"Momma, wait" she cried, running to keep up. There were funny people all around, scary, leering with their white faces and crazy grins. Momma put her hand behind her, grasping the tiny fingers, and glancing over her shoulder, with a smile for her little one. "This is fun" she laughed, "Just look at all the pretty colors." Eyes wide, the little girl looked around at the big world full of big things. It all looked frightening to her. From the clowns, to the tent, to the wagons holding the tigers and bears, it was all too much to take in. Little did she know that one day, because her Momma had spent this day with her, just the thought of a circus would make her tremble with happiness, clear down to her toes.
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