The immediate cause, however, of the prevalence of supernatural stories in these parts, was doubtless owing to the vicinity of Sleepy Hollow.
The tale was told of old Brouwer, a most heretical disbeliever in ghosts, how he met the Horseman returning from his foray into Sleepy Hollow, and was obliged to get up behind him; how they galloped over bush and brake, over hill and swamp, until they reached the bridge; when the Horseman suddenly turned into a skeleton, threw old Brouwer into the brook, and sprang away over the tree-tops with a clap of thunder.
He repaid them in kind with large extracts from his invaluable author, Cotton Mather, and added many marvellous events that had taken place in his native State of Connecticut, and fearful sights which he had seen in his nightly walks about Sleepy Hollow.
They had now reached the road which turns off to Sleepy Hollow; but Gunpowder, who seemed possessed with a demon, instead of keeping up it, made an opposite turn, and plunged headlong down hill to the left.
The schoolhouse being deserted soon fell to decay, and was reported to be haunted by the ghost of the unfortunate pedagogue and the plough-boy, loitering homeward of a still summer evening, has often fancied his voice at a distance, chanting a melancholy psalm tune among the tranquil solitudes of Sleepy Hollow.
According to the filed petition, Sleepy
Hollow not only failed in its obligations under SEQRA to adequately consider an alternative "to the significant traffic impacts, it fell short of reducing the project sufficiently to eliminate those impacts or to require meaningful mitigation of those impacts."
HOLLOW FILM4, 9pm Stars Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, who is sent to the tiny village of Sleepy
Hollow, where a headless horseman is leaving a trail of decapitated bodies.
Dr Simon Smith, a research fellow at the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety at the Queensland University of Technology, said a recent study that tracked 56 nurses in Brisbane found a significant proportion of them were driving while dangerously sleepy
I therefore proposed something that is always met with a little more enthusiasm than usual: "How about some Chinese food?" Once their eyes had adjusted to the now dimming evening sun, we set off to Wrexham to sample the Sleepy
Panda (how apt, I thought, looking at my now yawning teenage son).