In the struggle with nature, he show that he was a strong man when he overcame many challenges that nature set for him. That is when he tried to build a fire 5 times in a strict weather. He managed to set a fire as soon as possible because his body gradually became nerveless, his finger could not straight out. It was incredible that he could build a fire in such condition. However, he never gave up, he tried even when he was in badly frightened mood. At the fouth times failure, though his fingers could not clutch, he overcame by pressing the wrist of the other hand against them, forcing them down upon the bunch of matches. At the last time, a thought appeared in his mind “What if the matches did burn his hand?”. To Tom Vincent, burned hands were better than dead hands, becomimg a handicapped person was better than an icy corpse. That was a hard choice but was a wise one which compensated for his unwise one when he decided to travel alone before
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