Toby Tyler or Ten Weeks with a Circus

James OTIS (1848 - 1912)

Toby Tyler tells the story of a ten year-old orphan who runs away from a foster home to join the traveling circus only to discover his new employer is a cruel taskmaster. The difference between the romance of the circus from the outside and the reality as seen from the inside is graphically depicted. Toby's friend, Mr. Stubbs the chimpanzee, reinforces the consequences of what happens when one follows one's natural instincts rather than one's intellect and conscience, a central theme of the novel. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure, Animals & Nature, Family

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Toby's Introduction to the Circus Patti Cunningham
00:10:37
Play 02 02 - Toby Runs Away From Home Tom Lennon
00:13:52
Play 03 03 - The Night Ride Doug Hanna
00:11:45
Play 04 04 - The First Day With the Circus JimOCR
00:14:54
Play 05 05 - The Counterfeit Ten-Cent Piece Arne Larsen
00:12:34
Play 06 06 - A Tender-Hearted Skeleton Linette Geisel
00:16:15
Play 07 07 - An Accident and it's Consequences garyday
00:13:14
Play 08 08 - Capture of the Monkeys Ted Nugent
00:12:49
Play 09 09 - The Dinner-Party Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
00:20:12
Play 10 10 - Mr. Stubb's at a Party Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
00:16:20
Play 11 11 - A Stormy Night Diana Fast
00:12:58
Play 12 12 - Toby's Great Misfortune Kenneth Sergeant Gaghan
00:17:00
Play 13 13 - Toby Attempts to Resign His Situation Denny Sayers
00:17:56
Play 14 14 - Mr. Castle Teaches Toby to Ride JimOCR
00:19:53
Play 15 15 - Toby's Friends Present Him With a Costume MCarmer
00:14:12
Play 16 16 - Toby's First Appearance in the Ring JimOCR
00:17:05
Play 17 17 - Off For Home! JimOCR
00:22:45
Play 18 18 - A Day of Freedom JimOCR
00:16:13
Play 19 19 - Mr. Stubb's Mischief, and His Sad Fate JimOCR
00:16:56
Play 20 20 - Home and Uncle Daniel JimOCR
00:17:34