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At Seattle, Buck is delivered into the hands of a "stout man with a red sweater and a club." To this  man, Buck seems to be hardly a dog; the man calls Buck a "truly red-eyed devil," and again and  again, Buck attempts to attack the man in the red sweater; as a result, Buck is taught the first law of  primitive society — that is, a man with a club in his hand is more powerful than a single dog. London  refers to this "lesson" as the "law of the club." Significantly, the man in the red sweater finally admits  that Buck is indeed a powerful and great adversary. Once Buck has learned that the "law of the club"  is a law that he must obey, he allows the man in the red sweater to bring him water to drink and food  to eat; he even eats the food from the man's hand. It is obvious that Buck knows that he is beaten,  but, as London tells us, Buck is 
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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.

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