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The Circus Boys on the Plains Or The Young Advance Agents Ahead of the Show

By EDGAR B. P. DARLINGTON

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I ON THE OWNER'S PRIVATE CAR

The English Fat Girl gets mired on the lot. Teddy Tucker threatens to thrash the "Strongest Man on Earth." The hazards of a circus life. Teddy would put the whole show out of business. Phil and his chum assigned to Advance Car Number Three.

CHAPTER II OFF FOR NEW FIELDS

"Boss Sparling seems in an awful hurry to get rid of us." Circus Boys meet a cold reception. Phil is made a "barn climber." Teddy threatens to wring the car manager's neck. "Soak him, Phil!" yells the boy on the pile of railroad ties.

CHAPTER III COMING TO AN UNDERSTANDING

Phil gets into action. "I've had enough!" groans the car manager. A telegram to the owner complains of the Circus Boys. "Either you get off this car or I do." The advance car is a bedlam. More trouble for the Circus Boys is in sight.

CHAPTER IV INTRODUCED TO THE CREW

Circus Boys meet "Rosie the Pig" and other notables. The porter tells how Phil worsted Mr. Snowden. What a "contract hotel" is. Teddy decides to take bean soup. "Why didn't the contracting agent sign us up with a livery stable?"

CHAPTER V THE MIDNIGHT ALARM

How an advance car is operated. The "banner man" and his little magnetic hammer. "You're a bird on the trapeze." The boys exchange confidences on snoring. Circus Boys go to sleep on beds of paper. Aroused by a great uproar.

CHAPTER VI ALMOST A TRAGEDY

"He's fallen into the paste can headfirst!" Teddy Tucker has a narrow escape from death. The manager gives Phil a ducking. "Rain in the Face" sees a great light. An irate car manager. How Teddy took his revenge on Mr. Snowden.

CHAPTER VII THE FIRST DAY'S EXPERIENCE

"He pulled me out of bed!" Great excitement on Car Three. Snowden hopes Phil will fall off and break his neck. Young Forrest pastes a poster on himself. "Young man, you have a cast iron nerve!" The Circus Boy "squares" a hard shell farmer.

CHAPTER VIII THE CIRCUS BOY WINS

Phil gets a silo, and a hog pen for good measure. Farmers witness a circus stunt not down on the bills. A narrow escape. Taking a desperate chance. Phil "the champeen of them all." Circus sheets that stood out like a fire on the landscape.

CHAPTER IX TEDDY GETS INTO TROUBLE

Blue jeans replace pink tights. When it rained paste. "I didn't know you had your nose stuck in the paste pot when I turned on the steam." Teddy sets himself the task of reforming a "crazy man." The trouble maker is named "Spotted Horse." "You're discharged!"

CHAPTER X A SURPRISE, INDEED!

Billy Conley is up to tricks. Mr. Sparling takes a hand. The car manager gets his deserts. "You will hear great things of Phil Forrest one of these days." "I'm going to thrash a man within an inch of his life!" Phil hears an amazing thing.

CHAPTER XI THREE CHEERS AND A TIGER

Phil Forrest, Car Manager. Dazed by an unexpected promotion. Teddy graduates from the paste pot. How circus money is spent. The Circus Boys win new laurels. Teddy becomes a press agent. Phil makes a speech and is welcomed as "The Boss."

CHAPTER XII FACING AN EMERGENCY

"Bad habit to go to bed on an empty stomach." Teddy Tucker discovers a rival on a side track. "Here's trouble right from the start!" The new car manager gets into rapid fire action. "We must beat the 'opposition.' Now, boys, it's up to you!" The mine is laid.

CHAPTER XIII A BAFFLED CAR MANAGER

"That fellow is playing a sharp trick." Phil breakfasts with his rival and extracts information from him. "You ain't half as big a fool as you look, are you?" Bob Tripp gets a great shock. Farmers guard Phil Forrest's posters with shot guns.

CHAPTER XIV TEDDY WRITES A LETTER

Circus Boys steal a second march on the "opposition." Teddy Tucker whoops for joy. The new press agent begins work. "Spotted Horse" has too many fingers for typing. A suggestion for billposters. Circus Boys strike hard blows... Continue reading book >>




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