In his tales of the South Seas, Jack London often employs
dark humor and grim irony in order to illuminate the clash of cultures. In “The
Whale Tooth,” a white man becomes the victim of his own impulse to proselytize
the benighted “heathen” on Melanesia.
This story is a prime example of London’s ability to take real
characters and real events and mold them into a dark, grim satire. Download and start listening now!