November 26th, 2005

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Later in Walden, Thoreau becomes more adamant about the importance of a simple life...

... Thoreau is "terrified" because three pieces of limestone which sit on his desk require dusting. He responds to the unbearable situation [2] by throwing the limestone out of his window. While musing about the lime-stone incident he asks: "How, then, could I have a furnished house? I would rather sit in the open air, for no dust gathers on the grass, unless where man has broken ground" (29)...
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