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CONTENTS
CHAP.
PAGE
A Silent Parade from Albany to the State Line
128
The Fluctuating Level of Circus Values
130
What it Costs to Ride with the Band Wagon
132
Requirements and Cost of the Circus Horse
134
A Page from the Invoice Book of the Big Show
136
VIII. 139
Origin of the American Circus
139
The First Elephant Brought to America
141
The First Drove of Camels
144
The Fight of the Ostriches
145
The Belligerent Alligators
149
Parrots and Cockatoos
153
Educated Dogs
154
A Wounded Horse in the Grand March
156
Intelligent Bronchos
158
The King of the Herd
159
An Elephant’s Humor
160
Zulus in London
162
IX. 169
The Perils of a Trainer’s Life
170
Where Steady Nerves are in Demand
172
Captured Animals Preferred to Cage-Born
173
The Education of a Young Jaguar
174
The Leopards at Kindergarten
177
How they Punish Unruly Pupils
179
Punishment of Treacherous Beasts
180
A Single-Handed Fight with Five Lions
182
Teaching the Horse the Two-Step
186
Ring Performers Trained with a Derrick
187
Circus People a Long-Lived Class
189