*This script excerpt was taken from the Everything Depp site.
EXT. VAN TASSEL ESTATE --DAY
ICHABOD'S P.O.V.: a BELLTOWER stands tall, like a mast pole with
a crow's nest basket atop. There's a man in the basket and a huge
Ichabod ponders this as he continues. Ahead on a hill: the grand
Van Tassel Manor House.
INT. VAN TASSEL MANOR HOUSE, SITTING ROOM --DAY
MANY CHILDREN, in a circle, taunt a BLINDFOLDED YOUNG WOMAN spun
round by the handsome, barrel-chested man, BROM VAN BRUNT. A few
YOUNG MEN and LADIES watch. Brom releases the woman. Everyone
quiets and avoids her searching hands.
The woman moves to Brom's voice. He backs away, flanked by peers
GLENN and THEODORE. Children laugh.
Ichabod enters, clearing his throat. No one notices. The blindfolded
woman keeps grasping. One LITTLE GIRL sees Ichabod and goes to
him, finger to her lips.
She tugs him. Before Ichabod can protest, he is placed in the
blindfolded woman's grip.
The woman touches Ichabod's face. He is uncomfortable, affected by this caress. Brom watches jealously.
She takes the kerchief off to reveal a stunning beauty: KATRINA VAN TASSEL.
Ichabod tries to compose himself.
Brom grabs Ichabod's collar, pissed. Ichabod's baffled.
Brom looks at her, then reluctantly releases Ichabod.
BALTUS VAN TASSEL, 45, has entered, a working-class aristocrat.
LADY VAN TASSEL, 40, stands behind, a mix of home-spun wife and
Ichabod's relieved to have a proper focal point. Children gather
around Katrina and hide behind her.
Ichabod hands over papers. Baltus reads, furrows his brow.
Baltus snorts, then exits with Ichabod. The others huddle to gossip,
except Katrina, who moves beside Lady Van Tassel to watch Ichabod
and Baltus walk down the hall.
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