To children, World Circus is an adventure, but Mary and, especially, Darrin, don’t find it a safe place, though they’ve allowed their daughter, Susie, to return there whenever she wants and on occasion takes her friends with her.
When bizarre events won’t allow Susie to return to World Circus, and she wonders why. Her mother, Mary, knows the answer but refuses to tell her, wanting her to figure out the reason for herself. The only thing Susie knows is that she is no longer Page of Buckets.
A series of dreams show Susie how and why a woman created World Circus, unlocking the mystery of her new card. Susie witnesses a horrific scene of destruction, and when she finds the woman returns the cards to her.