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The camp was invaded by a pack of ravenous dogs, "starving huskies, four or five score of them, who had scented the camp from some Indian village...they were crazed by the smell of the food". A fierce fight ensued, and the sled dogs, vastly outnumbered by the ferocious, hunger-driven marauders, scattered into the woods. When they returned in the morning, battered and bleeding, they found that the huskies were gone but the camp and their supplies were in shambles - "fully half their grub supply was gone" and the beasts "had chewed through the sled lashings and canvas coverings...nothing, no matter how remotely eatable, had escaped them" (Chapter 3).
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