The Question and Answer section for Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Rip watched them play nine-pins and and drank their ale..... after which, he fell asleep for twenty years.
One can view the story as such. Crayon makes explicit a few times that he is choosing to let his imagination overpower him, even though he knows it is not real, as with the above examples of believing Shakespeare’s fictional characters to have...
Rip generally reacts to his wife's anger by making a quick getaway...... he usually goes down to meet the other men at the inn.