"Starving huskies, who had scented the camp from a village, had crept in while Buck and Spitz were fighting. When the men approached them with clubs, they showed their teeth and fought back. They were crazed by the smell of the food." ( p. 27 )
"As the dogs gathered togteher, there was not one who was not wounded in four or five places. Dub was injured in the hind leg. Dolly had a badly torn throat, and Joe lost a eye. Billee had a chewed ear." ( p. 28 )
"What if madness breaks out"
Francois and Perrault were scared that the wolfs had gave their sled dogs rabies,and they thought madness was going to break out.
" I can not afford for madness to break out among our dogs"
One morning while they were harnessing up, Dolly went mad. "She announced her condition by a long, heart breaking wolf howl that sent every dog bristling with fear." ( p. 31 )
Dolly sprang straight for Buck. "He had never seen such a dog go mad, nor did he have any reason to fear madness, yet he knew that here was horror, and fled away in a panic." ( p. 31 )
"The dog-driver held the axe poised in his hand, and as Buck shot past him the axe crashed down upon mad Dolly's head." ( p. 31 )