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 Fun at the circus
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Group Title: Combined expanding toy and painting book series ; 608
Title: Fun at the circus
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00081048/00001
 Material Information
Title: Fun at the circus
Series Title: Combined expanding toy and painting book series
Physical Description: 16 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 18 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Raphael Tuck & Sons ( Publisher )
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Place of Publication: London ;
New York
Publication Date: [ca. 1892]
Subject: Toy and movable books -- Specimens   ( lcsh )
Publishers' advertisements -- 1890
Books with pop-up illustrations -- 1890
Bldn -- 1890
Genre: Publishers' advertisements
Books with pop-up illustrations
non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: England -- London
France -- Paris
United States -- New York -- New York
General Note: Cover title.
General Note: Imprint also notes publisher's locations in Paris and New York.
General Note: Inscription dated 1892.
General Note: Also trademarked as "Artistic Series".
General Note: Publisher's advertisement, back cover.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00081048
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002079481
oclc - 27026956
notis - AKR7905

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover 1
        Front Cover 2
    Fun at the circus
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    Back Cover
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SUncle Jim had promised

us all along that he would

take us to the Circus when

Sthe Holidays came round

again, and whenever he said he would give us a treat

he always did so He is just the very nicest Uncle in

all the world I think, and has heaps of money -at least

he always gives us boys plenty to take back to school.

Last Holidays he took us to see Madame Tussauds -

The Wax Works you know. That was great fun, all

the people looked exactly like real ones.

One old man turned round when you sat down beside

him and offered you snuff.

I shook hand with the Qtiieen i\ax cIju:-_-n of :'ouri ei

and Daisy, that's our youngest, gave the Sleepiiin B.ai.ti.

an acid drop. Sh:- ought not to have done th:,t .Is it

made the B.aity's hand sticky, but then she is only a

baby you s.'- i i.r four. Well, I was g:'in' to tell you about

the Circus we went yesterday.

It was a splendid one if you like. Uncle Jim came

and fetched us in a cai ag-

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nicest seats he

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down close to the

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thing goes on.

SWe were glad because

we could see so much

better. but the girls were rather frightened in case any

of the animals should come over the wall round the edge.

First of all two clowns came on. They were funny-

both played the Concertina and quarrelled because they

each thought they played better than the other. They

told the people it was ever so much easier to walk on

their hands than on their feet, if they would only try. They,

the clowns, nearly always did so.

The next thing we saw was a lady, who seems to

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it First she shot off a

/ / un with a lot of Pigeons

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they did not seem the

least frightened like

most birds would be. 'i i she rode three white horses

round the ring to music, and kept jumping from one to

another all the time they were at full galop. And after

that they brought in great. blazing hoops of fire, and she

jumped through them. May and Daisy did not like that

so much because they were afraid she might get burnt.

Uncie Jim told us there were accidents now and then. At a

circus he went to see once when he was a little boy they

had a great cage of lions, all very savage, and the great

attraction of the show was when the Lion-tamer, a black

man, who was very big and .tr'-,i, and was called the

> Lion King<, because every lion seemed afraid of him -

went into the cage just as usual with only a sort of

dog's whip to manage them with. They had gone

through all their usual tricks jumping over his stick, and

letting him put his hand into their mouths, and -h,.:ling

hands with him, when all at once one of them commenced

to growl horibly, and crouched down lashing his tail

ready to spring. Then they all started racing round and

round the cage in

a furious sort of

manner, and the /

people began to get

very frightened,. _

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tamer himself dlid not seem /

to mind. but he first /

whispered to one of "

the attendants to

go quickly and

bring a gun.

Well, they were only just in time to save his life.

for one of the lions sprang on. him, knocking him down.

and all the rest flew at him and would have torn him

to atoms and eaten him, only the attendants rushed in

with guns- shot three of the lions, and managed to drag

the poor Lion King out, dreadfully scratched and hurt,

but alive. I am very glad we were not there then, Uncle

Jim said it was a dreadful thing to see. There were no

lions at this Circus, but there were some fine horses. They

could walk about on their hind legs, dance quadrilles, and

sit down to, a table just like an ordinary person. I wish my

ponv could do that. Wouldn't Nurse be surprised to

see him sitting L:;i dinner with us in the .y! I

dare say she would not like it though, she is so hard to


The clown was on the whole time nearly- he would

keep ccr-.ii.,; on though they put him out lots of times.

J-Ie always seemed in the way, and he didn't care one bit

how much they knocked him about.

Once he got brought on in a i.

sack so that they shouldn't

see him, and then he ju< .. A.

got hold of the performin- '

I)onkey, just as he was walkinr

on the tight. roes, and ''

tried to ride him. Oh, ~

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we did laugh! He could keep on a minute, he held on

by the donkey's ears, and then by his tail, and every

time he fell- rilht off on to his head,

He told us it was made of wood so it did not

matter how much he fell on it.

There were a lot of dogs too, that were very clever,

jumping through barrels and over the man's stick, and tr.,nw;l-

ing on each other's heads in a pyramid, the .-,~4.t dog at the

bottom, and the smallest at the top. A man was there

who could almost fly. He \

had swings from the

ceiling fixed very high in

the air, over nets, and

swung from one to another I

and hung by his teeth, -.

and then by his toes.
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I should like to be able to do that, and ride a bicycle

along a rope, as he did, but I should think it would not

be very safe to try.

Uncle Jim said they were trained for it from little

children, so it is too late for me to begin now- even if

i '. 'i-,,-r would let me. Daisy .il

That stupid old clown brought a pig in, when we

heard such a funny -:'.,:i-.; noise, and all at once a

little monkey dressed just like a jockey-clown came down

from the s_-il:n i in a balloon. He boxed the Clown's ears

and left the Clcwn to -

amuse himself by play i < ::.

with a ball and stick.

There was an elephant

that rode a bicycle too, and

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a lady with a Chinese parasol who could walk along a

thin wire right up in the air, and a lot of other things

that I cannot remember.
For there are heaps of things to see

At the Circus don't you know,

All as funny as can be,

You will see them if you go,

And as we owe our fun to him

Lets give three cheers for Uncle Jim

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