Leo the Circus Boy

Leo the Circus Boy

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Excerpt: ... it down with a whir over Carl's head. Had the rawhide descended as intended the young magician would have been seriously injured. But Carl was not to be caught unawares. He leaped aside, and before the man could raise the whip again, Leo wrenched it from his grasp. "Give me that whip or I'll fix yer, as sure as my name is Jack Darrow!" fumed the fellow. "Stand back!" ordered the young gymnast. "You have no right to attack my friend." "I'll show ye!" yelled Jack Darrow, and leaped upon Carl. The young magician was on guard, and in a twinkle he put out his foot and sent the fellow on his back. "Now leave me alone or I'll shoot you," he said sternly, and walked away. Leo threw the whip over a fence and followed. Darrow got up and stood still. He shook his fist after them, then disappeared in search of his whip. The next village was four miles distant, and when they reached the place, Carl, who had lamed his foot on a stone, was glad enough to sit down. He entered a tavern and took a seat by a corner table. "I'll be with you in a few minutes," said Leo. "I want to see what the prospects are here." "All right, I'll wait," replied the young magician, and taking up a paper that lay handy he glanced it over. Presently a man came in and dropped in a chair opposite to him. Carl glanced over the paper and saw it was Nathan Wampole. CHAPTER XIX.-WAMPOLE'S NEW SCHEME. "Some ale," said Wampole to the waiter, and it was quickly brought and set before him. "What's your order?" asked the waiter of Carl. "I'll wait till my friend comes back," said Carl quietly. Wampole had not yet seen him, but he heard the youth's voice and now looked around the edge of the paper. "Carl Ross," he murmured, as he fell back in his seat. "Yes, Mr. Wampole. You didn't expect to see me here." "Well-er-not exactly. But it's very fortunate, very fortunate, indeed!" went on Nathan Wampole, gathering...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236708253
  • 9781236708250