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Jack Londons thrilling epic tale of adventure and bravery through the eyes of a part St Bernard part German Shepherd named Buck Our story opens with the author describing the lifestyle of this pampered dog on the premises of his masters home Judge Miller in the Santa Clara valley John London describes a particular gold rush that transpired in 1897 and it was named the Klondike gold rush Very early in the story line Buck is kidnapped by Manuel one of the gardeners helpers whos major weakness was gambling Buck was sold to two men named Francois and Perrault Buck was shipped to Alaska to serve as a sled dog during the Klondike gold rush One of my favorite lines in the book is where John London writes Bucks first day ashore was like a nightmare Every hour was filled with shock and surprise Page 12 You can see that he is trying to convey how different his new life is now Buck was placed among a pack of savage husky wolf-like dogs Billie Joe Sol-leks Dave Spitz and Curly are just to name a few After Buck had completed his wearisome labor his body had become feeble and weak Injuries also added to this dilemma later on The other savage animals that Buck is placed with live by only one rule the law of club and fang Buck is placed in several predicaments where he must defend himself against the other savage animals and he is disciplined for it Buck loved his master John Thorton who saved Bucks life from Hal Bucks master prior to this event Following his departure Buck finds himself in the wild trusting and depending on his primal instincts Learning how to pursue his food is but one of the many milestones in the book that Buck must overcome Jack London describes how Buck hunted down a rabbit for food Buck encountered many hazardous situations including almost
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