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Nov 7th 2010 9:57AM Well said, my friend. But I might disagree that the "supernatural" elements are the machinations of our minds. Hence, are they not then "otherwordly"? Irving loves to play with our psyches. We really want to believe that the Hessian soldier's head is, indeed, absent. Take that, Ichabod!
And let us not forget the beautiful descriptions of the early American landscape and Irving's warnings of the dangers of progress. Ah, I long for the serenity of the Catskills and its warm hollows and hills.