To Build a Fire

to build a fire

⦁ What advice from an “old-timer” does the man choose to ignore?

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The man chooses to ignore the old-timer's advice about traveling alone.

The fire was a success. He was safe. He remembered the advice of the old-timer on Sulphur Creek, and smiled. The old-timer had been very serious in laying down the law that no man must travel alone in the Klondike after fifty below. Well, here he was; he had had the accident; he was alone; and he had saved himself. Those old-timers were rather womanish, some of them, he thought. All a man had to do was to keep his head, and he was all right. Any man who was a man could travel alone.


To Build a Fire