Call of the Wild

Call of the wild

When John Thornton states, "it is splendid, and it is terrible, too," What is he referring to? Why does he say he is sometimes afraid?

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Buck nearly dies by jumping off a cliff because he was ordered to. Thornton thinks this obedience and loyalty is "splendid, and it is terrible, too."

What evidence do we immediately se of Hal and Charles’ lack of experience in the Klondike