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The Call of the Wild
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The Call of the Wild
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  • Deep in the forest a call was sounding, and as often as he heard this call, mysteriously thrilling and luring, he felt compelled to turn his back upon the fire ... and to plunge into the forest
  • To remedy this, he ate as fast as they; and, so greatly did hunger compel him, he was not above taking what did not belong to him.
  • The two men were compelled to run back to save the grub, upon which the huskies returned to the attack on the team.
  • At their backs rose a perpendicular wall of rock, and Perrault and Francois were compelled to make their fire and spread their sleeping robes on the ice of the lake itself.
  • But a cold snap was on, the thermometer registering fifty below zero, and each time he broke through he was compelled for very life to build a fire and dry his garments.
  • Pike, who pulled at Buck’s heels, and who never put an ounce more of his weight against the breast-band than he was compelled to do, was swiftly and repeatedly shaken for loafing; and ere the first day was done he was pulling more than ever before in his life.

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