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Peck's Bad Boy at the Circus   By: (1840-1916)

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PECK'S BAD BOY WITH THE CIRCUS

[Frontispiece: Pa Kept Mauling the Lion]

PECK'S BAD BOY WITH THE CIRCUS

BY HON. GEO. W. PECK

Author of Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa, Peck's Bad Boy Abroad, Peck's Uncle Ike and the Red Headed Boy, Etc., Etc.

Relating the experiences of the Bad Boy and his Dad during their travels with a Circus. The Bad Boy gets his Dad in hot water in every conceivable way, and plays jokes and pranks on everyone, from the Clown to the Manager, and from the Monkey to the Elephant. Rip roaring, side splitting fun from beginning to end.

ILLUSTRATED BY C. FRINK

Copyright 1905 by Joseph B. Bowles

Copyright 1906, by Thompson & Thomas

Made in U.S.A.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

The Bad Boy Begins a Diary Dad Has Become Manager for a Circus The Bad Boy Expects to Curry the Hyena and Do Stunts on the Trapeze Ma Says Pa Will Ogle the Circassian Beauty Pa Buys Some Circus Clothes and Lets His Whiskers Grow.

CHAPTER II.

The Bad Boy Visits the Circus in Winter Quarters He Meets the Circus Performers Dad Rides a Horse and Gets Tossed in a Blanket The Bad Boy Goes "Kangarooing" Pa's Clothes Cause Excitement Among the Animals A Monkey Steals His Watch.

CHAPTER III.

Pa Reproves the Fat Woman for Losing Flesh The Bearded Lady Faints in Pa's Arms The Bad Boy Introduced Into Animal Society They Pull the Boa Constrictor's Ulcerated Tooth.

CHAPTER IV.

Pa Finds the Fat Lady a Burden The Bad Boy Makes His First Public Appearance He Talks Politics with the Midget Pa Meets with Numerous Accidents.

CHAPTER V.

The Rogue Elephant Creates a Panic and Pa Proves Himself a Hero The Bad Boy Gets Scolded for "Being Tough" He Finds that Audiences Like Accidents.

CHAPTER VI.

The Bad Boy Puts Fly Paper in the Bob Cat's Cage The Bob Cat Causes a Panic in the Main Tent The Midget Quarrels with the Giant Pa is Almost Arrested for Kidnapping and the Ostrich Swallows His Diamond Stud.

CHAPTER VII.

The Circus Has A Yellow Fever Scare The Bad Boy and His Dad Dress Up as Hottentots Pa Takes a Mustard Bath and Attends a Revival Meeting.

CHAPTER VIII.

Pa Tales the Place of the Fat Woman with Disastrous Results A Kentucky Colonel Causes a Row Pa Tries to Roar Like a Lion and the Rhinoceros Objects Pa Plays the Slot Machine and Gets the Worst of It.

CHAPTER IX.

The Bad Boy feeds Cayenne Pepper to the Sacred Cow He and His Pa Ride in a Circus Parade With the Circassian Beauties A Tipsy Elephant Lands Them in a Public Fountain Pa Makes the Acquaintance of John L. Sullivan.

CHAPTER X.

The Bad Boy and His Pa Drive a Roman Chariot They Win the Race, but Meet With Difficulties The Bearded Lady to the Rescue A Farmer's Cart Breaks Up the Circus Procession.

CHAPTER XI.

The Bad Boy and His Pa in a Railroad Wreck Pa Rescues the "Other Freaks" They Spend the Night on a Meadow A Near Sighted Claim Agent Settles for Damages Pa Plays Deaf and Dumb and Gets Ten Thousand.

CHAPTER XII.

The Bad Boy Causes Trouble Between the Russian Cossacks and the Jap Jugglers A Jap Tight Rope Walker Jiu Jitsu's Pa The Animals Go on a Strike Pa Runs the Menagerie for a Day and Wins Their Gratitude.

CHAPTER XIII.

The Circus Strikes the Quaker City They Go on a Ginger Ale Jag Pa Breaks Up an Indian War Dance and Comes Near Being Burned Alive The World's Fair Cannibals Have a Roast Dog Feast.

CHAPTER XIV.

A Newport Monk Is Added to the Show The Bay Teaches Him Some "Manly Tricks" The Tent Blows Down and a Panic Follows Pa Manages the Animal Act Which Ends in a Novel Manner.

CHAPTER XV.

The Bad Boy Feeds the Menagerie Scotch Snuff Pa Gets Mauled by the Sneezing Animals Pa Takes a Midnight Ride on a Mule to Escape Punishment.

CHAPTER XVI.

A Senator's Son Bets the Bad Boy That Elephants Are Cowards They Let a Bag of Rats Loose at the Afternoon Performance The Elephants Stampede, Pa Fractures a Rib and General Pandemonium Reigns.

CHAPTER XVII.

The Bad Boy and the Senator's Son Go on an Elephant Chase The Senator's Son Gets His Friend a Bid to Dinner at the White House The Trained Seal Swallows an Alarm Clock... Continue reading book >>




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