10.7.12

More Thoreau

Samuel lang says that, the laplander in his skin dress, and in a skin bag which he puts over his head and shoulders, will sleep night after night on the snow -------------- in a degree of cold which would extinguish the life of one exposed to it in any woollen clothing

it would be well perhaps if we were to spend more of our days and nights without any obstruction between us and the celestial bodies

near the end of march, 1845, i borrowed an axe and went down to the woods by walden pond, nearest to where i intended to build my house and began to cut down some tall arrowy white pines,

the owner of the axe, as he released his hold on it, said that it was the apple of his eye, but i returned it sharper than i recieved it

make kneaded bread thus, wash your hands and trough well. put the meal into the trough, add water gradually, and knead it thoroughly. when you have kneaded it well, mould it, and bake it under a cover

 

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