Next morning - Next morning when Buck awakens he feels the...

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Unformatted text preview: Next morning, when Buck awakens, he feels the weight of the night's snow pressing down upon him, and "a great surge of fear swept through him the fear of the wild thing for the trap." London, quite pointedly, goes on to say that this fear was "a token that [Buck] was harking back through his own life to the lives of his forebears." London writes, "the muscles of [Buck's] whole body contracted spasmodically and instinctively," and bursting out through the layer of snow, he sees the camp spread out before him. That day, Buck has another experience learning to be a sled dog, similar to the incident referred to earlier in these Notes. Buck is now placed between Dave and Sol-leks, who are both experienced dogs and who will teach Buck how to perform. When Buck makes a mistake, both dogs instantly "administer a sound trouncing to him." Buck learns very quickly, and at the end of both dogs instantly "administer a sound trouncing to him....
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