Chapter 23 Summary

After the stampede, the circus workers catch and retrieve all the animals they can, but the bear and most of the cats are missing. A local restaurant calls to say that Leo, one of the lions, is under the kitchen sink with the dishwasher. Uncle Al is also missing, and the circus lot is full of police officers investigating the scene. Word has it that Uncle Al is keeping out of sight to avoid being fined. On the second day following the stampede, many more animals are returned to the menagerie. The local sheriff arrives, claiming that the circus is breaking vagrancy laws. He orders that they move and wants to know who is in charge, but Uncle Al is still missing. The next day, the Nesci Brothers circus train arrives, and the manager...

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