At present - At present, Buck is a trusting dog, and he has...

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Unformatted text preview: At present, Buck is a trusting dog, and he has no idea what fate holds for him; therefore, he has no inkling of Manuel's treachery: "he had learned to trust in men he knew, and to give them credit for a wisdom that outreached his own." But now that Buck is tied by the throat by strangers and is treated violently, he becomes enraged, and in his "unbridled anger," he closes his jaws on the hand of the man who is holding him, and Buck does not let go until he is tied around the throat so tightly that his senses are choked out of him and he collapses. Eventually, Buck regains consciousness, but every time he resists his tormenters, he is thrown down and choked repeatedly. He is totally confused by the meaning of such brutality from these strange men and is "oppressed by the vague sense of impending calamity." As the men gradually proceed to file off Judge Miller's heavy brass collar from Buck's neck, we...
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