Sunday, October 23, 2016

As the enraptured Ichabod fancied all this , and as he rolled his great green eyes over the fat meadow land, the rich fields of wheat,of rye, of buckwheat,and Indian corn, and the orchards burthened with ruddy fruit, which surrounded the warm tenement of Van Tassel, his heart yearned after the damsel who was to inherit these domains , and his imagination expanded with the idea how they might be readily turned into cash and the money invested in immense tracts of wild land , and shingle palaces in the wilderness. Nay his busy fancy already realized his hopes, and presented to him the blooming Katrina , with a whole family of children, mounted on the top of wagon loaded with household trumpery , with pots and kettles dangling beneath; and he beheld himself bestriding  pacing mare ,with a colt at her heels, setting out for Kentucky,Tennessee, or the Lord knows where.

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