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Unformatted text preview: At a place called "the Five Fingers," the dog food gives out completely, but the men are able to trade a revolver for some frozen, dried horsehide, which the dogs find irritating and indigestible. Hal continues to beat the dogs, and those that are left can hardly pull the sled, especially with the additional weight of Mercedes on it. The fierce winter has now given away to spring, but there is no food, and as the last reserve strength of the dogs fades, they arrive at John Thornton's camp. Thornton is an experienced man of the North, and he immediately perceives that Hal has achieved all of his boastful tasks only by one ploy — by severely punishing the dogs. Thus, when it is time to leave Thornton's camp, Buck, who has always been able to somehow summon an extra measure of strength, simply refuses to move. Instinctively, he knows that with the coming of spring that these strength, simply refuses to move....
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This note was uploaded on 12/03/2011 for the course ENGLISH 1001 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at Texas State.
- Fall '11