After ordering a large piece of rhubarb pie to split, the girls shared it under the trees after they had changed into their normal clothes. Afterwards, their appetite sated, the girls ran their errands. Picking up things such as combs, laces, buttons, cigars and various small items, the girls completed their lists with the money allotted to them and returned to the circus to hand out the items. The Circus folk gathered around as though it were Christmas and oohed and awed over the simple purchases that spoke of society that they themselves were not part of. Several asked for stories and the latest gossip while others simply wanted to know what things the girls had seen.
It wasn’t until late evening that Hilda and Sophia were able to return to their boxcar, their social interactions done for the night. Shrugging off the shoulder bag, Hilda dropped it down beside the door with a sigh. It had grown overly heavy and awkward as the day in town had progressed. She would ne