The October Collection (part two)

 

What fearful shapes and shadows beset his path, amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy night! With what wistful look did he eye every trembling ray of light streaming across the waste fields from some distant window! How often was he appalled by some shrub covered with snow, which, like a sheeted specter, beset his very path! How often did he shrink with curdling awe at the sound of his own steps on the frosty crust beneath his feet; and dread to look over his shoulder, lest he should behold some uncouth being tramping close behind him! and how often was he thrown into complete dismay by some rushing blast, howling among the trees, in the idea that it was the Galloping Hessian on one of his nightly scouring!
– – – Washington Irving (“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow“)


 

 

Copyright 2010 Karl Pfeiffer

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One thought on “The October Collection (part two)

  1. suzieashby says:

    Both Parts One and Two are most excellent. I love these. You are an extremely good writer. So far, I love everything of yours. They all have wonderfully haunting feelings to them but these two, and especially Part Two is absolutely perfect. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your writing with us all. Light and Blessings.

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