Washington Irving was an American author, essayist, biographer, short-stories writer best known for his stories "Rip Van Winkle”(1819) and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" (1820). Loved the legends and mysticism, Irving wrote numerous short stories, biographies, histories, and tales of his travels. “The Adventure of the Popkins Family” is the story about Alderman Popkins and his family, who made a voyage in Terracina. His courier who has preceded the carriage to order horses, and who was a Neapolitan, has given a magnificent account of the riches, greatness, titles and dignities of his master, embellished with all an Italian's splendor of imagination. It’s no wonder that the news about Popkin’s arrival have interested all citizens, especially the robbers… What adventures does wait the Popkins Family and how will the story end? Read the story and get the answers!