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Rip Van Winkle lived in a small Dutch village in the Catskill Mountains, near the Hudson River. Most of the houses in the village were clean and the gardens and fields were well tended, except for Rip Van Winkle's; his home was a mess. Rip Van Winkle was lazy and did as little work as possible.

Instead, Rip liked to wander through town with his dog, Wolf, and tell stories to the neighborhood children. Most of the town did not mind Rip's laziness. However, his wife minded it very much and nagged him about it all the time. She yelled at him loudly enough to be heard across town and often threw pots and other household items at Rip and Wolf. Dame Van Winkle would criticize Rip and nag at him no matter where he went to get away.

He often went to the inn...

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