In the beginning of the story, John Muir doesn’t want to be bothered by a dog and is irritated that Stickeen is even with him much less refusing to listen to him. They go through many trials along their journey while in Alaska. By the end of the story, Muir and Stickeen have developed a trust between each other and have become friends. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt StoryTown, 2008)
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