Part one. Home for Friendless Children ; "Smartest man in Chicago" ; "No orphan borrows" ; "First sound come out" ; The smell of frying bacon ; "Firecracker smart" ; A lie they told orphans
Part two. "Encyclopedia of the incredible" ; "The world's smallest man meets the world's largest dog" ; "You used to talk, like everybody else" ; At the bottom of the skinny gray stick of a tail ; "Ever since Mackinac picked her" ; "The one you got to worry about" ; "Our new favorite OOFO" ; Breathing lessons ; Glittering sparks of light ; "The wrongest possible side of Diavolo" ; "First-of-Mays" ; Vocabulary list ; Elephantoff ; The elephant car ; "John Robinson" ; "You're one of us"
Part three. "He doesn't c-care . . . about you" ; Orphan Eleven ; OOFOs looked out for each other ; A teakettle whistling ; The blue Ford ; Lucy Simone Sauve ; The route card ; Last train to Chicago ; Woman in red ; "Ward of the state" ; "You were always such a chatterbox" ; "From when we were little" ; Sawdust in her shoes.