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The Call Of The Wild & Other Jack London Tales

Jack London

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ISBN : 9780681995574
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Buck, the main character, is a 140lb St Bernard/Scotch Shepherd cross, giving him the appearance of an exceptionally large dog. He leads a comfortable life as the pet of Judge Miller in the Santa Clara Valley of N. CA. Millers gardeners assistant,MoreBuck, the main character, is a 140lb St Bernard/Scotch Shepherd cross, giving him the appearance of an exceptionally large dog. He leads a comfortable life as the pet of Judge Miller in the Santa Clara Valley of N. CA. Millers gardeners assistant, Manuel, abducts the dog & sells him to a sled dog trainer, in demand due to the discovery of gold in the Yukon. Slowly introduced to the brutality of a new life, Buck is forced to adapt to conditions in Alaska & the Yukon. He works pulling sleds with other dogs, learns to steal food & engages in power struggles for the lead position in the team. His owners soon learn that even tho his enemy, Spitz, is a devil, hes two devils. He becomes the leader of the team after defeating Spitz in battle. He changes hands many times before hes eventually acquired by a kind owner, John Thornton. When Thornton is killed by Yeehat Amerinds, Buck goes into a rage & kills several of them. Buck returns to the wild & becomes the alpha male of a wolf pack he met a few days before the death of Thornton. Of the world Buck enters, London writes the salient thing of this other world seemed fear. It is a world of dream that Buck enters, becoming something of a legend.