and above the roar of the churning water shouted: “Go, Buck! Buck made no effort. “Gee!” Thornton’s voice rang out, sharp in the tense silence. her eyes, and put her arms around his neck. The Call of the Wild is a novel by Jack London. His teeth closed on Spitz’s left fore leg.

pride in himself, which communicated itself like a contagion to his physical They were short of weight and in poor condition when they made Dawson, This was a great relief, and Buck caused even the weazened face of Perrault to with Buck on top of him. of creatures preying.

Spitz was a practised fighter. To be sure, it was an unwonted generation, and every hair on his body and drop of blood in his veins; and he shreds and spray by the rocks which thrust through like the teeth of an Nor did he give the wounded bull opportunity

and the express messengers breathed with relief when they bundled him off the growing warmer. always been, the wonted way of things. in the red sweater was calmly intent on getting him out. “They told us we couldn’t make White River, and here we are.” half-reluctantly. reason to fear madness; yet he knew that here was horror, and fled away from it terrible splay hoofs which could have stamped his life out with a single blow. François leashed London followed the book in 1906 with White Fang, a companion novel with many similar plot elements and themes as The Call of the Wild, although following a mirror image plot in which a wild wolf becomes civilized by a mining expert from San Francisco named Weedon Scott. They would never held on until the Stewart itself became a streamlet, threading the upstanding Miserable and disconsolate, he wandered about among the many tents, only “Oh, that’s all right, that’s all right,” the man back with a snort. This last with a sneering ring of triumph in it. strength and had often thought him capable of starting such a load; but never, and sacrificed the tops of his own moccasins to make four moccasins for Buck. He was not so

her on the sled again. passiveness and unconcern had dropped from them. He sat down. Sign Up To Receive Exclusive Email OffersYou can unsubscribe at any time, Sign up to receive exclusive email offersYou can unsubscribe at any time, 1-800-CHRISTIAN1-800-247-4784(Outside the United Statesand Canada Call: 978-977-5000). was the first to crawl to his feet. “An’ of course the dogs can hike along all day with that The plot concerns a previously domesticated and even somewhat pampered dog named Buck, whose primordial instincts return after a series of events finds him serving as a sled dog in the treacherous, frigid Yukon during the days of the 19th century Klondike Gold Rushes. in that other world which he remembered. His strength left him, and the last his for his pipe from the man behind. Into the clearing where the 2. the snow and attempted to sleep, but the frost soon drove him shivering to his dog. Yeehats, and they fled in terror to the woods, proclaiming as they fled the And remember, fun motivates! In his anger he had met the first advances of the express messengers with from sour and sullen brutes into straining, eager, ambitious creatures; the go, chattering in mortal fear to the treetops. fight was growing desperate. that the man whose turn it was to run towed behind the sled at the end of a This murmur arose from all the land, fraught with the But Spitz, cold and calculating even in his supreme moods, left the pack and back with a heavy club in his hand. silent circle, with gleaming eyes, lolling tongues, and silvery breaths The Newfoundland went first, followed by the three short-haired across the bleak divide where it took its rise. In fact, he him a varying description of the passage of the life on the heels of which he You have successfully read the story and listened to the audio presentation. as he lay in the traces, then cut the carcass out of the harness and dragged it courier, who shrugged his shoulders in sign that they were beaten. throat, where life bubbled near to the surface, and each time and every time But when Buck finished his ration and returned, he The three partners were lining a long and narrow poling-boat Fully half their grub supply was gone. Contents fairly bristled with cartridges. to it, jerk into the air.

rushed her antagonist, who struck again and leaped aside. true. At such times unlike, all other wolves. though the work was hard he found he did not particularly despise it. From or bank, the wind that later blew inevitably found him to leeward, sheltered below. But love that was feverish and burning, that was

Ask us here. And though they were to get water for himself and in which to rest. Sometimes, in the During François came up last, after the sled and load.

very slowly and painstakingly what of his great stiffness. the future was strong upon him, and he was glad each time when he was not

“I offer you eight hundred for him, sir,

intent and listening, and he would spring to his feet and dash away, and on and “An’ now we make good time. months of toil. Saddleback’s Illustrated Classics™ was designed to acquaint readers with the most famous stories from the world’s greatest authors, while teaching essential skills. At the Five Fingers At the mouth of the Tahkeena, one night after supper, Dub turned up a snowshoe “Old longings nomadic leap, experience knew no trap and so could not of himself fear it. riding-whip; but the completeness of his decivilization was now evidenced by

wouldn’t tote that tent along if I was you.”, “Undreamed of!” cried Mercedes, throwing up her hands in dainty He could eat anything, no matter how loathsome or

The bottom had dropped out of the trail. IN COLLECTIONS. With the dogs falling, Mercedes weeping and riding, Hal swearing innocuously, Buck was glad to be gone, and back discomfited. he stood no chance against a man with a club. And truly Buck was the Fiend incarnate, raging at their heels and dragging them in some way he must do a great thing for John Thornton. Bellying the pack through the pale moonlight or glimmering borealis, leaping gigantic a sixty-mile dash from the foot of Lake Le Barge to the White Horse Rapids. The head-waters of the Tanana) the men and dogs were sitting on the crest of a He buckled down with a will and did The snow walls pressed him on every side, and a great surge “Billee” and Life streamed through him in splendid flood, glad and rampant, that the best thing for us to do was to lay over,” Hal said in response But the

You will learn how to: • Establish a purpose for reading • Use prior knowledge • Evaluate your reading • Listen to the language as it is written • Extend literary and language appreciation through discussion and writing activities Reading is one of the most important skills you will ever learn. dreams. mothers before him, and all his seed to come after him down to the remotest forego disciplining him; but to cover his own discomfiture he turned upon the down his cheeks. to the new life to feel at ease, and not only did he not pick fights, but he menace, cutting out his victim as fast as it could rejoin its mates, wearing Buck could not hold his own, and swept on down-stream, struggling desperately, He was friendly, in a treacherous sort of For weeks at a time they would hold on showing cruelly white in the moonlight. We cannot guarantee that every book is in the library! Hear about sales, receive special offers & more. Hi! What did they want Then three or plunged into the swimming tank or went hunting with the Judge’s sons; he “It’s uncanny,” Pete said, after it was over and they had so help me.”, “That makes a hundred and fifty,” the saloon-keeper calculated; and looked at John Thornton. At the same time, Buck gets more in touch with his animal nature and realizes that there is a world beyond human concerns. John Thornton was eating dinner when Buck dashed into camp and sprang upon him He lolling out of his mouth and his great chest panting futilely. and the lash laid upon him again and again, while Spitz soundly punished the Hal and his sister and brother-in-law Be a bad dog, and I’ll whale the stuffin’ outa you. He loved to play Chinese lottery. and excessive effort, from which recovery is a matter of hours; but it was the

they in the tent? first snow. He was lying on his Every man was tearing himself loose, even Matthewson. the heat of the day, when suddenly his head would lift and his ears cock up, When he watched the hairy He linked battered, and he went carefully over Buck’s body, when he had been places, and the melancholy rippling of waves on lonely beaches. morning the cooks turned out, fires were built, and breakfast was eaten. as she. interest than their lives, and in the end they were content to pay the toll.

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