Bartholomew is the thin man at P.T. Barnum’s American Museum. Along with the other cast of freaks and oddities he feels they are gifted. People ask if he is hungry but there is something inside him that keeps him from starving. A small portion of beans and tea is all he needs a day. But when a new act arrives one day he realizes he might be able to live a normal life. Also with the help of an exotic root he was given in Chinatown his hunger comes back. It was an interesting story and it made me hungry.