It was true, there were other dogs, There could not but be other dogs on so vast a place, but they did not count.
In quick rage he sprang at the man, who met him halfway, grappled him close by the throat, and with a deft twist threw him over on his back. But to his surprise the rope tightened around his neck, shutting off his breath.
All the pain he had endured was as nothing compared with the exquisite agony of this. This time he was aware that it was the club, but his madness knew no caution. The setting created by London in The Call of the Wild is somewhat reminiscent of the American West—idyllic unmapped territory that holds rich secrets waiting to be discovered by those brave enough to travel into the unknown.
Clerks in the express office took charge of him; he was carted about in another wagon; a truck carried him, with an assortment of boxes and parcels, upon a ferry steamer; he was trucked off the steamer into a great railway depot, and finally he was deposited in an express car.
Doctorow said, The veneer of civilization is thin and fragile, and in the story London exposes the brutality at the core of humanity and the ease with which humans revert to a state of primitivism.
From his teammates, he quickly learns to survive cold winter nights and the pack society. You get your true perspective.
He recognized that this is where the future of his writing lay.