October 19, 1853

in Thoreau’s Journal:

The leaves have fallen so plentifully that they quite conceal the water along the shore—& rustle pleasantly when the wave which the boat creates strikes them—

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On Sunday last I could hardly find the Corner spring—& suspected even it had dried up—for it was completely concealed by fresh fallen leaves & when I swept them aside & revealed it it was like striking the earth for a new spring.

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