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Rip Van Winkle
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  • Well, the clerk wakes a nice young bell hop—fine lad—not a day over seventy-nine years old—fought at the Battle of Gettysburg and doesn’t know it’s over yet—thought I was one of the Confederates, I guess, from the way he looked at me—and Rip van Winkle took me up to something—I found out afterwards they called it a room, but first I thought there’d been some mistake—I thought they were putting me in the Salvation Army collection-box!

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  • On the Lower East Side—well, you know what it’s like down there, always something new, but for me it’s more this Rip van Winkle feeling, always further and further away.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • He played "Rip Van Winkle."
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life

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