White Fang Imagery

Beauty Smith strode into camp and stood over White Fang. He snarled softly up at the thing of fear, watching keenly the deportment of the hands. One hand extended outward and began to descend upon his head. His soft snarl grew tense and harsh. The hand continued slowly to descend, while he crouched beneath it, eyeing it malignantly, his snarl growing shorter and shorter as, with quickening breath, it approached its culmination. Suddenly he snapped, striking with his fangs like a snake. The hand was jerked back, and the teeth came together emptily with a sharp click. Beauty Smith was frightened and angry. Grey Beaver clouted White Fang alongside the head, so that he cowered down close to the earth in respectful obedience. (chapter 17)

As he bent his head carelessly to smell it, White Fang bristled slightly. Even then it was not too late for Baseek to retrieve the situation. Had he merely stood over the meat, head up and glowering, White Fang would ultimately have slunk away. But the fresh meat was strong in Baseek's nostrils, and greed urged him to take a bite of it. This was too much for White Fang. Fresh upon his months of mastery over his own team-mates, it was beyond his self-control to stand idly by while another devoured the meat that belonged to him. He struck, after his custom, without warning. With the first slash, Baseek's right ear was ripped into ribbons. He was astounded at the suddenness of it. But more things, and most grievous ones, were happening with equal suddenness. He was knocked off his feet. His throat was bitten. While he was struggling to his feet the young dog sank teeth twice into his shoulder. The swiftness of it was bewildering. He made a futile rush at White Fang, clipping the empty air with an outraged snap. The next moment his nose was laid open, and he was staggering backward away from the meat. (chapter 14)

The moment the sled started, the team took after Lip-lip in a chase that extended throughout the day. At first he had been prone to turn upon his pursuers, jealous of his dignity and wrathful; but at such times Mit-sah would throw the stinging lash of the thirty-foot cariboo-gut whip into his face and compel him to turn tail and run on. Lip-lip might face the pack, but he could not face that whip, and all that was left him to do was to keep his long rope taut and his flanks ahead of the teeth of his mates. (chapter 13)

A mad rush of anger sent him leaping in amongst the combatants. Five minutes later the landscape was covered with fleeing boys, many of whom dripped blood upon the snow in token that White Fang's teeth had not been idle. When Mit-sah told the story in camp, Grey Beaver ordered meat to be given to White Fang. He ordered much meat to be given, and White Fang, gorged and sleepy by the fire, knew that the law had received its verification. (chapter 13)

He bounded towards her joyously, and she met him with shrewd fangs that laid his cheek open to the bone. He did not understand. He backed away, bewildered and puzzled. (chapter 14)

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2 years ago
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I enjoyed the third paragraph's imagery about how White Fang drove off the other kids ganging upon Mit-Sah.

2 years ago
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I liked how you used the picture to show Kiche before White fang stumbled upon her in the campsite.

2 years ago
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I like the picture you chose for passage 2. It demonstrated what was happening very well. Like passage 1, I could picture this scene because of words such as clipping, ripped, and staggering.

2 years ago
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Passage 3 was a great choice because of the language used throughout it. It demonstrated Gray Beaver's power over the wolves and that was very clear to see, the way he "whipped his lash" at them.

2 years ago
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This passage, passage 4, is a good passage to choose because it really showed a happy moment, and also sort of a turning point in the story. Nice picture.

2 years ago
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I like how you kept your last passage short, yet it showed so much. Picturing this scene is not hard to do with phrases like "fangs that laid his cheeks open to the bone."

2 years ago
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In your first passage, I liked how each action he did was vividly described.

2 years ago
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whoa kei, I wished I could have thought to do the first passage, it really describes the hated relationship between beauty smith and white fang. for example,"strode into camp and stood over White Fang"

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In your last passage, I like the words you used like puzzled and bewildered.

2 years ago
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"bounded towards her joyously" This phrase is really, truly, utterly AMAZING. instead of using ran, London said, bounded