In the secluded and mysterious glen of Sleepy Hollow, local schoolteacher Ichabod Crane competes with Brom Bones for the attention of the beautiful Katrina. As Ichabod heads home he is met on the road by the Headless Horseman. This creature may be the ghost of a soldier or something else altogether. Originally written in 1820, Washington Irving's haunting yet humorous narrative has been adapted for young readers. Learning vocabulary words by reading them in context is the best way to retain their meaning. That's why this text includes 101 important vocabulary words in bold with their definitions below. No need to flip to a glossary or look them up in the dictionary. Definitions right on the page make it easy to learn new vocabulary words while reading this timeless classic.