Loretta and Marie's birthday party on the prairie looks set to be ruined when the entertainment fails to show.
Until a wagon of circus players passes by.
"Magic, music and the human cannon."
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The jangling sound was starting to make Carl Melhouse nervous. He had been dancing a jig with one of the Knowles women when the rhythm had all fallen apart. She stood staring at him like she didn’t know him. Other folk wore patient smiles or confusion on their faces, waiting for the band to get their act together. It wasn’t happening.