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What was said to let you know where "Rip Van Winkle" takes place? Give an example from the short story.

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Several things are said in the opening pages of “Rip Van Winkle” to let you know where the story was set, and when it was set, which is part of where it was set, in this story. The first statement is the first line of the story: “THE FOLLOWING tale was found among the papers of the late Diedrich Knickerbocker, an old gentleman of New York, who was very curious in the Dutch history of the province, and the...

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