Run away and join

When the circus comes to town, kids dream of running away from their boring, ordinary lives.
The clowns, the animals, the acrobats, the sights and smells…
Billy was sick of them all, the train coming to a stop, rolling off the equipment and carts, setting up the tents.
Then running the same show, over and over, before packing it all up and going to the next town.
Billy ran away and joined a town.
Houses… built on the ground!
A school! Teaching math and grammar! Such amazing things!
Left behind, his heartbroken mother, tears flowing into her luxurious black beard.

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