Internal Strife Schisms and strife among the three leaders of the pack were observed. Red had emerged as the ultimate leader of the pack, not through physical strengths but through wits. He had outwitted the two stronger opponents who were fighting over some misunderstandings and with their insatiable male egos, it led to their fall. Both were severely injured and exhausted ultimately, a wonderful chance for Red to rid the thorns in his flesh. He had succeeded, killing Green and forcing Blackie to drown in the river: Red had shown his shrewdness and capabilities to lead the dogs in the battle against the humans.