To Build a Fire

1902 version

The earlier version was first published in The Youth's Companion on May 29, 1902. It differs in some details, though the general structure and story line are similar; the primary differences are: in the first version it is not so cold, there is no dog, the fire is not doused, and the man (named as Tom Vincent) suffers some permanent frostbite damage but survives, sadder but wiser.[3]


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