The Yukon Trail is grey, sunless, and
cold as a man and his dog
head camp on Henderson Creek, a day's trek away. A tenderfoot, the man
has been that no one should travel
in this country when the
temperature dips -60°.
But he is feeling quite
until he breaks
through snow, softened by a underground spring, and
his clothing halfway to his
His attempt to build a fire and dry out almost
, but snow
dropping from a tree puts out the flame, and his attempt to rekindle it
fails. In a panic, he runs until he . Still suspicious, the dog trots off toward camp
other "fire ".