Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

by

Robyn Davidson

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Bub Character Analysis

Bub is one of Davidson’s young male camels. She acquires him from the ranch that formerly belonged to Kurt. Bub does not like to lead but rather idolizes Dookie, whom he follows everywhere. At one point, Bub spooks and panics the other camels, and Davidson beats him in order to regain control. She feels terrible for her behavior and realizes how much trouble she has remaining calm during difficult situations.
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Bub Character Timeline in Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

The timeline below shows where the character Bub appears in Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
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...bulls always act like that, which leads them to sell her Dookie and another bull, Bub, for a low price. Davidson brings them home to Basso’s farm. (full context)
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One day, Davidson discovers that Bub has a shard of glass in his foot and is terrified that he will end... (full context)
Chapter 5 
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...Eventually, they do find the three camels and return them home. Davidson also notices that Bub’s foot is nearly healed, to her relief. (full context)
Chapter 6 
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...of the desert and finds that the landscape is beautifully varied and interesting. One day, Bub panics when something falls off his pack and frightens the other camels. Davidson manages to... (full context)
Chapter 8 
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...She hopes to spare the third, but she is unable to catch her own camel Bub with the wild camel nearby, so she is forced to kill the third wild bull.... (full context)