Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Hollow

Another of his sources of fearful pleasure was to pass long winter evenings with the old Dutch wives, as they sat spinning by the fire, with a row of apples roasting and spluttering along the hearth, and listen to their marvellous tales of ghosts and goblins, and haunted fields, and haunted brooks, and haunted bridges, and haunted houses, and particularly of the headless horseman, or Galloping Hessian of the Hollow, as they sometimes called him. He would delight them equally by his anecdotes of witchcraft, and of the direful omens and portentous sights and sounds in the air, which prevailed in the earlier times of Connecticut; and would frighten them woefully with speculations upon comets and shooting stars; and with the alarming fact that the world did absolutely turn round, and that they were half the time topsy-turvy!

Washington Irving







Civ's Legend of Sleepy Hollow blog.

4 comments:

Pam Morris said...

looks very surreal with that snow all over. always a delightful display!

Sara said...

The head in the snow is awesomely creepy! Love it!!!

Jay's Shadow said...

Just love that scarecrow. Classic!

MorbidMariah said...

Wow, this is just perfect!