Scribblings from the Fierce Heart of the Universe

25 July 1897 – Jack London sets sails to join the Klondike Gold Rush, where he will write his first successful stories.

“In this manner had fought forgotten ancestors. They quickened the old life within him, the old tricks which they had stamped into the heredity of the breed were his tricks… And when, on the still cold nights, he pointed his nose at a star and howled long and wolflike, it was his ancestors, dead and dust, pointing nose at star and howling down through the centuries and through him.” – “The Call of the Wild”

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