The Son of the Wolf: Tales of the Far North

By Jack London; Charles N. Watson | Go to book overview

EXPLANATORY NOTES
3 Malemute Kid: like that of Montana Kid in 'At the Rainbow's End', Malemute Kid's name reflects a practice occasionally encountered in the early American West of attaching the cognomen 'Kid' to a young man's place of origin, such as the state of Montana, or to some object with which he was associated: in the present instance the malemute, a breed of Northland sled-dog.

Epworth: the Epworth League, a Methodist religious society.

4 Hi-yu skookum!: 'skookum' means 'great' or 'strong' in the Chinook trade jargon in common use at that time among Indians and whites of eastern Alaska and the Yukon Territory.

Fort Yukon ... Arctic City: outposts in north-central and northeastern Alaska.

5 gee-pole: the long pole with which a dog-sled is guided. 'Gee' is the command to go right, in contrast to 'Haw', the command for left.
9 Nuklukyeto: Indian village on the Yukon River in central Alaska.

bench claim: prospector's claim located on land above a river or stream. Gold is extracted from the alluvial deposits exposed by soil erosion and the disintegration of rock through weathering.

11 the hoary game of natural selection: Charles Darwin's principle of natural selection, as set forth in The Origin of Species ( 1858), had been widely promoted as an explanation of the theory of biological evolution. Darwin, along with his English proponent Herbert Spencer, was especially in vogue among those European and American writers influenced by the literary 'naturalism' of the French novelist Émile Zola, whose writings stressed the insignificance of the human will in the face of the powerful forces of heredity and environment.
13 che-cha-quas: Chinook term for tenderfeet, usually in contrast to sourdoughs, Northland veterans who baked their bread without baking powder.

washed the sure-thing bars of the Stuart River for a double grubstake: placer miners, in contrast to those who mined gold out of hard rock, found it in the alluvial deposits along river-banks and in mid-river sandbars. By washing the sand and gravel in

-313-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
The Son of the Wolf: Tales of the Far North
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Oxford World's Classics the Son of the Wolf Tales of the Far North i
  • Oxford World's Classics ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction ix
  • Note on the Text xxvi
  • Select Bibliography xxviii
  • A Chronology of Jack London xxx
  • The Son of the Wolf Tales of the Far North 1
  • The White Silence 3
  • The Son of the Wolf 13
  • The Men of Forty-Mile 29
  • In a Far Country 38
  • To the Man on Trail 55
  • The Priestly Prerogative 64
  • The Wisdom of the Trail 78
  • The Wife of a King 86
  • An Odyssey of the North 102
  • Selected Northland Tales 135
  • Grit of Women 137
  • The Great Interrogation 151
  • The Law of Life 165
  • At the Rainbow's End 172
  • The Story of Jees Uck 182
  • The League of the Old Men 206
  • The Marriage of Lit-Lit 222
  • Love of Life 233
  • The White Man's Way 254
  • Finis 267
  • Like Argus of the Ancient Times 285
  • Explanatory Notes 313
  • A Selection of Oxford World's Classics 323
  • The Oxford World's Classics Website 333
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 334

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.