Sam was a dog who lived a very interesting life. He didn't live in a house or on a farm or even on a boat as some dogs do - he lived in a circus. He belonged to a clown called Gringo, and they lived in a gaily painted caravan. The circus travelled all over the country, stopping here for a night and there for a night; and everywhere that it went crowds of cheering children, and grown-ups too, greeted the coming of the circus.
From THE DOG WHO COULDN'T LEARN TRICKS. Thanks to Elizabeth Lindsay for providing this story and illustrations.