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" ... the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly quest of his head; and that the rushing speed with which he sometimes passes along the Hollow, like a midnight blast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard... "
A History of the County of Westchester, from Its First Settlement to the ... - Page 338
by Robert Bolton - 1848
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Standard Classic Reader: Book- for the -grade, Book 4

Readers - 1914
...of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle 3o in nightly quest of his head, and that the rushing...sometimes passes along the hollow, like a midnight bjast, is owing to his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak....
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The Elements of the Short Story

Edward Everett Hale, Fredrick Thomas Dawson - Short stories, American - 1915 - 294 pages
...concerning this specter, allege, that the body of the trooper having been buried 15 in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before day20 break. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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The Promise of Country Life: Descriptions, Narrations Without Plot, Short ...

James Cloyd Bowman - Country life - 1916 - 303 pages
...concerning this specter, allege, that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak. I Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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The Ideal Catholic Literary Readers: Book One

Sister Mary Domitilla - 1917
...concerning this specter, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has furnished...
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The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction, Volume 10: American Fiction

Edgar Allan Poe, Edward Everett Hale, Washington Irving, Francis Bret Harte, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain - Fiction - 1917 - 457 pages
...concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper, having been buried in the church-yard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the church-yard before daybreak. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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A Handbook of Oral Reading

Lee Emerson Bassett - Elocution - 1917 - 353 pages
...concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has furnished...
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Reading-literature, Book 7

Harriet Taylor Treadwell - 1918
...concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has furnished...
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A Short History of American Literature

Walter Cochrane Bronson - American literature - 1919 - 490 pages
...concerning this spectre, allege that the body of the trooper having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...his being belated and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak. Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has furnished...
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Junior High School Literature ...

William Harris Elson, Christine M. Keck - American literature - 1919
...at no great distance. Indeed, certain of the most authentic historians of those parts, who have been battle in nightly quest of his head; and that the...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak. s Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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The Elson Readers..: Book 5-8 ...

William Harris Elson - 1921
...concerning this specter, allege that the body of the trooper s having been buried in the churchyard, the ghost rides forth to the scene of battle in nightly...his being belated, and in a hurry to get back to the churchyard before daybreak. 10 Such is the general purport of this legendary superstition, which has...
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