It was during the school holidays last year. I was feeling bored and
restless until one day when I came across an advertisement in the papers
about a circus coming to my town. Naturally, I became curious and excited as
I had never been to a circus before and looked forward to seeing a show that
We arrived at the circus grounds early to buy our tickets. I started
exploring but, when I heard the growling of tigers and lions, I felt scared
and ran back to my parents. Soon we were seated and the show was about to
The first item was a comical one performed by monkeys dressed in coloured
suits and little hats. They rode on horse-back round the ring. I really
laughed at such a funny sight for they looked like tiny men. Next, entered
two pretty girls in blue-and-silver on a trapeze,
with two men on another trapeze. They kept the spectators
spellbound with their skilful stunts,
swinging and exchanging places in the air to the accompaniment of soothing
music. It was thrilling to watch them.
Then clowns in baggy costumes and funny, painted faces made their
appearance. Suddenly, as one clown cried, I saw a spray of water
squirting out from his eyes and he made
everyone laugh with his antics, especially when he went tumbling down and
his red nose shone like a light.
There were many other interesting items. I felt uneasy when the lions
performed their act and heaved a sigh of relief when they were finally
locked up again in their cage.
We went home happily after the show and I felt that the circus is a good
form of entertainment - a welcome change from television shows.