The Call of the Wild - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 7 Summary

Buck's successful hauling of the 1,000-pound sled earns $1600 for John Thornton in just a few minutes. The money allows Thornton and his partners to pay their debts and to begin a journey to a lost mine thought to be somewhere in the East. Many men had looked for the mine but few had discovered it. The mine was the stuff of legend and mystery, and no living man had been able to find it and take its treasure.

John Thornton, Pete, Hans, and Buck and six other dogs pack up and travel eastward on an unknown trail. Thornton is not afraid to go into uncharted country. All he needs is a rifle and some salt, and he can live off the land as he travels. He is in no hurry, and he can afford to hunt for his food.

Buck loves this way of living. He likes...

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