JERRY is an Irish terrier, a dog of many adventures. Born on one of the Solomon Islands, he early comes to know as master the man called Skipper. Skipper to Jerry is a god. To others he is captain of a boat engaged in the trade of labor which is supplied for the South Sea plantations. The calling is a dangerous one, and when Skipper meets his fate, Jerry falls into the hands of a head-hunting chief and a cannibal village becomes his home. Chance saves him from the cooking-pot and he escapes into the wilds. But unlike another dog hero, Jerry does not revert to the primitive. The yacht Ariel comes to his rescue, and in Harley and Villa Kennan, Jerry finds two gods worthy of a dog's worship.
by Jack London
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