Chapter 9 Summary

Back on the circus train, Jacob wakes when the train reaches Joliet. Kinko and Queenie jump out of the car, and Jacob soon follows. The scene is quiet; it is unusual that the tents are not being put up and nothing is happening. Instead, the men are staring at the tents of another circus. Uncle Al goes up to two men wearing suits who have just arrived in their roadster. August appears and tells Jacob that they are going into town to have breakfast because there likely will not be any food on site until the next day. August, Jacob, and Marlena go to a diner, but Marlena only orders coffee. She is still angry that August used Silver Star as feed. She storms out.

When Jacob and August return to the site, a few Benzini...

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