* Acknowledgements (presented cleverly like Ladies And Gentlemen, children of all ages, with delightful derring-do and glitzy grammatical garnishing, I proudly present the wondrous people whose elegance, elan, and able assistance made this miraculous manuscript possible.
"I Am a Showman" / 1
That Barnum Boy / 5
The Apprentice Showman / 21
A Visit to the American Museum / 35
Humbug! / 53
A Miniature Man and a Nightingale / 63
The Man Behind the Curtain / 75
Endings and Beginnings / 87
Circus Man / 101
Come to the circus / 115
The Egress / 135
Bibliography, Source Notes, Picture Credits & Index / 143
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