"Day had broken cold and gray, exceedingly cold and gray, when the man turned aside from the main Yukon trail and climbed the high earth-bank, where a dim and little-travelled trail led eastward"
"He was bound for the old claim on the left fork of Henderson Creek, where the boys were already."
"Working carefully from a small beginning, he soon had a roaring fire, over whichh he thawed the ice from his face and in the protection of which he ate his biscuits."
"The extremities were the first to feel [blood's] absence. His wet feet froze the faster, and his exposed fingers numbed the faster"
"He drifted on from this to a vision of the old-timer on Sulphur Creek. He could see him quite clearly, warm and comfortable, and smoking a pipe. 'You were right, old hoss; you were right,' the man mumbled to the old-timer of Sulphur Creek."
"A little longer it delayed, howling under the stars that leaped and danced and shone brightly in the cold sky. Then it turned and trotted up the trail in the direction of the camp it knew, where were the other food-providers and fire-providers."