The Unrivalled Spangles : Ellen is the eldest daughter of the owner and ringmaster of Spangles Circus. With her sister, Lucy, she performs in a famous bareback horse riding duo called The Incredible Scarletta Sisters. While Lucy revels in the limelight, for Ellen the showy world of the circus is a prison. Determined to break with tradition and get herself an education, Ellen deceives her parents and, unwittingly, helps Lucy form a dangerous relationship with a rival circus owner's son . . .