Mark Hamilton, age 5,was the happiest boy in Aldershot. He was excited because he was going to the circus with Lisa, Blake and Daniel.As soon as they arrived at the circus, Mark bought popcorn and delicious cotton candy. Clutching his ticket, he anxiously waited in line.As Mark neared the main entrance to the circus tent, he could see a funny clown juggling many balls. The ticket Mark held in his hand had a sparkling star on it. Seeing the star, the ticket-taker exclaimed, "Wait, little boy, your ticket is special. The star allows you to sit in the very front row!" Mark rushed to his seat, and the show immediately began. "TOOT-TOOT," chugged a steam train as it rolled toward the centre stage. The train clickity-clacked in a big circle and stopped directly in front of Mark. Clowns wearing colourful costumes jumped out of one tiny car and did tricks that made everyone laugh.Mark wondered how so many clowns could fit inside such a small car.Mark was delighted to see the chimpanzees balance on bicycles. All of a sudden, CoCo, the baby chimpanzee, disappeared. Mark noticed him ride his bicycle out of the circus tent straight into the parking lot. Mark jumped from his seat and dashed after CoCo. Mark was able to save CoCo just before he crashed into a big truck. He then returned the thankful CoCo to his loving mother chimpanzee. Then the ring master announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, today we have a very special guest in the audience. His name is Mark Hamilton, age 5, from Aldershot. He just saved the life of CoCo, the baby chimpanzee. Let's give him a big round of applause.Mark smiled broadly as he joined the ring master on the centre stage. Just then Mark saw several clowns wheeling out a huge cake. To his surprise the cake read: Thank you Mark Hamilton for saving CoCo, the baby chimpanzee. Suddenly, a cuddly teddy bear jumped out of the giant cake.Mark laughed and clapped his hands as three ballerina bears danced just for him. Lovely ladies riding a team of horses galloped into the centre ring.Mark was amazed to see the beautiful horses leap through blazing hoops of fire. The ring master invitedMark to ride on one of the horses.Mark waved to Lisa, Blake and Daniel as he rode past them on the white stallion. Mark thought, "It's great fun to be in the circus!" Next, a bright red fire truck carrying fire-fighting bears raced toward a burning building. Mark, along with Lisa, Blake and Daniel shouted, "Jump! Jump!" to the bear trapped inside the burning building. Quickly the frightened bear leaped into the safety net below. In a hurry, rescue bears stopped the fire by spraying water on the raging flames. The ring master announced, "Ladies and gentlemen, our world famous elephants will perform for you!" The huge animals did balancing acts, while clowns did cartwheels on their backs. The ring master asked, "Mark, everyone things you're great, won't you please join the circus and travel around the world with us?" Mark replied, "I would love to be in the circus, but I would miss Lisa, Blake and Daniel." The ring master pleaded, "Then, would you be the leader of the grand parade?" "I would love to," replied Mark.He immediately climbed on the back of a huge elephant and proudly led the parade.Mark waved goodbye to his friends and promised to visit them when the circus returned to AldershotMark told Lisa, Blake and Daniel, "I will never forget my wonderful adventure at the circus!"