In 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' by Washington Irving, what four traces of the chase do the searchers find the next day? He leaves her home and is soon followed by a rider whom he believes is the Headless Horseman. The horseman chases him through the woods and finally knocks him from his horse with a thrown pumpkin. Become a Study. The next day after Ichabod is pursued by Brom Bones in the guise of the Headless Horseman, the searchers find four traces of the chase: Gunpowder's Try it risk-free for 30 days.
'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow':
Sleepy Hollow Chase Scene. By JoieArt Watch. A finished story painting for "Sleepy Hollow.
Just then the shadowy shape started to move, and with a leap it stoop in the middle of the road. Though the night was dark and dismal, the form of the unknown figure could now be seen to some degree. He appeared to be a horseman of massive dimensions, who was mounted on a powerful-looking black horse. He was neither threatening nor sociable towards Ichabod, but kept to the side of the road, trotting along on the blind side of old Gunpowder, who was recovered now from his fright and misbehavior. Ichabod did not like this strange midnight companion. He could not stop thinking about Brom's encounter with the Headless Horseman, so he moved his horse faster in the hope of leaving the other rider behind. The stranger, however, also moved his horse faster so that he went at the same speed as Ichabod. At this point Ichabod slowed his horse down to walk, intending to try and lag behind. But, the other rider did the same. Ichabod's heart began to sink.
Along with Irving's companion piece " Rip Van Winkle ", "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is among the earliest examples of American fiction with enduring popularity, especially during Halloween because of a character known as the Headless Horseman believed to be a Hessian soldier who was decapitated by a cannonball in battle. From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by name of Sleepy Hollow A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere. The story is set in in the countryside around the Dutch settlement of Tarry Town historical Tarrytown, New York , in a secluded glen known as Sleepy Hollow. Sleepy Hollow is renowned for its ghosts and the haunting atmosphere that pervades the imaginations of its inhabitants and visitors. Some residents say this town was bewitched during the early days of the Dutch settlement, while others claim that the mysterious atmosphere was caused by an old Native American chief, the "wizard of his tribe The "Legend" relates the tale of Ichabod Crane , a lean, lanky and extremely superstitious schoolmaster from Connecticut, who competes with Abraham "Brom Bones" Van Brunt, the town rowdy, for the hand of year-old Katrina Van Tassel, the daughter and sole child of wealthy farmer Baltus Van Tassel. Ichabod Crane, a Yankee and an outsider, sees marriage to Katrina as a means of procuring Van Tassel's extravagant wealth. Bones, the local hero, unable to force Ichabod into a physical showdown to settle things, plays a series of pranks on the superstitious schoolmaster. The tension among the three continues for some time, and is soon brought to a head.