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As Thoreau describes his life of solitude during the winter months of his stay in the chapter, "Former Inhabitants; and Winter Visitors," he relates that

"For human society I was obliged to conjure up the former occupants of these woods."

What does this quote reveal about Thoreau's feeling towards the winter months?


The reader senses Thoreau's complete state of tranquility.


The reader senses Thoreau's sudden realization that he was completely alienated from society.


The reader senses a creeping loneliness in Thoreau's feeling towards winter.


The reader senses Thoreau's eagerness to meditate peacefully in the long days ahead.


The reader senses a new spiritual awakening in Thoreau.

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