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The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild


by Jack London

Dave (a dog) Timeline and Summary

  • Dave is another dog that François and Perrault take to Alaska.
  • He becomes an asset to the team, pulling behind Buck, closest to the sled.
  • He becomes a teacher to Buck.
  • Something goes wrong with Dave, but it is not anything physical the men can find.
  • Dave gets sicker and sicker, but refuses to leave his spot in the traces.
  • He insists on dying while pulling the sled, too proud to let any other dog do his share.
  • Dave dies by a bullet, in order to end his suffering.