Greensburgh, or Tarry Town, was a lonely little town that was said to be cursed. People generally sulked around and acted strangely.
In the nearby valley, called Sleepy Hollow, there were rumors of monsters and ghosts that haunted the area. The most famous was a ghost called the Headless Horseman.
One day, a man named Ichabod Crane moved to Sleepy Hollow as the school teacher.
Ichabod was a strong believer in these stories of ghosts, and often scared himself by listening to stories and reading about them.
To calm himself down after a scare, Crane would sing. After his good voice was discovered, people started hiring him to teach them voice lessons. Ichabod soon fell in love with one of his students, Katrina Van Tassel.
Unfortunately, Ichabod's competition was Brom Bones, who was strong, brave, and heroic.