Chapter 6 Summary

Jacob again flashes back to his time in the circus, and he is on the circus train. The train finally comes to a stop, and Kinko rises. He is barely four feet tall. He pets his dog, Queenie, and asks her if she wants to go outside. Jacob tries to talk to Kinko, but Kinko ignores him and goes outside. When Jacob emerges from the train, he sees that many of the tents have already been erected and a crowd of spectators is already gathering to watch. Other circus workers come out of the train cars, and Jacob notices that the more elite members have better cars near the back of the train—Uncle Al’s train car is just in front of the caboose. Jacob and Kinko have the car nearest the engine. August emerges from the train and calls to...

(The entire section is 560 words.)