Buck had accepted the rope with quiet dignity. To be sure, it was an unwonted performance: but he had learned to

Buck had accepted the rope with quiet dignity. To be sure, it was an unwonted performance: but

he had learned to trust in men he knew, and to give them credit for a wisdom that outreached his
own. But when the ends of the rope were placed in the stranger’s hands, he growled menacingly.
He had merely intimated his displeasure, in his pride believing that to intimate was to command.
But to his surprise the rope tightened around his neck, shutting off his breath. In quick rage he
sprang at the man, who met him halfway, grappled him close by the throat, and with a deft twist
threw him over on his back. Then the rope tightened mercilessly, while Buck struggled in a fury, his
tongue lolling out of his mouth and his great chest panting futilely. Never in all his life had he been
so vilely treated, and never in all his life had he been so angry. But his strength ebbed, his eyes
glazed, and he knew nothing when the train was flagged and the two men threw him into the
baggage car. (Call of the Wild by Jack London)
What’s the CHARACTER TRAIT:

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