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By H. Rider Haggard

The nature Allan Quatermain is the hero of H. Rider Haggard's 1885 novel King Solomon's Mines. during this event novel named after him, Quatermain longs for a go back to the barren region after wasting his son. He talks a few partners into becoming a member of him and so they trip inland from Africa's east coast, the place they're attacked via Masai warriors.

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Curly was the victim. They were camped near the log store, where she, in her friendly way, made advances to a husky dog the size of a full-grown wolf, though not half so large as she. There was no warning, only a leap in like a flash, a metallic clip of teeth, a leap out equally swift, and Curly舗s face was ripped open from eye to jaw. It was the wolf manner of fighting, to strike and leap away; but there was more to it than this. Thirty or forty huskies ran to the spot and surrounded the combatants in an intent and silent circle.

London saw in the relationship between a man and a dog a sentiment so raw and so powerful that it can arrest an animal舗s irresistible call to roam the trackless wilds or draw that wild animal away from freedom and into bondage. The intense love exhibited between the human and the dog in these texts is both positive and affirming and dangerous and destabilizing. On the one hand, this love confirms the greater connection between the two animals; it reiterates the initial connection that drew the wolf into the human home in the first place.

It is an 舠earlier舡 setting, a place where the 舠social instincts舡 and the 舠moral sense舡 are not yet well developed. Simply put, the Klondike exhibits the 舠primordial舡 precisely because it offers a safe haven for an individual like Beauty Smith, White Fang舗s vicious tormentor. The letter quoted above, however, reveals a contradiction at the heart of London舗s narratives, since it is clear in both texts that the 舠devolution舡 to wolf status does not necessarily mean that the now wolf-dog loses his or her social instincts or moral sense; it just changes the definitions of the terms a bit.

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