Slim Jack: The History of a Circus Boy by The American Sunday School Union
Jack Ward was an orphaned twelve year old who was raised by Mr. Martin. The circus came to town and Mr. Martin sold Jack to the circus men. After many years of this unhealthy lifestyle, Jack recovered in the hospital and his rebellious spirt was softened by God. As the book states: "If any of my readers come to the same determination that Sally made, which was, never to encourage amusements of a sinful nature, or such as are afforded at the expense of danger and suffering to others, Aunt Fanny will not have related the story of "Slim Jack" in vain."