Saturday, February 9, 2013

The call of the wild / Chapter 1: To the north

Buck was a big and strong dog which lived in Santa Clara valley in California. He lived with Mrs Miler and some other dogs in a very big place with lots of fruit trees, large gardens and a river nearby. Men found gold in the Yukon, so they wanted big and strong dogs to work in the cold and snow of the north.

Manuel, a gardener, took Buck when Mrs Miller wasn't in the house. Buck thought that it was an afternoon walk. Manuel took him to two strange men. They put a rope around Buck's neck. The gardener paid them. The dog jumped on them, but they pulled hard the rope around Buck's neck and they put him in a train. Then, they took him to an old man. That man held a club and an axe. Buck jumped at him ten times, but the man hit him with the block ten times. The last time Buck fell again on the ground and he didn't move.

After some days a man took Buck and put him in a boat with other dogs to the north.When they arrived something soft and cold was under Buck's feet. He didn't know what it was and he started biting it. It was the first time he saw snow!

1 comment:

  1. Very well written summary, George! You have used difficult words successfully and you read the whole chapter on the iPad, which means ten billion points extra, only for you! :-)

    Keep it up!