This shows Buck adapting because, he learned earlier that if you go down you don't get back up. When he fought with Spitz he made sure he didn't fall down and he kept up even though he was extremely tired. Page 39, paragraph 4, simply states, " The fight was growing desperate. And all the while the silent and wolfish circle waited to finish off whichever dog went down."
This shows Buck adapting to his environment because, he's getting used to running a lot every day and is the lead dog. Page 45, paragraph 1 says, " It was a record run. Each day for fourteen days they had averaged 40 miles."
Buck and his new pack
Mercedes packed a lot of things on the sled. You have to make sure that you don't pack to much because dogs have to pull it but she wasn't thinking about that. She obviously has no idea what she is doing what so ever and wasn't adapting to it because when she had to get rid of it she cried. Page 55 paragraph 10 says, " The dogs sprang against the breastbands, strained hard for a few moments, then relaxed. They were unable to move the sled."
Buck stealing dogs food
Poor Curly was killed by a pack of wild dogs. Thsi shows that Curly was not adapting well because he should have known once you go down you don't come back up. Page 14 paragraph 2 says, " There was no warning , only a leap like a flash, a metallic clip of teeth, a leap out equally swift, and Curly's face was ripped open from eye to jaw."
This shows Buck getting used to his life because he has now became wild and was accepted into the pack. Page 104 paragraph 1 says, '' This over, he came out of his angle and the pack crowded around him, sniffing in half-friendly, half-savage manner. The leaders lifted the yelp of the pack and sprang into the woods. The wolves swung in behind. yelping in chorus. And Buck ran with them, side by side with the wild brother, yelping as he ran."
Buck started stealing other dogs food because he was very hungry. He noticed if he ate faster he could go eat other dogs food. Page 21 and 22 state, " While Buck was fighting off two or three, it was disappearing down the throats of the others.