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1. Tim and his Environment. When Tim Holter returns home for lunch at the end of chapter Eleven we learn that the house on Spruce Street that his parents rent from Mr. Elliott is the only home he has ever known. We have no knowledge that he has ever traveled far from this house but as Thoreau famously said about his own journeys-that he had traveled a “good deal in Concord”-we can say as well that Tim has traveled “a … Continue reading

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