Mr. and Mrs. Avalon begin their breathtakingly risky act due to being blindfolded as they perform their trapeze act (Page 58).
Father is buried in the old circus cemetery right beside his uncle which was the original Avalon after the terrible accident in their blindfold performance see earlier in the text (Page 60)
On page 61, the house is seen on fire due to an unclear reason. The oblivious, asleep babysitter later calls for help once she discovers. Parents later arrive with town volunteers which try and put out fire.