In Fahrenheit 451, who lives in the hobo camps?

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After escaping the city, Montag floats down the river and eventually comes ashore. Seeing a fire in the distance, he finds that his reaction is mixed; he knows fire as a destructive force, but this fire seems to draw him, as if welcoming. He discovers that it is a "hobo camp," the sort that is derided by the people of the city; the inhabitants are educated readers, devoted to the cause of memorizing books and spreading their knowledge:

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