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Unformatted text preview: 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 only by that name; he is the driver of the mail team over the trail to Dawson. Once again, Buck and his mates set out on the weary and monotonous trail to Dawson. We are told that Buck enjoyed lying near the campfire, at which time he would dream of his old life in the Santa Clara Valley, but — and this is an important point — "he was not homesick." The Sunland was very "dim and distant," and such old memories have no power over him any more. At other times, he ponders the "half-breed cook" who also sits near the campfire. In London's description of the "half-breed cook," it is clear that cook" who also sits near the campfire....
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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
- The Call of the Wild, Buck, Dave, Scotch halfbreed