Lazy Rip Van Winkle "would rather starve on a penny than work for a pound", much to the dismay of his wife. After an afternoon in the Catskill Mountains ends in an enchanted, 20-year sleep, Rip discovers that his children have grown up without him. He's even slept through the American Revolutionary War! But does he learn his lesson?
From 19th-century author Washington Irving comes two cautionary tales that will broaden your vocabulary and challenge you to think.
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