The Circus

1
"So you missed the
   hoop again."

2
"Father, I couldn't 
     help it."

3
"For that you don't 
   eat tonight."

4
"And you're supposed 
   to be funny!"

5
"Look at that house;
       empty!"

6
Around the Side Shows
   hungry and broke.

7
"Here you are, sir."

8
"Count it."

9
"Is it all there?"

10
"Say, gimme that 
     money!"

11
"How d'you get out
    of here?"

12
"Rotten!"

13
"Get off!"

14
"Where's the funny 
       man?"

15
"Bring on the funny 
       man!"

16
The Funny Man.

17
Meal-time after the
       Show.

18
"Father won't let me."

19
"Do you want a job?"

20
"Be here in the morning,
and we'll try you out."

21
Early the next morning.

22
Hungry.

23
"Run along home!"

24
"I live here."

25
"Excuse me, my cane."

26
The Tryout.

27
"Go ahead and be
     funny."

28
"That's awful!"

29
"Put on the William 
    Tell act."

30
"Now then, watch this
and see if you can
     do it."

31
"Go ahead and try it."

32
"Put on the barber-shop
         act."

33
"Now I must hit you."

34
"Now hit me!"

35
"I can't see."

36
"Just a moment!"

37
"We haven't talked 
   terms yet."

38
"Get out and stay 
      out!"

39
"Show's starting!"

40
"Aren't you coming in?"

41
"You're not leaving?"

42
"You see, we couldn't 
   come to terms."

43
"Thank you for the 
       egg."

44
The Show on.

45
Trouble with the 
 Property Men.

46
"How about our back 
        pay?"

47
"Get to work!"

48
"We quit!"

49
"They've quit."

50
"Get anybody!"

51
"Do you want a job?"

52
"Don't touch that 
    button!"

53
"He's a sensation but
he doesn't know it,
keep him on as a
 property man."

54
The Circus prospered,
but not the property
man; and the girl led 
 the same hard life.

55
"Keep him busy and
don't let him know 
he's the hit of the 
      show."

56
A Sick Horse.

57
"Blow this pill down the 
    horse's neck!"

58
"The horse blew first --"

59
"Open the door, 
    quick!"

60
"I told you the lions 
   were dangerous!"

61
"Where's that pill?"

62
"Come here!"

63
"I've got to see a 
     doctor!"

64
"It's a shame the way 
  they make you 
work -- and you the 
 hit of the show."

65
"Why of course! All
the crowds, all the
applause is just for 
       you."

66
"I knew it!"

67
"If you strike that girl,
      I'll quit!"

68
"And what's more
I want what I'm
    worth --"

69
"I'll give you fifty 
  dollars a week."

70
"Sixty!"

71
"I'll double it!"

72
"Nothing less than a 
     hundred."

73
The Next Show.

74
The success of the 
   Tramp made life
easier for the girl and
     himself.

75
"Oh, Merna, you must
have your fortune 
      told!"

76
"I see love and marriage
with a dark, handsome 
man who is near you 
       now."

77
A New Added Attrac-
tion, Rex, a tight-
   rope walker.

78
"Pardon me."

79
"Go right ahead."

80
"I'll give you Five
  Dollars for it."

81
"It's happened; I'm
     in love!"

82
"He's a tight-rope 
walker; I've just 
    met him."

83
"Hurry up, you're on!"

84
The Act Over.

85
"What's the matter?
You hardly got a 
    laugh!"

86
"This is my friend."

87
"I don't like tight-rope 
       walkers."

88
Time brought many 
   changes to the
Circus; New Hopes and
   New Ambitions.

89
His New Ambition.

90
"Never mind the rope;
you'd better try and
be funny again or 
   you'll go!"

91
The next performance-
  and not a smile.

92
"I've had enough of this;
   you get one more 
       chance."

93
"Where's Rex?"

94
"Rex, the tight-rope 
walker, hasn't shown 
        up."

95
"Is Rex here?"

96
"You can do the act,
    can't you?"

97
"You'll do it or quit!"

98
"I'll do it; find his
      clothes!"

99
"There's the clothes!"

100
"You follow her!"

101
"He'll kill himself."

102
"That's all right; I've
   got him insured."

103
"Take your time, there's
another act to go on."

104
"Why, what is the 
meaning of this?"

105
"I am taking his place 
     on the rope."

106
"You'll get killed."

107
"Oh, no, I have a 
 charmed life."

108
"I'll give you five dollars 
     if you'll do it."

109
"Not a word to 
   anybody."

110
"Please don't do this."

111
"You've forgotten your 
      tights."

112
"You're on!"

113
"You're through!!!"

114
That Night.

115
"I've run away from 
   the circus."

116
"I'll never go back."

117
"Can't you take me 
    with you?"

118
"I've got an idea."

119
"You stay here."

120
"Have you seen Merna?"

121
"She's run away--"

122
"I can do nothing for 
     her -- --"

123
"Now, there's one 
    way out."

124
"She's there now?"

125
"Take me to her!"

126
The Next Morning.

127
The Circus ready to 
      leave.

128
"So you've come
back -- You -- !"

129
"You're speaking to 
     my wife!"

130
"Will you go on with 
     the show?"

131
"-- -- if you take him."

132
"The end wagon for 
       you."

133
"Come in with us."

The End

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