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The Temperature Is Dropping

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To Build a Fire, Jack London, 1908
The following is an excerpt from Jack London’s short story.

What is the effect of lines 46-49 ("As he turned to go on…")?

A

It indicates to the reader that the air is cold enough to freeze spit mid-air.

B

It adds an element of danger, indicating the temperature is dropping quickly.

C

It establishes the tone of the narrator as dark and sinister.

D

It furthers the point about the climate being dangerously cold.