Hope and Have (Paperback)
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"Now you will be a good girl, Fanny Jane, while I am gone-won't you?" said Fanny Grant, who has several times before appeared in these stories, to Fanny Jane Grant, her namesake, who has not before been presented to our readers. "O, yes, Miss Fanny; I will be ever so good; I won't even look wrong," replied Fanny Jane, whose snapping black eyes even then beamed with mischief. "I am afraid you don't mean what you say," added Miss Fanny, suspiciously. "Yes, I do; I mean every word of it, and more too." "You make large promises; and I find when you promise most, you perform least." "But, certain true as I live, I won't do a single thing this time," protested Fanny Jane. "Won't you believe me?" "You have deceived me so often that I do not know when to trust you." "I have turned over a new leaf, and I mean to be just as good as ever I can be." "If you are not good, Fanny Jane, I shall feel very bad when I return. I have done a great deal for you, and I hope you will think of it if you are tempted to do wrong during my absence. This time, in particular, I wish you to behave very well, and not do any mischief. You know what father says about you?" "He don't like me," pouted Fanny Jane.