Jack London quote about hell from The Call of the Wild - no, sir. You can go to hell, sir. It's the best I can do for you, sir.
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no, sir. You can go to hell, sir. It's the best I can do for you, sir.
 Jack London, The Call of the Wild (1903). copy citation

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Author Jack London
Source The Call of the Wild
Topic hell refusal
Date 1903
Language English
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Weblink https://www.gutenberg.org/files/215/215-h/215-h.htm

Context

“«I'll give you a thousand for him, sir, a thousand, sir—twelve hundred, sir.»
Thornton rose to his feet. His eyes were wet. The tears were streaming frankly down his cheeks. «Sir,» he said to the Skookum Bench king, «no, sir. You can go to hell, sir. It's the best I can do for you, sir.»
Buck seized Thornton's hand in his teeth. Thornton shook him back and forth. As though animated by a common impulse, the onlookers drew back to a respectful distance; nor were they again indiscreet enough to interrupt.” source

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