To Build a Fire

in to build a fire, the idea of the cold did not bother the man because?

the story "to build a fire"

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The idea of the cold doesn't bother the man because he is unable to imagine how cold it really is. He understands the temperature, and yet, he doesn't understand the ramifications.

The trouble with him was that he was without imagination. He was quick and alert in the things of life, but only in the things, and not in the significances.


To Build a Fire