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Thornton Timeline and Summary

  • Thornton saves Buck from death by club/starvation/will to die.
  • He gets in a bar fight but is saved by Buck.
  • He almost drowns, but once again, is saved by Buck.
  • Thornton wins a ton of money by betting Buck can pull an enormous load.
  • In an attempt to get rich quickly, Thornton and his friends search for gold and some lost cabin.
  • Thornton et al. are killed by natives.