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Hey guys if you could read this really short summary of call of the wild – http://www.shmoop.com/call-of-the-wild/summary.html

 

and read these passages

 

“And not only did he (Buck) learn by experience, but instincts long dead became alive again.  The domesticated generations fell from him.  In vague ways he remembered back to the youth of the breed, to the time where wild dogs ranged in packs through the primeval forest, and killed their meat as they ran it down.  It was no task for him to learn to fight with cut and slash and the quick wolf snap.  In this manner had fought forgotten ancestors.  They quickened the old life within him, and the old tricks they had stamped into the heredity of their breed were his tricks.  They came to him without effort or discovery, as though they has been in him always.  And when, on still cold nights, he pointed his nose at a star and howled long and wolflike, it was his ancestors, dead and dust, pointing nose at star and howling down through the centuries and through him.  And his cadences were their cadences, the cadences that voiced their woe and what to them was the meaning of the stillness, the cold, and the dark.”

“He (Buck) stood up, listening and scenting.  From far away drifted a faint, sharp yelp, followed by a chorus of similar sharp yelps.  As the moments passed the yelps grew closer and louder.  Again Buck knew them as things heard in that other world which persisted in his memory.  He walked to the center of the open space and listened.  It was the call, the many-noted call, sounding more luringly and compelling than ever before.  And as never before, he was ready to obey.  John Thornton was dead.  The last tie was broken.  Man and the claims of man now longer bound him”

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