White Fang

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White Fang's first owner. A wise Indian, experienced in the ways of animals and nature, he takes White Fang and White Fang's mother, Kiche, into his care. He teaches White Fang how to behave in the camp and run a sled. Though he shows no affection towards White Fang, they share a mutual respect for one another.

Gray Beaver Quotes in White Fang

The White Fang quotes below are all either spoken by Gray Beaver or refer to Gray Beaver. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page and citation info for the quotes below refers to the Dover Publications edition of White Fang published in 1991.
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Gray Beaver Character Timeline in White Fang

The timeline below shows where the character Gray Beaver appears in White Fang. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 3, Chapter 1
Domestic Yearnings v. Natural Instinct Theme Icon
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...into submission at the sound of her name, "Kiche!" The Indian, who calls her name, Gray Beaver , recognizes the she-wolf as his brother's dog, a half wolf, half dog, who ran... (full context)
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Gray Beaver rubs White Fang's tummy, causing him to submit to his master's touch. At first afraid,... (full context)
The Struggle for Survival Theme Icon
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Gray Beaver takes White Fang and Kiche to the Indian camp, where White Fang meets Lip-lip, a... (full context)
The Struggle for Survival Theme Icon
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White Fang watches Gray Beaver make fire for the first time. Amazed, White Fang approaches it, but burns his nose... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 2
Domestic Yearnings v. Natural Instinct Theme Icon
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Gray Beaver sells Kiche off to another Indian to pay off a debt. In terror at losing... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 3
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The entire camp turns on White Fang, except Gray Beaver . But White Fang does not care, because he has learned to obey strong creatures,... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 4
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By nightfall, White Fang finds the Indian camp. Expecting a beating, he humbly crawls towards Gray Beaver . He surrenders himself "body and soul" to his master. Instead of punishing White Fang,... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 5
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In December, Gray Beaver takes his family to the town of Mackenzie. White Fang is harnessed to Mit-sah's sled.... (full context)
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White Fang favors the companionship of man over his fellow dogs. Even so, Gray Beaver and White Fang maintain a relationship of mutual respect, but little affection. (full context)
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White Fang bites a boy who attempts to club him, but Gray Beaver defends White Fang, even though biting a human is a serious offense. Gray Beaver defends... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 6
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...shaped into a savage creature. The other dogs learn to not quarrel with him, while Gray Beaver prizes White Fang's ferocity even more. (full context)
Part 4, Chapter 1
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When White Fang is nearly five, Gray Beaver takes him to Fort Yukon. Along the way, he attacks every unsuspecting dog he encounters,... (full context)
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At Fort Yukon, Gray Beaver catches wind of the gold rush and settles there to trade furs with the miners.... (full context)
Part 4, Chapter 2
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Beauty Smith wants to buy White Fang, but Gray Beaver refuses to sell him. Beauty circumvents Gray Beaver's refusal by offering him some whiskey. Gray... (full context)
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Gray Beaver ties a leather thong around White Fang's neck and hands him over to Beauty Smith,... (full context)
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White Fang feels like he still belongs to Gray Beaver , so he escapes from Beauty and returns to his former owner. Gray Beaver takes... (full context)