posted by servaege
Gracie stomped away, leading butterscotch out of the ring. Rose hurried after them. My stomach tied itself into a knot. "I'm getting the feeling that Clue's not so welcome at the circus after all." "Oh, no, no, no," Ben said. "That's not true! Clue is very welcome at the Barnaby Family Circus." He patted Clue. "Gracie isn't fond of dogs, but-" Penny snorted. "Just because Gracie's act is one of the most popolare in the show, and her mother is the wardrobe mistress, she thinks she's in charge."
"Now, now, Penny," Ben said. "Gracie is so spoiled! She even has her own cotton-candy wagon," Penny told us. "But don't count on her sharing any." "That's okay," I said. "There's plenty of cot-" "Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages!" a voice interrupted. "Give a cheer for Joey Barnaby-the Somersault Sensation!"
A boy with curly red hair tumbled into the ring ...