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To Build a Fire
"like a startled horse..." See in text (To Build a Fire)
From the story's start, the differences between the man and the dog are distinct. Now, in this moment, the dog and the man exhibit similar behavior. Although the man reasons based on his intellect, this situation requires him to use innate, animal instinct that is a subconscious reaction.