To Build a Fire and Other Stories
 
 
 
 
To Build a Fire and Other Stories

To Build a Fire and Other Stories - 103 pages - Jack London's To Build a Fire and Other Stories is one of the most famous collections of stories of survival in the wilderness, adapted for English language learners. With approximately 2,000 headwords, this title is appropriate for intermediate-level learners. Included in this collection are stories of the Yukon and Alaska from 100 years ago filled with colorful characters and adventures that show London's love of life, people, and adventure, like "The Law of Life" and "The Wit of Porportuk."
To Build a Fire and Other Stories
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The Wanderer of the North - 29 pages - In this story from To Build a Fire and Other Stories, a mysterious stranger tells a few mushers about how he followed his wife's kidnapper from his home in the Aleutian Islands to Tokyo Bay and finally to the Yukon Territory in Canada.
The Law of Life - 7 pages - In this story from To Build a Fire and Other Stories, an old and blind Alaskan Native man listens to the sounds of his tribe preparing to migrate to find food and thinks about the law of life: all things must die.
To Build a Fire and Other Stories
To the Man on Trail - 8 pages - In this story from To Build a Fire and Other Stories, a stranger seeking to get back the money that he lent to another man visits a group of revelers in their cabin. The stranger has been on the trail for 12 hours with no rest. The revelers take him in and listen to his story.
Love of Life - 19 pages - In this story from To Build a Fire and Other Stories, a man who was abandoned by his teammate struggles to survive in the wilderness and stave off hunger.
To Build a Fire and Other Stories
The Wit of Porportuk - 22 pages - In this story from To Build a Fire and Other Stories, an old and ill chief has a large debt and cannot find the means to pay it. The lender, Porportuk, offers to have the debt waived if the chief gives away his daughter.
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