The long, hard day was almost over but the family was determined to get to their next marking point. The dogs were closely in front of the horrrible family. As the family would have to stop for Mersades.
The dogs were so tired and could not take a break without one of the members of the family getting mad and beating them. When Mercades had needed to take breaks so often.
Don't worry Buck, I will take care of you. I know how to survive here, I will protect you.
Help me fish Buck! Together we can have supper for tommorow!
Mersades finllly gave up. So the crew left her behind and said they would come back for her later.
Hal and Charles had hurt Buck, they tortured him with the law of the club, John felt bad for the poor dog and could not bear seeing it happen to Buck.
Buck survived the part of the journey that the family and other dogs had not. Buck was wise enough to not listen to the family and was strong enogh to survive. John Throton was there to protect Buck now.
John and Buck were meant to be together and made a good team to help each other survive. They were fit to survive with their skills. They knew what the challenges were, but they could face them.