What are two similes in the story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by Washington Irving.

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The narrator of this text describes the legend of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow and the awareness of the legend that everyone who lives there, even temporarily, seems to breathe in with the air and imbibe with the water. It is not only those native residents who have lived in Sleepy Hollow for their whole lives who become more imaginative, but all who reside there begin to see apparitions. However, he says,

I mention this peaceful spot with all possible laud; for it is in such little retired Dutch valleys . . . that population, manners, and customs, remain fixed; while the great torrent of migration and improvement, which is making such incessant changes in other parts of this restless country, sweeps by them unobserved. They are like those little nooks of still water which border a rapid stream; where we may see the straw and bubble riding quietly at anchor, or slowly revolving in their mimic harbour, undisturbed by the rush of the passing current. (emphasis mine)

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