Former Inhabitants and Winter Visitors (Walden) (Past times/Inhabitants …
Former Inhabitants and Winter Visitors (Walden)
Thoreau did not see that many people around so in order to keep himself busy he thinks of the former inhabitants of the woods and imagines at as a merry time.
One of the inhabitants was Cato Ingraham who was a slave his master allowed him to live in the woods. Ingraham has a walnut patch an his cellar-hole was still there.
Zilpha was another inhabitant and she would spin linen and sing until British prisoners burned down her house which killed her dog, cat, and chickens.
Brister Freeman was a slave who lived with Fenda his wife who was a fortune-teller. Freeman died in the Battle of Concord and Thoreau has seen his grave.
A family lived down the hill and had an orchard that covered a slope which was replaced by some pines.
Near town there was a ground that contained "demon pranks" which harmed many families which is New England rum.
Breed's hut was on that ground for multiple years until some boys burned it down.
Thoreau heard the rang and watched people allowing the hut to burn down with no effort of stopping it.
A man mourned the loss of the hut since it was his childhood home.
Wyman the potter/Hugh Quoil
Wyman the Potter lived in the woods and once a man asked Thoreau if he knew where the man was. Thoreau felt glad that the art of pottery and wheel making was practiced near him.
Hugh Quoil was a digger and lived in Wyman's tenement who had manners. Quoil died near Brister's hill and his house got pulled down.
Thoreau visited Quoil's place and saw his clothes, a garden, and his broken pipe.
Thoreau reluctantly gets any visitors and thinks of himself like an animals lively sheltered in snowdrifts.
In 1717 a man's house was completely covered in snow when he went away. The family got dug out by an Indian man.
During the Great Snow men were forced to cut down the shade trees in the yard for fire wood.
Thoreau would always walk regardless of the weather and in the midst of the coldness he still found some signs of life.
Thoreau got visits from a poet, a farmer, a peddler, and an old friend of his. All the men tell him stories, talk bout news, or even philosophize with him.