How Well Do You Know Sleepy Hollow?

Sleepy Hollow

Some of you may know that I’m working on another Matthew Hogan Mystery, this one set in Sleepy Hollow, which is located in Westchester County about 25 miles north of Central Park. One of the categories on a past Jeopardy! episode was “The Legend & Truth of Sleepy Hollow.”   I think that’s very fitting for my blog, so here goes; just come up with the correct question for each. I’ll give the questions in a future post:

  1. I’m in Sleepy Hollow, New York, where the 18th century wooden span that this literary character would’ve used to escape danger has long rotted away, but the local cemetery has another one.
  2. Sleepy Hollow’s Old Dutch Church was founded around 1685; Washington Irving wrote that this character tethered his horse nightly among the graves in the churchyard.
  3. The menacing trooper in “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” became a supernatural being after some nameless battle during this war.
  4. As the exceedingly lank schoolmaster heads for the bridge nesr the story’s end, he “casts a look behind to see if his pursuer should vanish…in a flash of fire and” this, but is disappointed.
  5. Irving used this word for a German mercenary to describe the trooper whose head had been carried away by a cannonball.

Feel free to leave a comment, and please come back – I write and post often! And if you like what I have to say and how I say it, you’ll probably enjoy my novels as well. They’re listed below, and you can read more about them on my improved website, designed and built by my son Don, On my site, you’ll also find excerpts of my books that you can read – please check it out!

Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death at the Cloisters (just published!)

Death Inside Diamond Head (under construction)

Nathan Hale


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