Short stories by W. H. Gass.
Listing 2 stories.
A sick, elderly man is living with his wife in rural New York. During a violent storm, the man offers to rent out his second home to a young family in need but is unsure how to feel about these strangers from out of town until it is too late.
When a family finds a child in their yard buried in snow and suffering from frostbite, they try to warm him up to save his life. The child eventually awakes and tells them that his family is in danger, and so two men and a boy venture out to save their neighbors, if they can make it through the deep snow without freezing.