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Unformatted text preview: Buck's next master is a Scotch half-breed; the man is fair, but he works Buck almost beyond endurance, so much so that on a difficult run against extremely adverse conditions, most of the other dogs succumb to the wild elements. Buck, however, survives, even though he loses a significant amount of weight. Buck's next change in life occurs when he and his team are sold to three amateur adventurers Charles, Hal, and Mercedes; they have absolutely no concept of how to discipline the dogs or even how to drive a team through the frozen northern snow. As a result of their ineptitude, the dogs' food supply is gone before the trip is half over. At this point, Buck sees the futility of trying to continue; thus, he simply refuses to return to the trace (the harness) despite the fact that he is severely beaten. Propitiously, a man named John Thornton appears and threatens the three owners severely beaten....
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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