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Man could be forced out of family home

A property divided near famous Walden Pond

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This is a tale of a man living alone in a home in the woods near a pond in the town of Lincoln, Mass., not far, as it happens, from the place where a man wrote a book, published 150 years ago this month, about living alone in a home in the woods near a pond. Author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau, in his 1854 book, "Walden," described his retreat to nature at Walden Pond, a small glacial lake in the area of Concord and Lincoln, Mass. "I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swatch and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms," Thoreau wrote in "Walden," also known as "Life in the Woods." If life in nature was brutal, he said, he would "publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it." Several miles from this idyllic setting that inspired a literary legend, Charl...