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The Call of the Wild by Jack London
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Mar 13, 12

Read on March 13, 2012

The story takes place in the extreme conditions of the Yukon during the 19th-century Klondike Gold Rush where strong sled dogs were in high demand. After Buck, a domesticated dog, is snatched from a pastoral ranch in California, he is sold into a brutal life as a sled dog. The novella details Buck's struggle to adjust and survive the cruel treatment he receives from humans, other dogs, and nature. He eventually sheds the veneer of civilization altogether and instead relies on primordial instincts and the lessons he has learned to become a respected and feared leader in the wild.

lives a comfortable life in California's Santa Clara Valley as the pampered pet of Judge Miller. One day, Manuel, the Judge's gardener's assistant, steals Buck and sells him in order to pay a gambling debt. Buck is shipped to Seattle, during which he is harassed in his crate and given nothing to eat or drink. When he is finally released from the crate, he confronts and is beaten by the "man in the red sweater", learning respect for the club. Buck is bought by a pair of French-Canadians named François and Perrault, who think he is one in a thousand. They take him to Alaska and train him as a sled dog where he quickly learns how to survive the cold winter nights and the pack society by observing his teammates. He and the vicious, quarrelsome lead dog, Spitz, develop a rivalry. Buck eventually bests Spitz in a major fight, and after Spitz is defeated, the other dogs close in, killing him. Buck then becomes the leader of the team.

I that i would do the same things, i have never done any thing like jack lodon has done, I liked this book so much i might read it again, I like the first chapter, I would recommend this book to people who like adventres.
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