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The Circus Boys On The Plains

The Young Advance Agents Ahead of the Show

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Language: English
Wordcount: 48,543 / 136 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.4
LoC Category: PZ
Series: Circus Boys
Downloads: 459
mnybks.net#: 2023
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
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to the shrewd planning of Phil Forrest.

The following season found the Great Sparling Shows following a new route. In "THE CIRCUS BOYS ON THE MISSISSIPPI," the lads embarked with the circus, on boats, which carried them from town to town along the big river. It was on this trip that Phil Forrest met with the most thrilling experience of his life, and it was only his own pluck and endurance that saved him from a watery grave at the bottom of the Mississippi.

And now, for the fifth season, the Circus Boys are found under canvas again, headed for the far west.

"How are things going with you?" questioned Mr. Sparling after the two had seated themselves at the table in the dining compartment.

"Rather slowly, Mr. Sparling."

"How is that?"

"I haven't enough to do this season. I am afraid I shall get lazy, unless you give me something else to do."

"Let me see; how many acts have you this season?"

"I am on the flying trapeze, then I do a single bareback riding a

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