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Unformatted text preview: In the meantime, the sled dogs have burst from their nests in order to protect their food. Then, however, all of the team dogs are attacked by the wild dogs and even the team dogs revert to primitive behavior. London tells us that they "fought the wild dogs with a fierceness." Buck is especially excited by the taste of blood after he sinks his teeth into one of the wild dogs. The taste of blood goads him to "greater fierceness." The sled team dogs eventually escape to the wilderness, but are seriously wounded. Some lose an eye, some lose an ear, and all have gaping wounds; eventually, though, they return to the camp site and find that Franois and Perrault have driven the wild dogs away. Half of the food supply, however, is gone. This key incident shows the wild, untamed fury of the starving animals who contain a fury which indicates the instinctual desire for survival. fury of the starving animals who contain a fury which indicates the instinctual desire for survival....
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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.
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