[kids-lib] stumper: arctic poem

Molly Carlisle molly at tigard-or.gov
Tue Sep 9 12:42:41 PDT 2008

As I figured I would, I got the answer to the query below in a fast and furious fashion:

"The Cremation of Sam McGee" by Robert W. Service

Thanks everyone!

From: Molly Carlisle
Sent: Tuesday, September 09, 2008 12:27 PM
To: kids-lib
Subject: stumper: arctic poem

Hi all,

I have a patron looking for a poem he heard in fifth grade. I forgot to ask him about the year, but I'm guessing it was about 30 years ago (late 70s-early 80s):

"I was trying to remember a poem read to me in the 5th grade.  It involves persons in a cold environment, like the arctic.  One of the party hates the cold and ultimately dies from it.  His chums put him in an oven to dispose of the body, and when they check on his status, he complains for them to close the door because they're letting in the cold."

Does this sound familiar to anyone? If so, please reply directly to me at molly at tigard-or.gov<mailto:molly at tigard-or.gov> . Thanks!

Molly L. Carlisle
Tigard Public Library<http://www.tigard-or.gov/library>
molly at tigard-or.gov<mailto:molly at tigard-or.gov>

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