Two outdoorsmen are out in the wild of the north. They are on a mission
to deliver the body and coffin of a famous person. Their dogs disappear as they
are entised by a she-wolf and eaten by the rest of the pack. They only have
three rounds of ammunition left and Bill, one of the men, uses them to try to
save one of their dogs that is being attacked; he misses and is eaten by the
pack with the dog. Only Henry and two dogs are left; he makes a fire with leaves
and scattered branches, trying to drive away the wolves. They draw in close and
he is almost eaten, saved only by a company of men who were traveling nearby.
The wolves are in the midst of a starvation. They continue on running and
hunting, lead by several wolves alongside the she-wolf, and when they finally
find food the pack starts to split up. The she-wolf mates with one of the wolves
and has a litter of pups inside an abandoned cave. Only one survives after
several more famines and harsh weather, and he grows strong and is a feisty pup.
The puppy learns the basics of hunting and survival. They come to an Indian
village where the she-wolf’s (who is actually half-wolf, half-dog) master is. He
catches her again and White Fang, her pup, stays nearby. Soon, she is sold to
another Indian, while White Fang stays with Gray Beaver, her master. White fang
whines and cries but it does’nt help. The other dogs of the village terrorize
White Fang, especially one named Lip-lip, who for now is bigger and stronger.
White Fang becomes more and more vicious, more like a wolf than a dog,
encouraged by his master who beats him. One day he meets is mother and is turned
to a light-hearted pup but, his mother does’nt even notice him. He kills other
dogs that used to terroize him. Gray Beaver goes to Fort Yukon to trade and
discovers whiskey, which he calls sweet water. White Fang is passed into the
hands of Beauty Smith, a monster of a man who got Grey Beaver drunk and tricked
him into selling Whit Fang. Beaty Smith put White Fang ino dogfighting and he
fights other dogs until he meets his match in a bulldog from the east and is
saved only by a man named Scott. Scott tames White Fang and takes him back to
California with him. There White Fang learns to love his master and his master’s
family, who dont take kindly to him at first, and even saves Scott’s father in
the middle of the night from a convict that escaped from the nearby prison.
White Fang has puppies with Collie, one of the master’s dogs, and lives a happy