This is a rendition of Jack London's survivalist classic (well, almost survivalist), "To Build a Fire" The text, unabridged and verbatim from London's original*, is formatted in a two-column page for the reading ease and encouragement of your scholars. Scholars reading more difficult prose may find themselves encouraged at progressing with speed down a column, rather than all the way across a full page and back to the next line.
This rendition is as close as one can come to a textbook-formatted copy of the story; much better than printing from the pages of a website or photocopying that old copy further into oblivion one more time. Purchase this copy only once and it will always stay sharp and new for printing on your hard drive, PLUS you can distribute the story digitally for your scholars' iPads, e-reader, or laptop.
(* Please note that the original language that London used is preserved in this rendition. There is an instance of an outdated and racially offensive term [n*gger-head] used in this story, but used in a non-racially-charged manner [refers to a plant whose large tufts grow above the tundra's snow]. An endnote has been added for the clarification of this term in its context, and an explanation of the author's purpose. We hope this terminology will be a teaching moment for your scholars and not a reason to shelve this excellent piece of literature.)