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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…")?


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


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


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


It furthers the point about the climate being dangerously cold.

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