I found the following synopsis of this gut-wrenching story tossed in the recycling bin of the eighth grade special ed room:
In the short storty “To Build a Fire” [A helpful teacher has added in the title] By Jack london,” A man is walking to camp. He Has to walk in sevendy five degree Below zero wether. He tries to biuld a fire to warm up But it is on segsecful. Jack london thought man can’t beat naturl.
Somehow, existential statements about the futility of mankind take on a simple fortitude when written by an eighth grader with capitalization issues.