The Protectors Are Coming!

“I went to the store the other day to buy a bolt for our front door, for, as I told the storekeeper, the Governor was coming here. “Aye,” said he, “and the Legislature too.” “Then l will take two bolts,” said I. He said that there had been a steady demand for bolts and locks of late, for our protectors were coming.”

― Henry David Thoreau, The Journal, 1837-1861, p. 578