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Unformatted text preview: For example, it takes them an unduly long time to pitch the camp at nighttime, and the morning is always well underway before they are able to break camp. This delay not only is cutting into the distance which they need to cover each day, but it is also eating into the food supply that is supposed to last them throughout the trip. Added to these difficulties is the fact that Mercedes steals extra food and gives it to the dogs on the sly. This is also complicated by the fact that when the dogs do not pull the sled fast enough, Hal beats them severely, further sapping their strength. Arguments among the three people occur constantly; not only "did they not know how to work the dogs, they did not know how to work themselves." When Hal, taking stock of the food supply, discovers that the food is half gone and that they have traversed only one-fourth of the way, he cuts down on the dogs' rations so...
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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