A man travels through the frozen wasteland bordering the Yukon River, accompanied by his best friend – a large husky dog. The dog tries to dissuade the man from walking farther into the frozen land, but the man pushes on. At some point the man decides to stop and build a fire. Unfortunately, snow falls from one of the trees and extinguishes the fire. This is the moment where the problems truly begin.
Why is the man travelling through the Canadian frozen lands? Where is he heading to? Will he manage to restart the fire? Will he and his friend survive in the harsh weather?
Find all the answers in Jack London’s short story ”To Build a Fire” from 1908.
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Jack London (1876–1916) was an American writer and social activist. He grew up in the working class, but became a worldwide celebrity and one of the highest paid authors of his time. He wrote several novels that are considered classics today, among these are ”Call of the Wild”, ”Sea Wolf” and ”White Fang”.