Why does Ichabod Crane need to be able to have all of his belongings in a small bundle? Washington Irving's "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

As part of Ichabod Crane's compensation for teaching the children in the Sleepy Hollow area, he gets his room and board, on a rotating basis, from the farmers whose children he is teaching.  Irving notes that "With these [that is, the farmers] he lived alternately a week at a time, this going the rounds of that neighborhood, with all his worldly effects tied...

(The entire section contains 192 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this answer and thousands more. Enjoy eNotes ad-free and cancel anytime.

Start your 48-Hour Free Trial
Approved by eNotes Editorial Team