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The moving story of the bond between a man and a wild dog.
Here is a dog story that quivers with human life and drama, with the beauty and thrill of the Northland, with the courage of men and women pitted against the eternal cold. It is a heroic tale of the most ancient struggle of man against the elements in which modern innovations--serums, radio, the airplane--play a vital part. A handful of courageous men, women, and children locked in the boundless snows of the North were suddenly caught in the grip of diphtheria. Only serum could save them. One lone doctor was waging a losing battle against the horrible scourge which was stalking the silent wastes again. When hope was almost abandoned, Jim Thorne and Silver Chief arrived with the precious life-saving serum. The little outpost was saved. With the arrival of the Mountie and his stalwart dog, the luck of the community seemed to have changed. Drifting herds of caribou cast their shadows over the wastes--rich game and nourishing food to the isolated village. Following them came the fox. This meant priceless skins and a season of plenty. But mysteriously the skins of the fur-trappers were vanishing out of the traps, and none other than Silver Chief was blamed. Jim Thorne set himself the task of clearing Silver Chief's name, and the trail of investigation led him through many dangers and surprises. This is a tale that, without sacrificing one second of sheer narrative spell, is richly instructive in the lore of hunting, trapping, sledging, and the maintaining of order.
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