Max Pocket

Max Pocket’s real name was Maximillian Garcia i Prou. A name without much character maybe, but he had the most amazing smile you’ve ever seen.

One day he read an advert in the newspaper: shoe shiner wanted to work in the circus. When he turned up for the interview he was not looking his best: his shoes were dirty, his hair was awry and he carried a wooden box full of polishes, cloths and brushes. He had spent his whole life working in a sardine canning factory until the day he was fired, and he wasn’t at all used to keeping himself cleaned and polished.