The refugees were carried free by the railroads to any place they wished to go.
And the writer of Into the Wild Jon Krakauer indubitably does this with the usage of rhetorical devices throughout his factual story of Chris McCandless, a youthful Emory college graduate whose body is strangely discovered in an old transit bus deep in the Alaskan wilderness in September of24 years old at the time.
He begins by describing the thousands of dollars in damages of chimneys and walls that the actual earthquake caused, but focuses on the unknown hundreds of millions of dollars in damages that the fire caused that swept through the city afterwards.
Before the flames, throughout the night, fled tens of thousands of homeless ones. Kearny Street was deserted. There was no hysteria, no disorder. The refugees were carried free by the railroads to any point they wished to go, and it is estimated that over one hundred thousand people have left the peninsula on which San Francisco stood.
In the end, completely played out, after toiling for a dozen hours like giants, thousands of them were compelled to abandon their trunks.
The fourth side had been burned earlier in the day. The huge fires continued to burn on. Nothing could stop them. Jack London lived a full life, even though he died at the young age of forty.