Once, when Buck forgetfully approaches Sol-leks from the blind side, Sol-leks hurls himself upon Buck and slashes Buck's shoulder to the bone. Forever afterward, Buck avoids Sol-lek's blind side. Thus, continually, Buck learns an entirely new way of living and existing. Yet he and Sol-leks are not enemies because of the episode mentioned above, and until the death of Sol-leks, he and Buck are good friends.Buck's next learning experience involves the three new dogs that Perrault acquires. Two of these dogs, Billee and Joe, are huskies and brothers, but they are quite different in temperament. The third dog, however, Sol-leks (meaning "the angry one"), is blind in one eye, and he does not like to be approached on his blind sideBuck's next lesson in adapting to his new life involves finding a warm place to sleep. He sees lights
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