The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

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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Hans Van Ripper Character Timeline in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The timeline below shows where the character Hans Van Ripper appears in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Main Story
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...a knight errant, he mounts the horse he’s borrowed from an old, grumpy man named Hans Van Ripper . (full context)
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...lord of the estate, he thinks, he would no longer associate with the likes of Hans Van Ripper and other impoverished schoolteachers. (full context)
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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)
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Hans Van Ripper is appointed to go through Ichabod’s possessions—which includes only several pieces of clothing, a razor,... (full context)