Do you know the name of a story about the Yukon, where a frozen man is put in a furnace [I think to be cremated] and thaws out? I think the author is Poe but I don’t know how to look for it. I’d like to read it to my grandsons. I liked it very much when I was young. Thank you for helping me.
The closest I can come to that description is the poem “The Cremation of Sam McGee”, which starts out like this:
Now Sam McGee was from Tennessee, where the cotton bloom and blows.
Why he left his home in the south to roam round the Pole God only knows.
He was always cold, but the land of gold seemed to hold him like a spell;
Through he’d often say in his homely way that he’d “sooner live in hell.”
On a Christmas Day we were mushing our way over the Dawson trail.
Talk of your cold! through the parka’s fold it stabbed like a driven nail.
If our eyes we’d close, then the lashes froze, till sometimes we couldn’t see;
It wasn’t much fun, but the only one to whimper was Sam McGee.
The full poem can be read it http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node_id=453949.