AN ACROBAT'S GIRLHOOD
An Acrobat's Girlhood by Hesba Stretton.
This is a short story detailing the abuses that circus workers suffered in the nineteenth century. Two strangers come over and offer Trixy training and a good job to go with them to be an acrobat. She travels to different countries and practices a lot. They overwork all the acrobats but they cannot escape.—Curiosmith (2012).
Chapters—4 untitled chapters.
- Ruth — the eldest daughter.
- Little Nell — the youngest daughter.
- Nancy — a daughter.
- Trixy (or Beatrice) — the daughter who joined the circus.
- Father — the father of the family.
- Mr. and Mrs. Lafosse — The circus owners.
- Rosa — another circus worker.