After Buck earned $1600, he made it possible for Thornton to pay debts and journey to the Lost Mine which had many men who never returned. Thornton decided to use his luck to get gold, but little did he know that he'll be the next victim.
Buck often came by the fire and daydream about a hairy man.
One night Buck heard a howl and followed it. He saw a timber wolf. The timber wolf fled but he followed it. Soon he and the timber wolf became friends and ran side by side in the sombre twilight until he remembered Thornton and went back.
Buck stalked his prey, keeping it from eating or drinking. Once it grew weak, he attacked them. He then slept and remember John. He later went back to the camp..
Buck returned to the camp, only to find that everyone including John Thornton were killed by Yeehats. Buck, who was angered tracked them down and killed some of them, making the story of the Evil Spirit. Buck finds a pack of timber wolves. He defeats the leader and becomes the new leader. He also reunites with his timber wolf friend.
"The Call of the Wild" Tone: Dark Mood: Suspenseful Theme: Follow your heart