posted by Misty .
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
"He was preeminently cunning, and could bide his time with a patience that was nothing less than primitive."
Can someone give me an explanation? I don't understand the quote.
Who is "he"?
cunning = good at deceiving others, sly
preeminently = the very best
bide his time = wait patiently
nothing less than primitive = like an ancient or early animal or human who hunted for his/her food
So ... given the definitions I gave you above, how would you rewrite that quotation describing Buck in your own words?
Buck is good at deluding others and he waits patiently to become wilder.