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Leo the Circus Boy   By: (1862-1930)

Leo the Circus Boy by Edward Stratemeyer

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LEO THE CIRCUS BOY;

or

LIFE UNDER THE GREAT WHITE CANVAS

BY CAPTAIN RALPH BONEHILL,

Author of "The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview," "The Rival Bicyclists," "Gun and Sled," etc., etc.

CHICAGO: M. A. Donohue & Co.

Copyright , 1897. BY W. L. Allison Co.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER I. A ROW AND ITS RESULT.

CHAPTER II. CAPTURING A RUNAWAY LION.

CHAPTER III. LEO LEAVES THE FARM.

CHAPTER IV. LEO JOINS THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH.

CHAPTER V. A LEAP OF GREAT PERIL.

CHAPTER VI. LEO ASSERTS HIS RIGHTS.

CHAPTER VII. LEO GAINS HIS LIBERTY.

CHAPTER VIII. AMONG THE CLOUDS IN A THUNDERSTORM.

CHAPTER IX. THE MAD ELEPHANT.

CHAPTER X. CAPTURING THE ELEPHANT.

CHAPTER XI. A CRIMINAL COMPACT.

CHAPTER XII. THE STOLEN CIRCUS TICKETS.

CHAPTER XIII. LEO MAKES A CHANGE.

CHAPTER XIV. LEO MAKES A NEW FRIEND.

CHAPTER XV. AN ACT NOT ON THE BILLS.

CHAPTER XVI. AN UNPLEASANT POSITION.

CHAPTER XVII. CARL SHOWS HIS BRAVERY.

CHAPTER XVIII. A WONDERFUL TRICK EXPLAINED.

CHAPTER XIX. WAMPOLE'S NEW SCHEME.

CHAPTER XX. ANOTHER STOP ON THE ROAD.

CHAPTER XXI. AN UNEXPECTED BATH.

CHAPTER XXII. WAMPOLE SHOWS HIS HAND.

CHAPTER XXIII. THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH ONCE MORE.

CHAPTER XXIV. IN THE CIRCUS RING AGAIN.

CHAPTER XXV. ANOTHER BALLOON TRIP.

CHAPTER XXVI. ADVENTURES AMID THE FLAMES.

CHAPTER XXVII. ESCAPE FROM THE BURNING FOREST.

CHAPTER XXVIII. THE RIVAL BALLOONISTS.

CHAPTER XXIX. PORLER'S MOVE.

CHAPTER XXX. MART KEENE'S STORY.

CHAPTER XXXI. A FALL FROM THE CLOUDS.

CHAPTER XXXII. MART A PRISONER.

CHAPTER XXXIII. LEO TO THE RESCUE.

CHAPTER XXXIV. THE END OF PORLER.

CHAPTER XXXV. A COWARDLY ATTACK.

CHAPTER XXXVI. ON THE ELEVATED TRACKS.

CHAPTER XXXVII. THE CAPTURE OF GRISWOLD.

CHAPTER XXXVIII. GOOD BY TO THE CIRCUS BOY.

Leo the Circus Boy

CHAPTER I. A ROW AND ITS RESULT.

"Land sakes alive, Daniel, look at that boy!"

"Where is he, Marthy?"

"Up there on the old apple tree a hangin' down by his toes! My gracious, does he wanter kill himself?"

"Thet's wot he does, Marthy," grumbled old Daniel Hawkins. "He'll do it, jest so ez we kin pay his funeral expenses. Never seen sech a boy before in my born days!"

"Go after him with the horsewhip, Daniel. Oh! goodness gracious, look at thet now!"

And the woman, or, rather, Tartar, Mrs. Martha Hawkins, held up her hands in terror as the boy on the apple tree suddenly gave a swing, released his feet, and, with a graceful turn forward, landed on his feet on the ground.

"Wot do yer mean by sech actions, yer young good fer nothin'?" cried Daniel Hawkins, rushing forward, his face full of sudden rage. "Do yer want ter break yer wuthless neck?"

"Not much, I don't," replied the boy, with a little smile creeping over his sunburned, handsome face. "I'm afraid if I did that I would never get over it, Mr. Hawkins."

"Don't try ter joke me, Leo Dunbar, or I'll break every bone in your worthless body!"

"I'm not joking; I mean what I say."

"Did yer put the cattle out in the cherry pasture?"

"Yes, sir."

"Feed the pigs?"

"Yes, sir."

"Mend thet barn door! as I told yer to yesterday?"

"Mended it last night."

"Wot about fixin' thet scythe yer broke tudder day?"

"I can't fix that. I'll have to take it down to Joe Marks' blacksmith shop."

"O' course! An' who's goin' ter pay fer it?" demanded Daniel Hawkins.

"You can take it out of my wages, Mr. Hawkins."

"Out o' yer wages?"

"That's what I said, sir."

The old farmer's face grew darker than ever. "Ain't no wages comin' to yer! You spile more than yer earn... Continue reading book >>




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