In New York, Sleepy Hallow, a story lurks in the shadows near the night of Halloween. The tale is about a woman who comes to town and is loved by many, but mainly focuses on the rivalry between two men to woo her.
Ichabod Crane is a school teacher who has fallen in love with Katrina Van Tassel for her looks and money. He tries to woo her, by showing her his gentleman characteristics.
Unfortunately, Ichabod has competition, Brom Bones. Brom Bones is known as a mighty and fine man, and he has also fallen in love with Katrina!
Then, Mr. Van Tassel hosts a festive party, where Ichabod shows off his skills to win over Katrina. Later that night, Brom Bones tells one of his stories about a Headless Horseman to intentionally frighten Ichabod, and it works.
After the party, Ichabod Crane travels through the forest, thinking about the scary story. His anxiety scares him , but then he realizes it is not just his imagination. To his amazement, he sees the, "Headless Horseman", chasing him! Lots of chasing leads to the, "Headless Horseman", catching him. After that day, Ichabod Crane is never seen again.
The moral of this tale is that people should not judge others for their appearances. For example, when Ichabod saw Katrina, he fell in love with her for her looks. Another example is the Headless Horseman. When he saw the myth he automatically believed it was real. Just from what someone looks like, they can not be judged, because that does not make them as a person.