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To Build a Fire and Other Stories
If you like stories about wilderness and survival, check out Jack London’s To Build a Fire and Other Stories. This reader is designed for intermediate-level English learners. Download it for free!

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."

Author: Jack London
Format: Text
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Pages: 103
Size: 6 x 9 in.
GPS Invoice No: G0306-E
Format(s): Book

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Add to my library  The Wanderer of the NorthExpand

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.

Author: Jack London
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Add to my library  The Law of LifeExpand

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.

Author: Jack London
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Add to my library  To the Man on TrailExpand

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.

Author: Jack London
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Add to my library  Love of LifeExpand

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.

Author: Jack London
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Add to my library  To Build a FireExpand

In this quintessential "man vs. nature" story, a traveller is grossly unaware of how cold it can get on the Yukon trail. He struggles to survive by persistent attempts to build a fire.

Author: Jack London
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Add to my library  The Wit of PorportukExpand

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.

Author: Jack London
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Glossary: To Build A Fire and Other Stories

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