THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW
By Washington Irving
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Arif Yasir S
Aulia Eka Y
By Washington Irving
Submitted by :
Arif Yasir S
Aulia Eka Y
One day Crane was sent by a judge of Municipal Watch House of New York to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a case which already taken 3 death victims whose heads had been beheaded within 2 week. Crane was assigned to look for the murdener.
Arriving in Sleepy Hollow, Crane stayed in Mr.Baltus Van Tassel's house.
He was the richest man in Sleepy Hollow. He had a daughter named Katrina. Crane was making up his room when he was asked to see Mr.Van Tassel down stairs. There, Mr.Van Tassel introduced himti his associates who were the elders of Sleepy Hollow. The gentlements were Thomas Lancaster,a doctor; Steenwyck,a priest;Samuel Philipse,a judge and James Hardenbrook,a notaries. They told Crane about the Horseman .
“the victim was Peter Van Garret and his son Dirk Van Garret, the were beheaded by horseman. One week after Mrs.Winship died. The horseman took their heads with him. The horseman was a bounty soldier of Hessian ( Germany soldier) who was sent to Sleepy Hollow by Germany Prince to mountain British force over America. Unlike with other soldiers, he came with lots of money. Horseman came to Sleepy Hollow for his own reason, a reason to kill. He rode a big stallion named" Daredevil". In war, he liked to behead his enemies' heads from his speeding horse. He even sharpened his teeth in order to create his brutality. He did not die until 1779 in the west of Sleepy Hollow's forest. A group of soldier managed to kill him by beheading his head with his own sword. He resurrected from his death with rage and revenge to kill anyone who againsted him"
Crane didn't believe in Van Tassel story until Masbath was killed by the Horseman. After burying Masbath, Masbath's son became Crane's servant. While the were leaving the cemetery, Philipse told him thet Masbath was not the fourth, but the fifth victim. Crane was confused about the fourth victim. In the four graves lied five victims. Crane started his investigation by digging out Mrs.Winship's grave. After taking out the corpe, he was suspicious with a scar in her stomach. Crane surged her stomach and found that Mrs. Winship had been pregnant. The head of the fetus in her uterus also had been beheaded by the horseman.
There was also an occasion when Crane was haunted by false horseman. It was Brom Bones who disguised himself to be the Horseman. He was a man who felt in love with Katrina. One day, Crane saw Philipse went away after having a meeting with his associates. Crane asked Philipse once, about who was the father of Mrs.Winship's baby, he also asked him who had killed them. Philipse just told him that they were killed by the Horseman. Crane wouldn't want to believe him when the Horseman came and beheaded Philipse's head. Seeing that murderer, he was petrified. He told about it to Van Tassel and Katrina.
Crane and young Masbath were walking I the forest when they found a cave.in the cave, they met with a strange woman who told him to follow the tracks of an Indian at the sunset until the tree of death and climb to the Horseman's room in order to kill him. Soon after than Crane and young Masbath searced the tree of death. On their way, they met Katrina, then three of them continue the search of the tree of death. Finally they found it. Crane tried to cut a big root of the tree and blood came out from it. Crane kept trying to open the root until he got shocked for finding heads of the Horseman's victims. Crane climbed to the Horseman room. He was surprised because the skull had gone. Suddenly the Horseman arose, but he didn't kill Crane, Katrina nor young Masbath.
Crane followed the Horseman. He came to Elizabeth Kilian's house and beheaded Elizabeth's, Kilian's and their son Thomas's ead. When the Horseman was trying to leave, Brom Bones shot and tried to kill him. Crane stopped him for he knew that the Horseman didn't run after him, but he didn't want to listen to Crane. Finally Brom Bones got himself killed.
Crane was trying to solve the case when he concluded that there was a conspiracy among the doctor, notaries, judge and the priest. Crane visited Hardenbrook to ask about Van Garret's old testament. Young Masbath found it in a bag with an open seal. The old testament was for Mrs. Winship. young Masbath also found a marriage notification of Van Garret who secretly had married to Mrs.Winship.
Crane concluded that the horseman was Van Garret's family, that was Van Tassel who wanted to lake Van Garret's wealth, when Crane going into his room, he found Katrina was I it. I the next day, he lost the old testament he found in the notaries's house. The old testament was taken by Katrina and she burned it because she didn't want Crane accuse her father.
At one night, Crane followed Mrs.Van Tasel who was walking secretly to the forest. She meet Steenwyck and had love in the forest. Crane found them. She cut her hand with a knife then drop it to Steenwyck's back. She asked Crane not to tell it to his husband.
People were gathering in the church when Mr.Vna Tassel was running and screaming that his wife had seen killed by the Horseman. Soon after that, the Horseman came to the church, all people in the church was panic and worried. Van Tassel were quarelling with his three associates, they killed each other. Van Tassel finally was beheaded by the Horseman.
Katrina was shocked. When she was conscious, she saw her step mother, Mrs. Van Tassel. She was shocked and fainted again. Mrs.Van Tassel cut her hair then burned it. She tried to awaken the Horseman to kill Katrina. As Katrina was awakened from her faint, Mrs.Van Tassel told her that she wasn't killed by the Horseman, but the servant was. She told her that she was the one who controlled the Horseman.
Mrs.Van Tassel was the Archer's family. She, her parents and her sister lived not far away from Mr.Van Tassel's house. After her father death, they were asked to leave the house by Van Garret because he said that her mother was a witch. Then they lived in the west forest. Her mother passed away a year after their move. One day she and her sister saw Hessian and they saw him killed.
Mrs.Van Tassel conspired with the deman. She could resurrected Hessian of Horseman to get her revenge to Van Garret.
In other hand, VanTassel get her house, so she killed Katrina's mother then she got married with Van Tassel. After all people around him death, she want to killed Katrina. The Horseman was come, Crane, young Masbath and Katrina run away with their horse until the tree of death. There, they met Mrs.Van Tassel. Crane fight for get the Horseman's skull from Mrs.Van Tassel and then he got it. Crane throw the skull to the Horseman and then they were surprised suddenly the Horseman was change become Hessian and carried Mrs.Van Tassel to the grave into the tree of death. Finally Crane invited Katrina and young Masbath comeback to New York.
The Revenge and The Murder
a. Ichabod Crane
He was tall, but exceedingly lank with narrow shouldiers, long arms and legs, hands that dangled a mile out of his sleeves, feet that might have served for shovels and his whole frame most loosely hung together. His head was small and flat at top with huge ears, large green glassy eyes and a long snipe nose. He was a young man, had education, idealism,fainthearted but he tried to be courageous people.
She was a beautiful girl, blooming lass of fresh eighteen, with long blonde and cruel hair, nice eyes. She is kindhearted, loves her parents and courageous girl.
c. Hessian or Horseman
He is a bounty soldier, the ugly man with his sharp teeth, untidy hair and his horror eyes.
d. Baltus VanTassel
He is Katrina's father, the richest man in Sleepy Hollow, kindhearted, loves his daughter very much, he isn't arrogant and friendly to all people around him.
e. Thomas Lancaster
He is an old man, Van Tassel's associate, he is a doctor.
f. Samuel Philipse
He is an old man, his job is a judge, he is a Van Tassel's associate too, kindhearted and a honest man.
He is a clergyman of Sleepy Hollow.
h. James Hardenbrook
He is an old and ugly man, he is a notaries.
i. Mrs. Van Tassel
She is Katrina's step mother and Van Tassel's wife, she is a beautiful woma but she was tricky woman.
j. Young Masbath
He is Masbath's son, be Crane's servant after his father dead, a strong and a caurageous child.
- Municipal Watch House of New York
- Sleepy Hollow
- The west forest of Sleepy Hollow
- Van Tassel's house
- The cave
- The tree of death
- At night
- New York City 1799
- the west forest of Sleepy Hollow 1779
Crane was sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigatea case which already taken 3 death victims whose heads had een beheaded within 2 week. Arriving there, Crane stayed in Van Tassel's house, he meet Katrina and Van Tassel's associate. Van Tassel told Crane about the Hessian or the Horseman. But Crane doesn't believe it.
b. Rising action
Philipse told Crane that Masath wasn't the fourth but the fifth victim. Crane started his investigation. He found thet Mrs.Winship was pregnant and her baby beheaded too. Philipse said that the murderer was Horseman but Crane didn't believe it until he seen the Horseman killed Philipse.
Crane and young Masbath found the old testament and a marriage notification of Van Garret who secretly had married to Mrs. Winship. Crane concluded that Van Tassel who manage the horseman. Until people were gathering in the church suddenly VanTassel rinning and screming that his wife was killed by horseman, all people in the church ws panic and worried, Van Tassel was killed by Horseman. Katrina shocked.
d. Falling action
Katrina conscious from her faint, she saw her step mother, she was shocked and fainted again, Mrs.Van Tassel told Katrina about her revenge and she manage the Horseman to kill Katrina.
Crane, young Masbath and Katrina run away with their horse until the tree of death. There, they met Mrs.Van Tassel. Crane fight for get the Horseman's skull from Mrs.Van Tassel and then he got it. Crane throw the skull to the Horseman and then they were surprised suddenly the Horseman was change become Hessian and carried Mrs.Van Tassel to the grave into the tree of death. Finally Crane invited Katrina and young Masbath comeback to New York.
5. MORAL MESSAGES
a. Don't be arrogant people
b. Don't save revenge in our life
c. Don't conspire with devil