One afternoon a man of the town, Henry Brad- ford, who kept a saloon, came to the schoolhouse door.
Keep your hands to your- self," the saloon keeper had roared, dancing, with fury in the schoolhouse yard.
They harried his hitherto peaceful domains, smoked out his singing- school by stopping up the chimney, broke into the schoolhouse at night, in spite of its formidable fastenings of withe and window stakes, and turned everything topsy-turvy, so that the poor schoolmaster began to think all the witches in the country held their meetings there.
The gallant Ichabod now spent at least an extra half hour at his toilet, brushing and furbishing up his best, and indeed only suit of rusty black, and arranging his locks by a bit of broken looking-glass that hung up in the schoolhouse.
The little schoolhouse
with its flagpole on top and its two doors in front, one for boys and the other for girls, stood on the crest of a hill, with rolling fields and meadows on one side, a stretch of pine woods on the other, and the river glinting and sparkling in the distance.
As I have said, I was to and fro between the schoolhouse
and the printing-office so much that when I tired of the one I must have been very promptly given my choice of the other.
He looked round in the direction of the schoolhouse
By the way," he added, "it is neither white nor a church; it is an abandoned schoolhouse, gray with age and neglect.
It had the usual country- schoolhouse form--belonged to the packing-box order of architecture; had an underpinning of stones, a moss-grown roof, and blank window spaces, whence both glass and sash had long departed.
was set back from the road and behind it was a dusky fir wood and a brook where all the children put their bottles of milk in the morning to keep cool and sweet until dinner hour.
The Story Girl was home before us, having fled from the schoolhouse
as soon as the programme was over.
Use that minute in remarking how the Schoolhouse
side is drilled.