was he there just for a job or any other real motive?
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Ichabod's went to Sleepy Hollow and stayed on as a teacher. From the word "tarry", we can infer that Ichabod did not intend to stay for a lengthly period of time.
In this by-place of nature there abode, in a remote period of American history, that is to say, some thirty years since, a worthy wight of the name of Ichabod Crane, who sojourned, or, as he expressed it, “tarried,” in Sleepy Hollow, for the purpose of instructing the children of the vicinity.
The legend of Sleepy Hollow