Deedrick, Washington Irving, Saint Nicholas discussed on Boring Books for Bedtime


Everyone who supports us in the month of october will be receiving the full uninterrupted recording of the story. Where beginning tonight. Just our way of saying thanks. Now let's read and relax find a comfortable spot. Adjust your all ume. Take a nice deep breath in let it out slowly and off. We go tonight and next week in honor of halloween. We're taking a departure from our typical nonfiction works to enjoy a classic of the season. The legend of sleepy hollow by washington irving first published in eighteen nineteen. We'll be reading the first half this week and next week on halloween night a day earlier than normal. We'll be publishing the second half for your enjoyment. Let's begin the legend of sleepy hollow found among the papers of the late deedrick knickerbocker pleasing land of drowsy. Headed was up dreams. That way before the half shot. I and of gay castles in the that pass forever flushing round a summer sky the castle of indolence in the bosom of one of those spacious coves which in dense the eastern shore of the hudson at that broad expansion of the river denominated by the ancient dutch navigators the tappan zee and where they always prudently shortened sail and implored the protection of saint nicholas. When they crossed there lies a small market town or rural porte which by some is called greensburg. But which is more generally and properly known by the name of tarrytown this name was given we are told in former days by the good housewives up the jason country from the inveterate propensity of their husbands tell linger about the village tavern on market days. Be that as it may. I do not vouch for the facts but merely advert to it for the sake of being precise and authentic not far from this village. Perhaps about two miles. There is a little valley or rather lack of land among high hills. Which is one of the quietest places.

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