Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The true story of Sleepy Hollow

We have finished up the second reader of the year (Rip Van Winkle and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving). At the end of the second story we learn that "only Brom knows the true story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. It is Brom's secret". However, the narrator is not completely right, because the students in this class also know the true story of Sleepy Hollow. Here you can read different versions of what really happened. Which is your favourite one?

The true story of Ichabod was this: Brom tells the Headless Horseman that Ichabod wanted to remove his head and that he should kill him to prevent it. The Headless Horseman believed Brom and he tried to kill Ichabod, but he didn't do it because Ichabod ran away. The old woman knew the truth and she told Ichabod that he shouldn't go to Sleepy Hollow or he would die.

By Ana Gutiérrez Osuna

The true story is this: When Ichabod was galloping, escaping from the Headless Horseman, the headless horseman was Brom! Ichabod didn't know that, so Brom threw a pumpkin and Ichabod fell on the ground and Gunpowder galloped away. When he woke up, he saw a broken pumpkin. He thought that the horseman was Brom and the horse was Daredevil. On the pumpkin was a note. The note says: "Poor loser. I'm going to marry Katrina!". He went to New York to win Katrina. You know the other things now.

By Lucas Giráldez Torres

Years later Brom disapperas one night and Katrina doesn't know where he is. The next morning Brom was in Sleepy Hollow but one boy disappears. The next day Ichabod and the boy were in Sleepy Hollow and they talk about the story and Brom confessed that he was the Headless Horseman and the police arrested him and Ichabod marries Katrina.

By Jesús Martínez Mestre

At the end Brom disguised like Headless Horseman to marry Katrina. The pumpkin was the head of the ghost and Ichabod went to New York to prevent the wedding. Brom and Katrina lived happy and Ichabod went back to Sleepy Hollow. Ichabod didn't say anything and the citizens told the tourists the legend of Sleepy Hollow.

By Lorena López Gómez

Brom knows the true story of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman. One day he goes to the church to tell the priest his sins but he goes to the church with the face covered. He says to the priest: "I'm the Headless Horseman and I kill many people when I'm angry with them. I killed Ichabod and he is under the tree when he sings with Katrina. You mustn't tell the people the true story. I'm very repentant. Tell the people: "The Headless Horseman finished his mission and he won't return". But never say that the Headless Horseman isn't a ghost". And the priest, who is very scared, says: "If the people ask me how I know, what do I say?" "Say what you prefer, but be careful with what you do. I keep watching you".

From these days Sleepy Hollow is a very happy and funny town.

By Celia Rodríguez Ruiz

At the end Ichabod comes to Sleepy Hollow and he is very happy because Brom dies and he marries Katrina.

By Jaime Casado Sánchez
The story starts when Ichabod was galloping and he escaped from the Headless Horseman; the Headless Horseman was Brom. Some years later Brom disappears at night, and after some days, Ichabod and this boy were in Sleepy Hollow. If you want to know the end of this story, you must read this fantastic and very mysterious book: The Legend of Sleppy Hollow.
By Paula María Chía de la Rosa


Anonymous said...

no here is the true story

the headless horseman was a warrior that got beheaded
and someone removed his head from his grave and he comes and kills everyone from the family of the person who stole his head
and would online trust whoever held his head
once he got his head back he left everyone alone

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