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The Call of the Wild

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A dog named Buck is stolen and forced to work as an Alaskan sled dog, fighting, stealing, and killing in order to survive.

Gerald Rains

I read most of the books written by Jack London. Call of the Wild, White Fang are my favorites, followed closely by The Sea Wolf. One of his short stories may have saved my life. In it, a man was walking in terribly cold weather and he decided to lie down and rest. They found his body after the spring thaw. One night I worked later than usual on my doctoral thesis. I knew that it would be cold outside but when I turned on my radio, I found that the temperature was -40F and the wind-chill index was -80. I should have called my wife to come pick me up in our car, but I was in such superb condition - I could effortlessly do 50 chin-ups, and 100 push-ups with a fifty pound weight belt around my chest, with the weight on my back. So, overly confident, I mounted my bicycle. When I swung out from the protection of the math building I discovered that the wind was blowing right into my face. After a while it became apparent that I couldn't ride the bike the mile home, so I got off and started walking it. After 2/3 of a mile the thought came into my head that maybe I should lie down and rest. I honestly don't know if I would have if I had not read that short story, but the Jack London short story popped into my head and I slogged on. I couldn't see very well because my breath had formed solid ice on my glasses, but I made it home. My hands were too cold to use my keys so I kicked on the door until my wife opened it for me. She wasn't the most compassionate woman I've known but she was horrified at my condition. She put on her parka and locked my bike chain around a support bowl and hurried back in. I asked her to fill the bathroom sink with lukewarm water, took off my gloves and put my hands in the water. After 20 minutes I was okay and we had dinner. As I said I'm not sure what I might have done had I not read that story by Jack London, but it made me 100% sure of the folly of lying down. Thank you Jack London!


Robert Reed

it was able to keep my interest


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The name of the book is White fang


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