Buck wants to become the lead dog but the men don’t think he is ready.They laughed and cursed him and said no. But eventually the men comply and Buck becomes the lead dog. And Buck also makes the dogs pulled harder and stronger.
Buck and the team go to Skaguay and they we very happy to rest. They were very excited to be there, also because they made such great time to arrive at Skaguay, they celebrated.
Buck is sold to a Scotch-half breed in Skaguay. Francois hugs him because he cares for Buck, and then Buck and the team are sold.
As Buck is lying by the fire, he dreams that he sees a small hairy man. He sees that the man is scared and is very primitive looking.
The dogs are very tired and irritated. They just want to rest and take a break to gain energy to run more, longer, and faster. Buck is tired but he tries hard to keep the dogs working and discipline.
Dave gets weak and sick so he is replaced by Sol-leks but Dave has the pride of trace and trail and doesn't want to stop running so he tries to get back in his place and the Scotch-half breed has to shoot him.