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The Flying Dutchman

The young children and their parents were all enjoying the circus. The clowns wore silly masks and costumes and sprayed water into the laughing crowd. It was almost time for the act that they had all been waiting for, The Flying Dutchman or the ‘greatest trapeze artist in Europe,’ as he was also known. Suddenly, the 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.