Buck Harness In The Call Of The Wild

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In the novel, The Call of the Wild, we are introduced to a dog named Buck. His entire life changed when he ended up in the Alaska wilderness, and was soon introduced to a new way of life. When this excerpt takes place, Buck has been "fastened with a harness" to "an arrangement of straps and buckles" so he could be trained to pull a dog sled. Buck had never pulled a dog sled before, yet he wisely chose to become a quick learner. Several factors lead to Buck 's success. First, Buck was put into a harness. Upon first seeing the harness, he was reminded of the draught horses back home. He understood that just as they had been used for work on the farm, he was now to be used to haul firewood for the camp. Although it was a shock to him, Buck
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