In Sleep Hollow by Washington Irving, A young greedy school teacher named Ichabod falls in love for a rich beautiful girl named Katrina.
A young man invited Ichabod to a party at the Van Tassels farm.Ichabod rushed home to get ready for the Van Tassels Party. As he was standing in the mirror Ichabod thought about the young, beautiful Katrina.
In a short while, Ichabod arrived at the Van Tassels farmhouse. Mr. Van Tassel met him and welcomed Ichabod in. When Brom arrived Katrina ran to the door with a blush. As Brom leaped off his horse Katrina waved shyly. In less than a minute, Brom started telling a funny story to the other guest. The guest lughed until tears ran down their cheeks.
Before long, someone began to play a fiddle. Ichabod led Katrina to the middle of the dance floor. Katrina laughed as she tried to keep up, But Brom wasn't laughing. When the music stopped Ichabod joined some guest near the fire place. They were telling ghost stories. when Brom mentioned the headless horseman Ichabod was shook from head to feet.
Still shaking Ichabod went to say good night to Katrina. As, he rode home a strange feeling came upon him. Ichabod had a strange feeling he wasn't alone. Ichabod heard a step behind him.It was the headless horseman chasing after him. Ichabod yelled for him as the headless horseman chased him. From that night on, Ichabod Crane was never seen in sleepy hollow again.
Many people looked for Ichabod Crane, But he was not to be found. One man in the searched party told Brom about the broken pumpkin. Brom burst out laughing . And for years after, even when he had been married to Katrina, Brom would laugh for hours when someone mentioned the word " pumpkin"mentioned Ichabod.