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Quote #10

Buck staggered over against the sled, exhausted, sobbing for breath, helpless. This was Spitz's opportunity. He sprang upon Buck, and twice his teeth sank into his unresisting foe and ripped and tore the flesh to the bone. (3.19)

The intensity of Spitz and Buck’s rivalry is made evident by the graphic violence of their fights.

Quote #11

He was ranging at the head of the pack, running the wild thing down, the living meat, to kill with his own teeth and wash his muzzle to the eyes in warm blood. (3.33)

Violence brings out Buck’s primitive nature.

Quote #12

His teeth closed on Spitz's left fore leg. There was a crunch of breaking bone, and the white dog faced him on three legs. (3.41)

Buck can be equally as destructive as his counterparts.

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