An old, ill-tempered Dutch farmer, who lends Ichabod his horse, Gunpowder, so that Ichabod can ride it to attend Baltus Van Tassel’s quilting frolic. It is suggested that Ichabod may have fled the village out of fear of Van Ripper—indeed, he loses Van Ripper’s nice Sunday saddle in the course of his race from the Headless Horseman, and immediately thinks of the old farmer’s wrath that he will face.
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...Ichabod’s saddle slips from under him—an expensive one, and he immediately thinks of how angry Van Ripper , who owns the saddle, will be—but he manages to cling to Gunpowder and avoid... (full context)