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What happens to Tom Vincent at the end of " To Build a Fire"?

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tiggerkay91 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 3, 2008 at 2:36 AM via web

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What happens to Tom Vincent at the end of " To Build a Fire"?

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pmiranda2857 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 3, 2008 at 5:56 AM (Answer #1)

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If you are referring to the main character in this story, he is known as the man.  At the end of the story, he freezes to death.

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"Then the man drowsed off into what seemed to him the most comfortable and satisfying sleep he had ever known. Later, the dog whined loudly. And still later it crept close to the man and caught the scent of death. This made the animal bristle and back away." (London)

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knowledgehunter | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted January 30, 2011 at 11:32 PM (Answer #2)

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In the another version he lives and just suffers some lost of toes and scars from frostbite. :D

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