Si Lupito at ang Barrio Sirkero
By Rowald Almazar
Artworks by Jose Santos III

Noong unang panahon, may isang baryo kung saan ang bawat tao ay may maipagmamalaking talento. May mga magagaling umawit. May mga magagaling sumayaw.

Ngunit ang pinakahinahangaan sa baryong ito ay iyong mga taong may kakayahan sa pagsisirkero. Ang ilan sa kanila ay magagaling maglakad sa alambre. O di kaya’y humihiga sa pako. Mayroon ding kumakain ng apoy o ng espada o kahit na anong uring bakal.

 A long time ago, there was a village where everyone had an extraordinary talent. Some sang well. Others danced gracefully.

But it was the circus performers who were most widely acclaimed. Some of them could walk across thin wires. Others could lie on a bed of nails. And then there were those who ate fire, or swords and other metallic objects.

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