Later on - Lateron,inCircleCity, Thornton."Black""tenderfoot"inabar(.WhenJohnThornton triestoprevent

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Later on, in Circle City, Buck has yet another opportunity to demonstrate his devotion to John  Thornton. An evil-tempered and malicious man named "Black" Burton is bullying a young  "tenderfoot" in a bar (a tenderfoot is an inexperienced person in the frontier). When John Thornton  tries to prevent a nasty fight, Burton strikes Thornton solidly and sends him sprawling. Immediately,  Buck attacks the man, and even though Burton is able to protect himself from two different lunges by  the dog, Buck is finally able to tear open the man's throat. A meeting is immediately called, and it is  decided that Buck had sufficient provocation for defending his master against violence. Later on that  year, Buck again proves his worth by again saving Thornton's life. While attempting to maneuver  some dangerous rapids, Thornton's boat overturns, flinging him into the cold, swirling water, which,  in turn, sweeps him into the midst of such wild rapids that not even a strong swimmer could survive.  Buck does not hesitate to act; he swims out to Thornton, who knows that they are not strong enough  to conquer the turbulent rapids. Thus he orders Buck back to the shore, and even though Buck hates 
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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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Later on - Lateron,inCircleCity, Thornton."Black""tenderfoot"inabar(.WhenJohnThornton triestoprevent

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