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The headless horseman comes in the NIIIIIGHT

Today’s American 昔話 is one of my favorites. “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is a story by Washington Irving. Set in New York State in 1790, it has been the inspiration for many adaptions in film, including Disney’s 1949 The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad and Tim Burton’s 1999 Sleepy Hollow; as well as countless references, retellings, and parodies on television. The Headless Horseman has become a staple of American folklore. I’ve tried as much as possible to rewrite the story in (mostly) simple English and Japanese as a paragraph-by-paragraph bilingual story. I do recommend reading the original story if you can, as Irving’s prose is what really makes the story great.  私は日本語で書くと、時々(よく。。。)間違いますから、間違いを見れば、教えて下さい。

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”


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