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Unformatted text preview: Even though Buck recognizes that a man with a club is a master to be obeyed, yet Buck does not do what some dogs do that is, he does not fawn upon the man-master, but then neither does Buck struggle for mastery for so long that he is killed in the struggle as some dogs actually do. Buck is always able to judge just how far to resist before giving up. This is how he learns to deal with the man in the red sweater, and throughout the rest of the novel, Buck will always remember the man with the red sweater, for this is his introduction to the "law of the club" and to the laws of the primitive world. 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...
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