White Fang is born in the hollowed-out cave on the banks of the river.
He grows up, exploring the wilderness around him and getting into all kinds of trouble. Mom invariably bails him out.
The other members of his litter die off in a famine, but he survives. Because he's just a little tough guy.
He runs into five Native Americans, who take him and his mother back to their camp. One man, Grey Beaver, recognizes his mother as a half-tame wolf-dog who ran off a while ago
He grows up in the village, being tormented by the other dogs (especially one evil jerk named Lip-lip).
He becomes a sled dog under Grey Beaver, but hates the other dogs and isn't treated too well by the humans either.
Grey Beaver takes White Fang on a trip to Fort Yukon. There, he makes a sport out of ambushing and killing white men's dogs.
The not-at-all-beautiful Beauty Smith buys White Fang for a bunch of booze. He whips him and beats him until White Fang hates everything, then turns him loose on the dog-fighting circuit.
White Fang does well. Really well. Killing-a-whole-lot-of-dogs well. Pretty soon, no one wants to fight him
Finally, a challenger emerges: a bulldog named Cherokee who fights an epic battle with White Fang.
The fight ends with the bulldog chomping down on White Fang's throat. Beauty, buttface that he is, starts beating White Fang over all the money he's losing.
Weedon Scott emerges from the crowd, beats Beauty silly, and pries the bulldog's jaws off of White Fang.
White Fang grows strong under Scott's mastery, and even starts to love his master.
Scott leaves for California, but White Fang won't get left behind: busting through a window to get to him. If you've ever left a dog behind when you go to work or school, you know exactly what this is like.
Scott relents and White Fang travels with him to California.
They settle at Scott's family estate, where White Fang learns important lessons about not eating chickens.
A sheep dog, Collie, hates him. Then loves him. Then mates with him eventually.
White Fang saves Scott in true Lassie fashion by running for help after Scott falls off his horse.
An escaped convict comes to the home to kill Scott's father. White Fang ninjas out on him and kills him dead, but gets shot for his troubles.
It takes a long time, but White Fang finally heals, because he's just too all-fired stubborn to die.
They finally take his bandages off and he staggers outside to meet his puppies, dozing in the sun while they pull on his ears. Like a Hallmark card, only with a killer wolf in the middle.