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Unformatted text preview: Buck continues to excel in leadership, and the other dogs fall immediately in line and grant Buck his hard-earned superiority. In fact, one of the dogs, Pike, lagging during the day, is soundly punished by Buck for his laziness. Thus the team begins operating in its old superior form, a fact which pleases François and Perrault very much. At one of the stops, the Rink Rapids, two native huskies, Teek and Koona, are added to the team, and Buck immediately coerces them into being members of the team. In record time, the journey from the Rink Rapids to Skagway, their destination, is accomplished. For three days, Perrault and François brag about their accomplishments, and "the team [is] the constant center of a worshipful crowd of dog busters and mushers." New orders, however, come to the kindly drivers, François and Perrault, and "like other men, they are forced to accept new assignments, and so they leave Buck's life. Buck's new owner is a "Scotch half-breed" and is known assignments, and so they leave Buck's life....
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