Chapter 4 Summary

For the next forty-five minutes, Jacob guards Barbara’s door as she privately entertains men. When she is done, she comes outside and waves Jacob away, telling him that she is not giving any “freebies” tonight. Jacob returns to the cooch tent to help stack the chairs. Jacob looks over at the big top, but he does not want to risk getting snatched up for another job while trying to see the show.

He sits on the ground, and Camel comes up to him. They share a bottle of jake, and Camel says that he is getting too old to work for the circus. He has already moved down the ranks and is now just a ticket seller, but even this is too difficult now for Camel. The performers begin to change out of their costumes, and Jacob...

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