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Unformatted text preview: London's purpose in having Buck kill the wolverines and his stalking and killing the moose is to let the reader know that Buck has now totally mastered the ways of the wilderness; from now on, Buck will be able to survive in the wild without any help from human beings. Returning to camp, Buck discovers a fresh trail which creates suspicion in him. Thus, he approaches the camp with a great deal of caution; there, he finds Nig, one of Thornton's dogs, lying dead from an arrow's poisoning. Farther on, Buck finds another of Thornton's dogs dead. Creeping cautiously on his belly, Buck finds the camp in shambles, and for the last time in his life he allows passion to usurp cunning and reason" all because of his great love for John Thornton. Suddenly, he sees the reason for the bloody chaos: the Yeehats, a band of ferocious Indians. Without caution, he begins to reason for the bloody chaos: the Yeehats, a band of ferocious Indians....
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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