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Jumping from his chair, Sam dashed between two of the shelves that comprised the Livingwood family library. Books held a special place in Sam’s heart. Every week for nearly five years after Sam’s dad disappeared, he and his grandfather travelled to flea markets and garage sales, scouring boxes and car trunks for rare volumes. He brushed his hand down a row of books, picking one from the stacks; The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.
Sam’s dad credited Washington Irving, who wrote under the pseudonym of Crayon, with helping to bring American literature to the masses. He opened the collection of short stories to the well-worn thumb marked beginning to The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Sam remembered sitting with his dad in that same room, reading passages by firelight on snowed in winter nights but those memories became harder to recall. Flipping through the book, he scoured the pages for hand written note in the margins, anything that may hold a hidden meaning.
Disgusted, Sam slammed the book shut before noticing a tear in the binding and a glint of metal inside.