He is one of the distinguished hobos, an author of several academic books who sought refuge in the forest to transmit his knowledge when the time was right. He introduces Montag to the group, informs him of their purpose, and tells him of their mission and objective. He was, as he informs Montag, influenced by his grandfather, a sculptor who detested the status quo and was determined to live "as though he'd drop dead in ten seconds" (59).

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