Posted on

page 1

Text of Book

page 1, page 0


1) Just so you know, the Hudson is a wide river in New York.

How does Washington Irving describe the setting?

2) The book states, "…there lies a small market town or rural port, which by some is called Greensburgh, but which is more generally and properly known by the name of Tarry Town."

What does "generally" mean in this context?

3) The next sentence reads, "This name was given, we are told, in former days, by the good housewives of the adjacent country, from the inveterate propensity of their husbands to linger about the village tavern on market days."

What does "adjacent" mean in this context?

4) And, the next sentence reads, "Be that as it may, I do not vouch for the fact, but merely advert to it, for the sake of being precise and authentic."

What is another word for "precise" in this context?

5) What noises does the author describe in this setting?

6) Where does the author say is the most relaxing place in the world?

7) This question has no right answer, but think about it.

This story will be spooky. Why would you want to describe the setting this way?

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