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Thoreau answers his own question.

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If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

In "Conclusion," Thoreau asks the reader many questions. Which question is answered by the preceding quote?

A

Why level downward to our dullest perception always, and praise that as common sense?

B

Are these the problems which most concern mankind?

C

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises?

D

Who that has heard a strain of music feared then lest he should speak extravagantly any more forever?

E

While England endeavors to cure the potato-rot, will not any endeavor to cure the brain-rot, which prevails so much more widely and fatally?