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.