Unformatted text preview: Buck fluctuates; he spends a couple of days in camp with John Thornton, and then suddenly he becomes restless, and once again, he takes to wandering in the woods. Then, more and more, he stays away from the camp for days at a time. In the wilderness, he wanders about seeking signs of his "wild brother" — the wolf. He fishes for salmon, and, at one point, he even kills a large black bear because feelings have been aroused in him which are latent remnants of the primitive and the ferocious. When he returns to the remnants of the bear two days later, he discovers a dozen wolverines at the spoil. The wolverines scatter at Buck's arrival, except for two bold ones, which he kills. After this, Buck's "blood longing becomes stronger . . . . He was a killer, a thing that preyed . . . surviving triumphantly in a hostile environment where only the strong survived." Because of Buck's Saint triumphantly in a hostile environment where only the strong survived....
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- Fall '11