"Charles was a middle-aged, lightish-colored man,with weak and watery eyes and a mustache that twisted fiercely and vigorously up. Hal was a youngster of nineteen or twenty, with a big Colt's revolver and a hunting-knife. Mercedes the men called her. She was Charle's wife and Hal's sister-a nice family party."
"Then, on the morning of the fourth day two men from the United States came along and bought them, harness and all, for a song. Buck watched apprehensively as they proceeded to take down the tent and load the sled."
"However in world could I manage without a tent? It's springtime, and you won't get any more cold weather, the man replied." Now this plays a huge part in this storyboard because they take things they just don't need.
"They told we couldn't make White river, and here we are. And they told you true, John Thornton answered. The bottom's likely to drop out at any moment. Only fools, with the blind luck of fools, could have made it. I tell you straight, I wouldn't risk my carcass on that ice for all the gold in Alaska."
"If you strike that dog again I'll kill you, he at last managed to say in a choking voice. Suddenly, they saw its back end drop, as into a rut, and the gee-pole, with Hal clinging to it, jerk into the air. Mercede's scream came to their ears. They saw Charles turn and make one step to run back,and then a whole section of ice give way and the dogs humans disappear."
"John Thornton and Buck looked at each other. You poor devil, said John Thornton and Buck licked his hand."