Technically illegal, Chinese Lottery was a game of chance played by all strata of society. Tickets could often be purchased at Chinese laundries (frequent victims of police raids). The game was invented in 200 B.C. and was brought to America by Chinese who worked on the transcontinental railroad and silver mines.
A railway station where the train will not stop unless it is flagged down.
The tools and goods necessary for a specific purpose, in this case making the journey to the Klondike.
A fixed portion, usually an amount of food, allocated to people in times of scarcity.
Straps connecting animals to a vehicle.
Call of the Wild Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Call of the Wild is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
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Arriving at Skagway from Dawson for the second time, only thirty days after they had departed, the dogs are in a wretched state. Along with the others, Buck has lost a lot of weight. They are all footsore, barely able to move. Months of constant...