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The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild


by Jack London

Mercedes Timeline and Summary

  • Mercedes, who is Charles’ wife and Hal’s sister, insists on bringing everything along on the sled.
  • She feels sorry for the dogs when the men try to whip them.
  • Mercedes gets upset when she is forced to throw out many of her possessions to lighten the load on the sled.
  • She insists on riding on the sled; when the men take her off it forcibly, she sits down and refuses to move.
  • Mercedes dies with her husband, brother, and the remaining dog team when the bottom drops out of the trail.