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" To see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. "
Rip Van Winkle: And Other American Essays from The Sketch Book - Seite 36
von Washington Irving - 1922 - 94 Seiten
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Speed Reading - Harness Your Computer's Power to Triple Your Reading Speed

Readpal, Louis Michael Crowe - 2006 - 112 Seiten
...see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius...earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. His school house was a low building of one large room, rudely constructed of logs; the windows partly glazed,...
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The Cambridge Introduction to the American Short Story

Martin Scofield - 2006
...ungainly figure with a small head, 'huge ears, large green glassy eyes, and a long snipe nose' like 'the genius of famine descending upon the earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield'. He is esteemed for his learning ('for he had read several books quite through') and 'was a perfect...
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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Washington Irving - 2007 - 40 Seiten
...see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius...and partly patched with leaves of old copy-books. rs\ r Vi The schoolhouse stood in a rather lonely but pleasant situation, just at the foot of a woody...
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Nerds: Who They are and why We Need More of Them

David Anderegg - 2007 - 274 Seiten
...see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging and fluttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius...the earth or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. 3. If you've gone to school in the United States of America, you will probably recognize this laughable...
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Exploring American History: From Colonial Times to 1877, Band 5

Tom Lansford, Thomas E. Woods - 2008 - 11 Seiten
...see him striding along the profile of a hill on a windy day, with his clothes bagging andfiuttering about him, one might have mistaken him for the genius...earth, or some scarecrow eloped from a cornfield. THE SKETCHBOOK OF GEOFFREY CRATOX (1819) Irving as lie conducted research on Christopher Columbus at...
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