The Interlopers

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The wolves that appear over the hill when Ulrich and Georg call for help also demonstrate both the power of nature and its disregard for men or their concerns. Pinned, neither man will be able to fight off the wolves or death. And the wolves, like the Beech tree, will not recognize the different class levels of the two men. Both Ulrich and Georg were initially convinced that whoever’s group was first to arrive would kill the rival forester. After their reconciliation, the men believed that the first group of foresters would save the former rival. In their narrow focus on their own relationship, they forgot about the natural dangers of the forest, twice.

Wolves Quotes in The Interlopers

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"Who are they?" asked Georg quickly, straining his eyes to see what the other would gladly not have seen.

"Wolves."

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...to laugh a terrified laugh. Georg asks him again who the men are. Ulrich answers, “Wolves.” (full context)