Chapter 22 Summary

Jacob slowly regains consciousness. He feels a cold compress being put on his forehead and hears someone telling him not to move. Jacob does not remember what happened to him, and suddenly he thinks of Marlena and tries to sit up. Walter replaces the compress on Jacob’s head and tells him to rest and keep quiet. Jacob wants to go find Marlena, but Walter tells him there is nothing he can do for her now. Walter admits that if Camel were not there and if Jacob did not have a concussion, he would have never gotten back on the train and would have left the circus for good. The men agree that for the next three days, they will cope as best they can. Jacob tells Walter that Marlena is pregnant, and Walter tells him that is all the more...

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