Miyax "put down her cooking pot and crept to the top of a dome-shaped frost heave" because she wanted to see the wolves. She had recognized that it was six o'clock in the evening from the position of the sun, and she knew that was the time when the wolves awoke. Miyax had run away from an arranged child-marriage, and was lost without food on the Alaskan tundra. Miyax knew that if she was to survive, would have to depend on these wolves for help. During her years at seal camp with her father Kapugen, Miyax learned to live in harmony with nature, and to regard wolves as gentle brothers" to humans. She had been observing the wolves for two days, trying to decipher their language so that she might communicate her predicament and get them to help her find food (Part 1 - "Amaroq the Wolf").