Two stories. The Wind in the Willows: Concise version of Kenneth Grahame's story of the same name. J. Thaddeus Toad, owner of Toad Hall, is prone to fads, such as the newfangled motor car. This desire for the very latest lands him in much trouble with the wrong crowd, and it is up to his friends, Mole, Rat and Badger to save him from himself. - The Legend of Sleepy Hollow: Retelling of Washington Irving's story set in a tiny New England town. Ichabod Crane, the new schoolmaster, falls for the town beauty, Katrina Van Tassel, and the town Bully Brom Bones decides that he is a little too successful and needs "convincing" that Katrina is not for him. Written by
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The background of the Headless Horseman as a Hessian trooper provides some implications about his origin. Hessian troopers were 18th-century German auxiliaries contracted for military service by the British government, who found it easier to borrow money to pay for their service than to recruit its own soldiers. They took their name from the Landgraviate of Hesse-Kassel, a small state of the Holy Roman Empire. About half of the total number of "Hessian" troopers are estimated to have come from Hesse. The rest came from Anhalt-Zerbst, Ansbach-Bayreuth, Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Hanover, and Waldeck. Some individuals may have been from other German states. About 30,000 German soldiers fought for the British as an ally during the American Revolutionary War, making up a quarter of all the soldiers the British sent to America. They fought in their own traditional uniforms in their old regiments under their usual officers and their own flags. See more
When Ichabod is in his bed, writting in his book with a feather pen, his shadow can be seen in the wall next to him, but the pen's shadow is missing. See more
If you were asked to choose the most fabulous character in English literature, who would it be? Robin Hood? King Arthur? Becky Sharp? Sherlock Holmes? Oliver Twist, perhaps? Well, any one of them would be an excellent choice. Still, for the most fabulous character of all, I would nominate... a toad - J. Thaddeus Toad, Esq. Have you ever met him? You'll find his story in this delightful little book, "The Wind In the Willows". Toad, you might say, was the one disturbing element: ...
The Headless Horseman
Written by Don Raye
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Performed by Bing Crosby
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