To Build a Fire
(5) Tree Line
For the most part, London's language is straightforward and easy to understand. But he does throw in a pretty long sentence every now and then. For example, the opening sentence of the story is thirty-nine words, and it might make you think the whole story is going to be a rough slog. But once you get used to its rhythm, the story unfolds fairly comfortably…
… for you, that is. Not for the main character.