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To Build a Fire (Short Story)

  • Type: Short Story
  • Length: 26 pages

To Build a Fire is a 1908 short story by notable author Jack London. - AsNotedIn

DAY had broken cold and gray, exceedingly cold and gray, when the man turned aside from the main Yukon trail and climbed the high earth-bank, where a dim and little-travelled trail led eastward through the fat spruce timberland. It was a steep bank, and he paused for breath at the top, excusing the act to himself by looking at his watch. It was nine o'clock. There was no sun nor hint of sun, though there was not a cloud in the sky. It was a clear day, and yet there seemed an intangible pall over the face of things, a subtle gloom that made the day dark, and that was due to the absence of sun. This fact did not worry the man. He was used to the lack of sun. It had been days since he had seen the sun, and he knew that a few more days must pass before that cheerful orb, due south, would just peep above the sky-line and dip immediately from view.Jack London, To Build a Fire

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Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1908/00/00 Jack London Author "To Build a Fire" by Jack London is published.

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Particulars for To Build a Fire (Short Story):
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction

Original Language: English

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