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This story is called “The last husky”. It is about a dog in the Canada north. The dog was the last dog of the camp. The man wants his child to have someone to play with. The dog had no food when she was born because the mother had died shortly after she was born. She was lucky when the old man took her in and takes care of her as she was his own dog. The dog name is Arnuk. Arnuk means the woman. Arnuk would come into the igloo for the night and keep the kid warm. The old man just loves her.
One spring day the old man decided to mate Arnuk. So the old man sends Arnuk to the people. Arnuk waited for the man to tell her something, but he didn’t say anything. Arnuk was very hungry. She walked to the men house and she whined but no one was home. The drifts were covering the trails so she used to sense of smell and found a rock ridge. Even though she was very hungry she climbed into the shelter and fell asleep. In her dream she was thinking of catching and eating a deer.
She found an animal, a snowy owl. It was lying in the snow after it was just finishing eating a hare. Arnuk was close to the owl when the owl lifts his head and started going toward Arnuk. It was a brief battle and Arnuk won the battle. She enjoyed the meal and settled down for a nap.
After she woke up from a nap and went on her journey and while on the journey she met a pack of wolves. She was ready for a war but the leader of the wolves walked past Arnuk and the other wolves follow and Arnuk was alone. Days passed and she was starving. She kept on walking until she recognize the river, then she knew that she was home. When she got back to where the tents were; they were gone even the old man that would welcomed her home. She searched the whole camp hoping to get some scent but there was nothing. She found a cave and she had the puppies in the cave. For a while she remained hidden from the predators. There was a young wolf that would put a piece of deer meat at the front of the cave and waited for Arnuk to eat it. There was a fox that is also nearby the cave. The wolf didn’t care if the fox followed him on the hunts. The fox knew that if he came to close to the wolf while he is hunting then he would be the meal. The wolf would mark a territory of a hundred square miles, so the hunts would be long.
One day Arnuk had a feeling that she has to chase something. So she went find the men but she didn’t find anybody. The wolf on other hand senses something that is not right. There was a wolverine near the cave hungry for the pups. The wolf and the wolverine fought quietly and they both died from their wounds. The next morning Arnuk saw the bodies near the front of the cave and heard the voices of the men. She was so happy that the young man came to play with her babies.

Connection to the theme The theme is nature and seasons. For the story there was winter as the dog was walking through the drifts on the trails. There was the summer as the sun was scorching as the dog was walking back home. There are the spring months as the old man want to breed the dog.
Identification of literary components
There was simile- “The snow-demons rose and whirled like dancing spirits”. “Ruff was flag of courage”.

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