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Thoreau describes, in detail, the Canadian woodchopper and post maker.
Why is the Canadian's name never revealed?
Names are unimportant in the woods.
The name is so suitable and poetic it cannot be printed.
The Canadian preferred to being referred as the woodchopper.
Thoreau considered his name unsuitable for his nature.
The name was a poetic sound, not a word that could be spelled out or written.