Summary* The short story beings with a qualifying statement that is the source of the tale. * The statement that the story is found amongst the papers left by deceased person, Diedrich Knickerbocker, helps establish the story's faux credibility. * Much of the beginning establishes the setting and a great deal is spent on the neighboring town of Tarry Town. * The narrator begins to describe Sleepy Hollow, a place along the Hudson River, untouched by time. * A poem at the beginning speaks to the area's dreamscape. * The poem states that the area is a place where dreams flourish. * The narrator recalls that the day he happened upon Sleepy Hollow is a Sunday and that nature seems irritated at his gun's discharge. * The narrator shares with the reader that he wants to linger in the peaceful place, but continues to describe the area in great detail. * The inhabitants of Sleepy Hollow...
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