn’t sure what to make of this one. Here’s what I got out of it: Greed invites misery, don’t take shortcuts the literal, through the woods kinddon’t make deals with the devil, greed and selfishness give way to paranoia. Take this quote for example: Some say that Tom grew a little crack-brained in his old days, and that, fancying his end approaching, he had his horse new shod, saddled, and bridled, and buried with his feet uppermost; because he supposed that at the last day the world would be turned upside-down; in which case he should find his horse standing ready for mounting, and he was determined at the worst to give his old friend a run for it.


Now if that isn’t a man eaten away by greed and fear, I don’t know what is. His wife was no better.

She nagged him, yelled at him, was just a miserly as he was, never trusting him an inch. Their fights were known to send a bachelor hurrying “on his way, rejoicing Many and bitter were the quarrels they had on the subject; but the washibgton she talked, the more resolute was Tom not to be damned to please her Such was their relationship. Neither giving an inch to the other, for no other reason than spite. Both were genuinely terrible people. I felt like I was reading a story that no other purpose than to scare me into being good.

This was definitely not a story that captured my attention, imagination, or fancy. The Pride encnatado the Village Oh dear. I’m afraid in my eyes this story is only a 1. There’s nothing I hate about this story precisely, but nothing I love either.

It felt like a combination of the high school drama movies so popular in the s, and a Jane Austen novel. Sweet perfect innocent girl is wooed by someone with less than stellar intentions. She, in her pure innocence, falls deeply in love with him, while he is only looking for a “village conquest” so he can swap stories with his soldier friends.

But, then he ends up really falling in love with her. This is the high school drama part of the story. What was he to do? There were the old encantaso which washngton incessantly occur in these heedless attachments. His rank in life, the prejudices of titled connections, his dependence upon a proud and unyielding father, all forbade him to think of matrimony He asks her to run away with him, as a companion, not a encantadoo.

She recoils in horror upon understanding his proposal. Her innocence shattered and her heart broken, she withdraws from the world. He leaves and forgets, almost, all about her. But then he returns to her, finding that he can’t live without her after all. And this is the Jane Austen part of the story. While beautifully written, with a charming little village that reminds me of a village I once visited in Switzerland, this story was not for me.

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Old Christmas 5 out of 5 stars for this nostalgic tale! This story is so beautiful! The gaiety and cheerfulness Irving brings to the pages, the feeling of nostalgia for the old days, It made me ache.