Well, really,' cried Hans, 'it is very good of you to ask, very good indeed.
We often talked of you during the winter, Hans,' said the Miller,
They are certainly very lovely,' said Hans, 'and it is a most lucky thing for me that I have so many.
She had already flown at Dennin and gripped his throat, when Hans sprang to his feet.
It was not until Hans knew he was striking his wife that he ceased.
For some seconds, unwilling to hurt her, yet dogged in his desire to return to the attack, Hans dodged back and forth.
My friend," said Hans
, composedly stretching himself to slumber, "it was not nice even to mineself dot I should lif after I had seen dot room wit der hole in der thatch.
He was half drowned, and Hans and Pete threw themselves upon him, pounding the breath into him and the water out of him.
Hans paid out the rope, permitting no slack, while Pete kept it clear of coils.
Thornton came to, belly downward and being violently propelled back and forth across a drift log by Hans and Pete.
Hans Van Ripper as executor of his estate, examined the bundle which contained all his worldly effects.
It is true, an old farmer, who had been down to New York on a visit several years after, and from whom this account of the ghostly adventure was received, brought home the intelligence that Ichabod Crane was still alive; that he had left the neighborhood partly through fear of the goblin and Hans Van Ripper, and partly in mortification at having been suddenly dismissed by the heiress; that he had changed his quarters to a distant part of the country; had kept school and studied law at the same time; had been admitted to the bar; turned politician; electioneered; written for the newspapers; and finally had been made a justice of the ten pound court.