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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.

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    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

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    So ... given the definitions I gave you above, how would you rewrite that quotation describing Buck in your own words?

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    Buck is good at deluding others and he waits patiently to become wilder.

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