"Certainly," Mr. Dark agreed, allowing Dick to take the extra couple of days to put together a show worth remembering. It would be enough time then to gather several other people to man the carnival. Dark had already set up a few attractions but he needed others to make the show .. a show. That was the only reason he'd pushed the carnival back so far. Opening July 31st gave him a whole month to gather his freaks once more. He'd send the others out to neighboring cities and towns soon on recruitment missions. Maybe starting tonight.
With the children.
Dark clapped his hands together, and reached out for Dick's hand to shake it again. "Wonderful, Mr. Grayson. It was a pleasure meeting you. We'll be seeing each other very soon. Take care." And tipping his hat in polite goodbye, Dark turned on his heel and trumped off across the lawn toward the park exit, picking up the same tune he'd been humming all day.