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Freaks: The Crooked Timber of Humanity

When I get the chance, I like to take them out into the sunlight and let them play like children. That’s what most of them are, children. —Madame Tetrallini, guardian of the Pinheads In the late 1950s, in Painesville, Ohio, one of the annual highlights was the visit of the Mills Brothers three-ring circus at the spectacular Fairport County Fair in nearby Fairport Harbor. The fair was spread out along Lake Erie beach with a large Ferris wheel, scary rides, where they measured your height against a marked post to see if you were big enough to ride, a spooky…

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