To Build a Fire

One lesson in the story "To Build a Fire" that I would conciser the most valuable is to take advice from your elders. "That man from Sulphur Creek had spoken the truth when telling how cold it sometimes got in the country." It was  107 below freezing. With  the failure in building the most necessary fire for his survival, "The sight of the dog put a wild idea into his head...he would kill the dog and bury his hands in the warm body until the numbness went out of them."  became his idea to survive this cold. But knowing he could never kill his 'companion', the man realized "you were right, old hoss; you were right.", Never travel in the Yukon alone 75 below zero. This helped me to learn that  you should never ignore those who are wiser than yourself, no matter how brave you are especially  if your life is on the line.

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