White Fang was published in 1906, two years after The Sea-Wolf and three years after the novel to which it is effectively its sequel (The Call of the Wild). Like that book it is concerned with the adventures of a canine rather than a human hero. In White Fang we follow the offspring of an Indian wolf-dog and a wolf. White Fang, this crossbreed, grows up to be the greatest fighter known and - drawn to the ways of the Wild - he responds to vicious behaviour with violence and savagery of his own, following the laws of mimicry enforced by danger and hostility. Yet he is humbled by Grey Beaver and in time and with the intervention of humans he is given the opportunity to respond appropriately to kindness instead of the anger that has trapped him after every conflict.