Fun at the Circus:
The Mighty Mouse family had come to town and heard the band playing.
"Let's go to the circus!" they cried. And off they went
and had the best seats in the Big Top tent, right at the ring side!
They were very impressed by the Ringmaster as he called out
each act in turn with a loud voice. They laughed and laughed
at the clowns antics until they cried!
They watched the trapeze artists swinging high above their head.
They sat on the edge of their chairs as they flew through the air and
gasped when one nearly fell. The white show horses amazed them
as they trotted back and forth and whirled in time to music.
They loved the bare-back rider who did tricks and even stood on his
head as his horse galloped around the ring!
The Prize Act:
Jumbo was the prize act in the Big Top circus. Each night he
would trumpet loudly as he walked proudly into the ring. He
was the King of the Jungle, but he had a tiny heart even though he
weighed three tonnes!
That night, when Jumbo came striding into the ring, the mice family
cheered with the rest of the audience. He strutted around the
ring with his trunk waving in the air. His trainer cracked his
whip and Jumbo picked him up with his trunk and carried him sitting
on his neck. And then he knelt and the trainer slid down his
trunk onto the ground.
The big moment came when the drums rolled and the trainer cracked his
whip again. The huge elephant slowly lifted himself onto his rear
legs. And just as he was going to stand on one leg, a dreadful
The youngest mouse was so carried away that he had crept round to where
the Ringmaster was standing with his top-hat raised in his hand.
"Please Sir," squeaked Junior, but the Ringmaster stepped back at
that moment, and Junior was horrified as he saw a large boot descending
onto him! Quick as a flash he jumped right into the middle of the
ring and landed at Jumbo's feet!
Well, that fearless King of the Jungle immediately became a big blob of
jelly. He quivered, and shaked, and shook, and then wildly
charged out of the ring, nearly flattening the Ringmaster as he ran
trumpeting into the night!
The audience and the Mighty Mouse family laughed until they cried.
Although, Junior did get a good talking to when they arrived home!
One thing though, Junior got a new name and everyone started calling him,
"Mighty Mouse!" That name stuck and made Junior very proud!
And that fearless Jumbo? Well, no damage was done. After his
trainer had calmed him down, he got over his fear of mice and munched a
huge bunch of delicious bananas for supper!
Don't be Afraid!
And us? We don't have to fear the dark or noises in the night.
The Bible says that "When I am afraid, I will trust in God." And
that's all you need to do. Just talk to Jesus and ask Him to
protect you and to take away your fear. And He will.