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Question #2

Which two sentences best develop the theme of nature versus man?

"They travelled on without speech, saving their breath for the work of their bodies."

"Life was an offence to it, for life is movement; and the Wild aims always to destroy movement."

"It was the masterful and incommunicable wisdom of eternity laughing at the futility of life and the effort of life."

"Bill had finished his pipe and was helping his companion to spread the bed of fur and blanket upon the spruce boughs which he had laid over the snow before supper."

"In the scramble one of the dogs had been overturned on the edge of the fire, and it had yelped with pain and fright as the smell of its singed coat possess the air."

"There were other things on the sled– blankets, an axe, and a coffee–pot and frying pan; but prominent, occupying most of the space, was the long and narrow oblong box."