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Ichabod
Crane comes from Connecticut to travel to Sleepy Hollow to work as a
schoolteacher, and a singing master. The narrator implies however, that Ichabod
is not as great of a singer as he himself believes. “It was a matter of no
little vanity to him, on Sundays, to take his station in front of the church
gallery, with a band of chosen singers; where, in his own mind, he completely
carried away the palm from the parson.” Ichabod shows throughout the novel his
cleverness, and his ability to jump to solutions. However, he holds a very
gullible mind, and has an imagination that seems to run away from him. Adding
to this, his belief in super natural objects or things, ultimately gets the
better of him, and becomes his downfall.

 Ichabod, disciplines his students by using a
rod. However, he only uses the rod on the students who appear not strong enough
to bear his punishment. This shows that Ichabod is not a cruel man toward his
students. However, Ichabod still manages short-temperedness toward his students.
He also chooses favorite students, which leads to an undesirable romance for
one side of the party.  

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            “His heart yearned after the damsel
who was to inherit these domains, and his imagination expanded with the idea,
how they might be readily turned into cash, and the money invested in immense
tracts of wild land, and shingle palaces in the wilderness.” The narrator
explains to us that Ichabod enjoyed the company of his singing student, Katrina Van Tassel. Katrina is 18 years of
age, whereas Ichabod appears much older. She flirts with many people in Sleepy
Hollow and this behavior caught Ichabod’s interest. He attempts one day to go
to Katrina’s estate and woo her over. The narrator suggests, in the undisclosed
attempt, that Ichabod failed miserably.

            One
day, Ichabod hears the story of the ghost of the Headless Horseman. Ichabod,
who enjoys supernatural tales becomes fascinated by it. One morning, a
messenger arrives at the school house to give Ichabod Crane an invitation to a party
at the Van Tassels’ estate. Ichabod was one of the best men in the party and
became well-liked by everyone. When everyone leaves, he stays behind to talk to
Katrina, who has disappeared. Disappointed, Ichabod leaves the party.

Ichabod
begins to get frightened as he travels down a dark path, as he tries to calm
himself down, he passes the haunted Major Andre’s tree. He becomes extremely
fearful when he sees a dark figure moving nearby, he calls out to the
mysterious figure, but it does not respond. Ichabod continues moving down the
path, when all of a sudden, the figure appears on the path riding a dark, and
very large horse. When Ichabod attempts to lose the odd dark figure, he notices
that it has no head, but instead it sits on the saddle. Ichabod very
frightened and unskilled as a horse driver, stops on the bridge and looks back
as a foolish attempt to catch another glimpse. Suddenly the man hurls his head
at Ichabod, who falls off the horse, and never seen again. We also learn at the
end of the tale, more of what may have happened to Ichabod Crane. “The old
country wives, however, who are the best judges of these matters, maintain to
this day that Ichabod was spirited away by supernatural means; and it is a
favorite story often told about the neighborhood round the winter evening
fire.”

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