• He felt strangely numb. As though from a great distance, he was aware that he was being beaten. The last sensations of pain left him. He no longer felt anything, though very faintly he could hear the impact of the club upon his body. But it was no longer his body, it seemed so far away.

    Jack London (2016). “The Call of the Wild and White Fang”, p.47, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.