The Call of the Wild
Respect and Reputation Quotes Page 1
How we cite our quotes:
But Buck was neither house-dog nor kennel-dog. The whole realm was his. (1.4)
When the story begins, Buck’s value is that of a king or ruler.
"That makes a hundred and fifty," the saloon-keeper calculated; "and he's worth it, or I'm a squarehead." (1.18)
From the outset, Buck is judged based on his monetary worth.
"Sacredam!" he cried, when his eyes lit upon Buck. "Dat one dam bully dog! Eh? How moch?"
"Three hundred, and a present at that," was the prompt reply of the man in the red sweater. (1.43, 1.44)
Buck’s value begins to increase when he starts to learn from his environment.