White Fang Author:Jack London Down a frozen waterway in the wild Northland, a string of wolfish dogs drag a sled without runners, a sled of birch bark, its front end turned up like a scroll, its full surface resting on the snow. A long, narrow oblong box is lashed securely to the sled. There are other objects, too - blankets, an axe, a coffeepot and frying pan - but the coff... more »in is the main cargo. In advance of the sled, on wide snowshoes, toils a man; a second toils behind the sled. Their task is to deliver the remains of the one who succumbed to Fort McHenry.
Night falls, and with its falling a faint, far cry arises on the still air, a cry that seems to be a combination of sad fierceness and hungry eagerness. Both men and dogs recognize the cry of hungry wolves... And the stage is set for Jack London's classic adventure story, White Fang.« less