The youngÂ children and their parents were allÂ enjoying the circus. The clownsÂ wore sillyÂ masks and costumes andÂ sprayed water into the laughing crowd. It was almost time for the act that they had all been waiting for,Â The Flying Dutchman or the ‘greatestÂ trapeze artist in Europe,’ as he was also known. Suddenly, theÂ audience went silent. They could see his outline high up on the wire ropes as he started they all gasped at his daring acrobats. He swung across the bars above their heads with no safety net below. He was truly a daring stuntman who thrilled the crowd with his daredevil act.