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Washington Irving wrote the tale called Rip Van Winkle.
Rip Van Winkle was a man who fell asleep for twenty years and was amazed at the changes in that time period. The dwarves that gave him the stuff that made him go to slee…p..or maybe time...were his anatagonists.
Rip Van Winkle was born on April 3, 1783.
Rip Van Winkle is a short story by the American author Washington Irving published in 1819.
Washington Irvingâ??s â??The Legend of Rip Van Winkleâ?? is a fairytale about a lazy man with a shrewish wife who slips off for a day of idle pursuits when he encounter…s the â??wee folk of the Catskills â?? playing â??ninepinsâ?? or bowling. He drinks some of their alcoholic beverage, falls asleep and wakes up 20 years later. He returns to the Village to find everything has changed. The American Revolution has taken place and all of his children are adults.
I recollect that, when a stripling, my first exploit in squirrel-shooting was in a grove of tall walnut's that shades one side of the valley
The plot of the story "Rip Van Winkle" is a man finds men drinking in the woods. He drinks the brew and passes out only to wake up 20 years later.
The climax is when the people recognize Winkle.
Characters Rip Van Winkle: Meek, easygoing, ne'er-do-well resident of the village who wanders off to the mountains and meets strange men playing ninepins. Dame Van Winkl…e: Rip's nagging wife. Nicholas Vedder: Owner of a village inn where menfolk congregate. Derrick Van Brummel: Village schoolmaster. Wolf: Rip's dog. Man Carrying Keg Up the Mountain: Spirit of Englishman Henry Hudson, explorer of the Hudson River. Ninepin Bowlers: Henry Hudson's crewmen from his ship, the Half-Moon. Brom Dutcher: Neighbor of Rip who went off to war while Rip was sleeping. Old Woman: Woman who identifies Rip when he returns to the village after his sleep. Peter Vanderdonk: Oldest resident of the village. He confirms Rip's identity and cites evidence indicating Rip's strange tale is true. Judith Gardenier: Rip's married daughter. She takes her father in after he returns from his sleep. Mr. Gardenier: Judith's husband, a farmer. Rip Van Winkle II: Rip's ne'er-do-well son. Rip Van Winkle III: Rip's infant grandchild. Its mother is Judith Gardenier. Van Schaick: Village parson. Jonathan Doolittle: Owner of the Union Hotel, the establishment that replaced the village inn. The Catskill Mountains: See Personification. Various Men, Women, and Children of the Village
Rip Van Winkle is the pratogonist. The whole story about him. The story begins and ends with him.
The story of Rip Van Winkle is set in the years before and after the American Revolutionary War. Rip Van Winkle, a villager of Dutch descent, lives in a nice village at the f…oot of New York's Catskill Mountains. An amiable man whose home and farm suffer from his lazy neglect, he is loved by all but his wife. One autumn day he escapes his nagging wife by wandering up the mountains. There he encounters strangely dressed men, rumored to be the ghosts of Henry Hudson's crew, who are playing nine-pins. After drinking some of their liquor, he settles down under a shady tree and falls asleep. He wakes and returns to his village, where he finds twenty years have passed. He finds out that his wife has died and that his close friends have died in a war or gone somewhere else. He immediately gets into trouble when he proclaims himself a loyal subject of King George III, not knowing that the American Revolution has taken place. An old local recognizes him, however, and Rip's now grown daughter takes him in. Rip resumes his habitual idleness, and his tale is solemnly believed by the old Dutch settlers, with certain hen-pecked husbands wishing they shared Rip's good luck. Taken from Wikipedia
It's the same as Futurama. A guy takes a nap and wakes up in the far future, where untold riches, adventure, and romance await him.
theirs a picture frame with king George ..then later theirs a frame with president Washington...is that what you mean