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1) What are the residents of this area called?

2) One sentence begins, "The whole neighborhood abounds with local tales, haunted spots, and twilight superstitions…"

What does "local" mean in this context?

3) "Apparition" is another word for ghost.

In the sentence, "The dominant spirit, however, that haunts this enchanted region, and seems to be commander–in–chief of all the powers of the air, is the apparition of a figure on horseback, without a head."

What does "dominant" mean in this sentence?

4) Another sentence reads: "His haunts are not confined to the valley, but extend at times to the adjacent roads, and especially to the vicinity of a church at no great distance."

What does "extend" mean in this sentence?

5) The first sentence on this page starts, "From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers…"

What does "character" mean in this sentence?

6) The first mention of something scary! What is unique about the horseman?

7) What war did the apparition, or ghost, fight in?

8) Where does the apparition, or ghost, haunt?

9) What does the spirit, or ghost, ride?

10) What do people think the spirit, or ghost, is looking for?

11) What is the exact name of the ghost in this superstition? (Type carefully, spelling matters!)

12) Were there any events that weren't clear to you?