ONCE UPON A TIME, THERE WAS A MAN NAMED ICHABOD CRANE, WHO WAS THE SCHOOLMASTER IN THE SMALL TOWN OF SLEEPY HOLLOW. He was a singing teacher, and loved to read scary stories, but was very scared of them.
oNE DAY, ICHABOD MET A BEAUTIFUL GIRL NAMED KATRINA VAN TASSEL, who was her student. Ichabod fell in love with her immediately. Then, one day, a messenger came to the schoolhouse, and gave ichabod a letter. it was an invitation to a party in the van tassels' house.
ICHABOD ARRIVED TO THE PARTY IN HIS BORROWED STEED, AND WAS DELIGHTED BY THE AMOUNT OF FOOD THERE WAS. HE ATE FOR A WHILE, AND THEN WENT ON AND DANCED WITH KATRINA FOR THE NIGHT, WHICH MADE BROM BONES, HIS RIVAL, JEALOUS.
AFTER THE PARTY, ICHABOD DECIDED TO STAY AROUND. THEN, HE GATHERED AROUND A CAMPFIRE WITH PEOPLE TO LISTEN AND TELL SCARY STORIES. BROM BONES TOLD THE STORY OF WHEN HE RACED THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN. AFTERWARDS, ICHABOD LEFT THE FARMHOUSE, HUMILIATED, AND WITH A BROKEN HEART.
HE RODE HOME IN HIS OLD STEED, WEEPING. the SCARY STORIES Got BACK TO HIM, AND HE STARTed TO HEAR SOMEONE FOLLOWING HIM. WHEN HE TURNed AROUND, HE REALIZEd IT was THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN. ICHABOD THEN REMEMBERED THAT THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN Couldn't RIDE THROUGH BRIDGES, AND LED HIM TO ONE. WHEN HE WAS ABOUT TO CROSS it, THE HEADLESS HORSEMAN THRew HIS pumpkin HEAD TOWARDS HIM.
the next morning, no one saw ichabod. people started searching for him, and found a shattered pumpkin, and ichabod's classic hat in the bridge. he was never seen again. legend has it that the headless horseman stole his head, and never appeared again. or did he?