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To Build a Fire

To Build a Fire

by Jack London

To Build a Fire: Quotes (What Was Said) True or False

1. What is the only line of dialogue spoken aloud in "To Build a Fire"? -> "One should never travel without a companion past fifty below."
2. What event happens just before the following line: "The man was shocked. It was as though he had just heard his own sentence of death"? -> Falling snow smothers his fire.
3. What causes the man's frozen beard to have "the color and solidity of amber"? -> Tobacco
4. What does the man have to watch out for while he's walking down the frozen creek? -> Pockets of warm spring water
5. Why does the man first take off his mittens? -> To collect twigs for a fire

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