Who Should Read “The Call of the Wild”? Jack London Biography. However, this man in the red sweater isn’t Judge Miller, so he teaches Buck the “law of the club,” hitting the dog until Buck backs off. The call of the wild. Oxford Bookworms Library. Stage 3. Jack London. «The call of the wild». 1. To the north. Buck did not read the newspapers. He did not know. Chapter-indexed Hypertext and eBooks for The Call of the Wild by Jack London.
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While journeying, they happen upon a man named John Thornton, who is everything they are not: skilled and smart. He warns the trio of the danger they are facing if they continue ahead to the river. However, Charles, Hal, and Mercedes are not really interested in heeding his advice, so they try marching on.
However, Buck — sensing the danger ahead — refuses to move on and lies still in the snow. Hal beats Buck, but, as he watches the scene disgusted, Thornton realizes how an extraordinary dog Buck is.
So, he hits Hal with the butt of his ax and releases Buck, telling the trio he intends to keep him. Thornton takes care of Buck, nursing him back to health, and Buck grows fond of his new master. He has an opportunity to prove his devotion very soon, saving Thornton from drowning and attacking a man who tries to start a fight with him in a bar.
After his extraordinary feat of strength and devotion, a man offers him a large sum to download Buck, but Thornton refuses, not wanting to part his ways with his beloved dog. In the meantime, Buck starts exploring the wilderness, and he senses a growing attraction to the wild once he starts socializing with a timber wolf in the vicinity of the campsite Thornton and his friends Pete and Hans are setting.
The story proper opens with Buck, a powerful St. So, Buck is trained to become a sled dog. During the process, Buck also learns the laws of the pack society and develops a winter survival skillset.
He also develops a rivalry with the vicious lead dog of the pack named Spitz. After a while, Buck beats Spitz in a gruesome fight and, once Spitz is finished off by the rest of the dogs, Buck becomes the new leader of the team.
He is also working for the mail service, but, under him, the dogs are tasked with carrying much heavier loads. This takes the toll on a husky named Dave, who becomes sick and is eventually shot. Afterward, Buck and the team change ownership once again, this time falling into the hands of a trio of American gold hunters: Hal, Charles, and Mercedes.
Inept and inexperienced, the three overfeed the dogs when there is an abundance of food which results in starving them afterward when the food eventually runs out. While journeying, they happen upon a man named John Thornton, who is everything they are not: skilled and smart.
He was the best dog now and he didn't want to go back to his couldn't run fast, and the men weren't happy. And it snowed every day, so the sledge old harness. He walked away again. He didn't leave the camp, but Francois couldn't got heavier and heavier. It was the dogs' third trip back to Skaguay. And day after get near him.
After an hour, Francois sat down. He looked at Perrault and smiled. Then he Dave had the biggest problem. Sometimes the sledge stopped suddenly, and looked back at Buck. Dave cried with pain. The men looked at him carefully, but they couldn't find the "OK Buck, you win! Something was wrong inside Dave, but they couldn't help him. Buck laughed and walked to the sledge. Francois put him in his new harness. After three days, Dave was very weak, and he fell to the ground in his harness "Mush!
Francois watched many times. The Scottish man stopped the sledge and took him out of his harness. Buck carefully. But he was He wanted to give Dave a rest, but this made the dog angry. Dave was in a lot of wrong. It was his work, and Dave hated to see another dog in his After some kilometers, Francois thought, "Wow! Buck is better than Spitz! The sledge started to move again, and Dave ran next to the other dogs.
He's faster, stronger, and more intelligent than Spitz. Spitz was the best dog, but now Running was very difficult in the thick snow. He cried and barked with pain. Buck is better! He howled sadly, and Buck quickly stopped the fighting between the other dogs. He was the new boss now, and the other dogs were afraid of him. They The dogs had to have a short rest, so the men stopped. They watched Dave. Francois and Perrault were surprised and He walked slowly and carefully to the sledge.
He stopped next to Sol-leks and didn't very happy. Sledge dogs love a thousand dollars for him! And when they can't pull the sledge, they don't want to live. Perrault was very happy with Buck's work, too. The Scottish man listened and then said, "I think Dave is going to die. But he Perrault was also very happy with this trip.
The ice was hard, and there was no can die in his harness. Then he'll die happy. It wasn't too cold. Every day, for fourteen days, they ran 20 kilometers. So the men put Dave back into his harness, and the sledge started again. Dave And at the end of the second week, they could see Skaguay. He fell many times, and one But when they arrived at Skaguay, Francois and Perrault's plans changed. But he stayed in his harness and night came.
The They had to leave Skaguay and the Yukon. Dave fell down in the snow next to the sledge. They had to sell the dogs quickly. Francois put his arms around Buck's neck They gave the dogs their fish, but Dave couldn't eat.
He tried to go to his harness, but he Some men came and watched Hal. The men waited for a short time, but then they had to leave. They want a rest," said one man. The sledge moved away from the camp and Dave howled sadly. The sledge went behind some trees, and the Scottish man stopped the dogs.
He was a good dog. The dogs want to work hard, so don't hit them. Help them, and He walked back to Dave, and the other men stopped talking. Then they heard your sledge will move. The Scottish man came back quickly and shouted, "Mush! So he broke sledge moved away fast.
But Buck knew, and every other dog knew. They the ice, and the sledge slowly moved down the street. But the road suddenly, turned understood the sound of the gun. And now Dave had no more pain. Bags and boxes went everywhere. Then the harnesses broke from the sledge, and the dogs ran away.
They found their things and brought the dogs back. The Canadian Mail sledge, with Buck and the other dogs, arrived in Skaguay. One man said, "You'll have to download more dogs. Your sledge is very heavy. Buck was very thin.
The dogs' feet had cuts on them So Charles bought more dogs, and now they had fourteen animals. They and they couldn't run. After thirty days without a rest, they were very weak.
Now we'll have a long The heavy sledge moved slowly down the street. The dogs worked as hard as resta very long rest. But there were letters in Skaguay for the men in the North, and the mail sledge The trip back to Dawson was very bad. Hal, Charles, and Mercedes fought had to leave again. The dogs only had a three-day rest. They were tired and weak, every day.
They didn't have any plans and they didn't know about this cold country. The men had to download new, strong dogs, They started late in the morning and finished early in the afternoon. So they didn't go so the Scottish man sold Buck and the other dogs. He didn't ask for a lot of money many kilometers in a day. They hated the cold, the snow, and the Yukon.
They also didn't know about dogs, so they didn't bring much food for them. The dogs began to die because they were tired, weak, and very hungry. In one week, Two American men, Charles and Hal, bought the tired dogs and their six dogs died, and the other dogs were almost dead.
Charles was forty-five years old and he had weak, watery eyes. Hal was a It was beautiful spring weather. The sun came up early and went down late younger man of about twenty.
He wasn't a kind man. He always carried a gun and a every day. The birds sang, and the trees were green again. The ice on the river big knife with him. The two men looked strange in the North, and they didn't started to break.
But through these wonderful days, with new life everywhere, the understand life there. They didn't enjoy the spring.
They Hal and Charles took Buck and the other dogs to their new camp. Buck saw a thought only of the hard work and the pain. Hal put the dogs into their harnesses and the dogs waited.
The men put a lot of bags and boxes onto the sledge, Buck and the other dogs had no life in them when they arrived, one evening, and it got heavier and heavier. When the sledge stopped, every dog fell down in the snow. A man walked past and looked at their sledge. They looked dead. Do "What's the best way to Dawson? They're "Of coursenow go away!
I know they won't listen to me. But I want to help those dogs. The dogs jumped and tried to move the sledge. Don't But it was too heavy and they couldn't move it. You aren't pulling hard! Hal started to hit the weak dogs with his club.
You're wrongthe ice is thick. We're going to finish our trip. We will get to 6 Dawson," Hal answered. They were good friends and they played games Thornton didn't stop them.
They didn't want to hear his words. They didn't every day. And Buck slowly learned a new lesson. He learned about love. For the first Hal shouted to his dogs, "Get up, you stupid animals! Get up, Buck! This wonderful man took him But Buck didn't get up.
So Hal took his club and hit him hard. Buck stayed on away from Hal, and he helped him. He was kind and friendly, and he never hit him. Hal hit him again and again. Buck didn't want to get up. Thornton's dogs were his children and he talked to them every day. Buck loved On this trip the ice felt dangerous under his feet. It felt different, and many Thornton's talks with him.
He barked at him. He was very, very tired and he couldn't get up. He could hear the club, Buck's love for Thornton got stronger and stronger. He loved Thornton more but now he couldn't feel it. Suddenly, Thornton attacked Hal. Hal fell to the ground. Thornton stood over Buck and said angrily, "You hit that dog again, and I'll kill you!
We're going In the beginning, Buck didn't like these strange men, but then he saw to Dawson and you aren't going to stop us! Thornton stood between Hal and Buck. He didn't move. Then Hal took out his So Buck walked to them when they called him.
And he didn't bark angrily at long knife. But Thornton quickly hit Hal on the hand and the knife fell to the ground. But Buck's love was only for Thornton, and Hans and Pete could see this. Thornton hit Hal again. Then he took the knife and quickly cut Buck's harness.
One day, the two men watched Thornton and Buck. Hal couldn't fight Thornton. He was tired, and Buck was almost dead.
He "Buck really loves Thornton," Pete said. You know the men didn't want him now. Sometimes they get angry easily and some men like to fight. And when Minutes later, the heavy sledge, with five tired dogs, Hal, Charles and somebody hurts Thornton, Buck will go crazy.
Buck watched them, and Thornton sat down next "Yes," answered Hans. He felt Buck's legs and his back. He was a The sledge moved slowly across the river. Suddenly, the thin ice broke and large, angry man.
Barton wanted to fight with somebody, so he started to speak the sledge fell into the cold water. The dogs barked and Mercedes shouted.
Then the angrily to a smaller man. The man was afraid. Buck never saw them again. Thornton watched the two men. I'll have to do something. The people in the bar heard a loud angry bark. Then a large dog quickly John Thornton had bad feet from an accident in the winter before Buck came. Barton put up his arm and Buck attacked it. Buck and So his friends made a camp for him, and they left him by the river.
Barton fell to the floor. Buck was on top of the man. He was very angry, and he "We're going to Dawson. But we'll be back for you when the weather's attacked Barton again. This time, he hurt his neck very badly and Barton shouted warmer. Have a long rest here and get better," they said. Then some men pulled Buck off Barton and they took the dog outside.
In the camp, Buck sat and watched the river. He listened to the songs of the A doctor came and looked at Barton's neck. They all got strongerBuck, "He's got a very bad cut, but he's going to live," he said.
He almost killed that man! We'll friends. Skeet was a small, friendly dog, and she was a little doctor to Buck. Every have to kill him. Nig was a very large, "No, we can't do that! He's a good dog, and he helped his friend. We'll stay So nobody was angry with Buck. But other people in Alaska heard about this here. And when Buck's well, we'll take the boat down the river again. After many weeks, Buck got better and they all went down the river to Dawson.
At the end of the next summer, Buck showed his love for Thornton again. Hans, Pete, and Thornton wanted to take their boat down a fast river.
Buck didn't like this river, and Hans, Pete, and Thornton were in a bar, one afternoon, with other men. Suddenly, one man said, "I have a very strong dog. I think he can pull a sledge Suddenly, the boat moved very quickly through the water and it hit a rock. He quickly went under Another man, Matthewson, said, "Ha! That's nothing. My dog can pull a the fast water, and the river carried him away.
When he came near, "Now that's nothing," said Thornton. Then Buck tried to swim to Hans and hundred and fifty kilos of sugar on it! They could pull Thornton out. But the water was very fast, and it pushed "And walk a hundred meters with it? Thornton and Buck quickly down the river.
He caught a "Let's see this, and I'll give you a thousand dollars. Or you have to give me a large rock and pushed Buck away.
You have to get out of the river! He put a; large bag of gold on the table. Buck didn't want to leave his friend, but he slowly swam to Hans and Pete. I have a sledge outside, now, and it has four hundred and fifty kilos The two men pulled the wet dog out of the river. They had to help Thornton of sugar on it.
Nobody spoke, and Thornton's face went very red. Then they put a rope around Buck and he quickly jumped into the cold water "Oh no! But the water was too strong and it carried Buck past Thornton.
Hans and He looked at the faces around him. And then he saw an old friend, Jim Pete had to pull Buck out of the river again fast, before he hit the dangerous rocks. When they got Buck out of the water, he looked dead. There was a lot of water in his "Can you give me a thousand dollars? Hans and Pete hit the water out of him, but he couldn't see very "Yes, of course," answered his good friend. Everybody walked quickly out of the bar. They were excited. They talked "Help, help! I'm going down," shouted Thornton.
Buck heard his friend's cry and jumped up. He felt very bad, but he had to Thornton brought Buck to Matthewson's sledge, and put on his harness. Buck help Thornton.
Hans, Pete, and Buck quickly ran back to the place above Thornton. He was young and strong. Thornton sat down next to Buck and put They put the rope around Buck's neck again, and he jumped in. Then he put his hands on Buck's face and looked into his The water was very strong and very cold, but Buck didn't stop.
Buck swam to eyes. Thornton, and Thornton caught him around his neck. Hans and Pete pulled the rope "Do this for my love, Buck. Do this for me," he said quietly. But they went Then Thornton stood up and walked away from his dog. Then, suddenly, they were on the ground next to the river. They looked dead Buck jumped up and pulled hard, but it was a very difficult job. Buck pulled and they had a lot of cuts on them. Buck couldn't move and he couldn't open his and pulled.
Nobody spoke. Slowly, the sledge began to move. It moved one eyes. And then it started to move across the snow. When Thornton woke up, he wanted to see Buck. He sat up and saw his Thornton walked behind the sledge and shouted, "That's it, Buck.