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Via the good people at Librivox, a complete – and extraordinarily well done reading of Sleepy Hollow. The original story, you know. Without the extras we seem to need today to make literature interesting. Like witches, demon worship, and time travel. Sigh.

(Yes, I will get off my soapbox. Eventually. Maybe.)

I’d love to see a by-the-book filming of the story. Not out of some misplaced snobism, but because it’s really an educational story – with a message that is rather unpopular these days. The guy whose weakness of character is expressed through his superstition gets fooled by a down-to-earth, pragmatic prankster, with an implicit religious discourse, and all. But then again, movie making today is something else, lamentably.