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Hope and Have or, Fanny Grant Among the Indians, A Story for Young People   By: (1822-1897)

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[Illustration: THE CAPTURE OF THE INDIAN BOY. Page 201.]

HOPE AND HAVE;

OR,

FANNY GRANT AMONG THE INDIANS.

A Story for Young People.

BY

OLIVER OPTIC,

AUTHOR OF "RICH AND HUMBLE," "IN SCHOOL AND OUT," "WATCH AND WAIT," "WORK AND WIN," "THE RIVERDALE STORY BOOKS," "THE ARMY AND NAVY STORIES," "THE BOAT CLUB," "ALL ABOARD," "NOW OR NEVER," ETC.

"For we are saved by hope." ST. PAUL.

BOSTON: LEE AND SHEPARD, (SUCCESSORS TO PHILLIPS, SAMPSON & CO.)

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by WILLIAM T. ADAMS, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

ELECTROTYPED AT THE BOSTON STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY, 4 Spring Lane .

TO

MY YOUNG FRIEND,

RACHEL E. BAKER,

This Book

IS AFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED.

THE WOODVILLE STORIES.

IN SIX VOLUMES.

A LIBRARY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

BY OLIVER OPTIC.

1. RICH AND HUMBLE. 2. IN SCHOOL AND OUT. 3. WATCH AND WAIT. 4. WORK AND WIN. 5. HOPE AND HAVE. 6. HASTE AND WASTE.

PREFACE.

The fifth volume of the Woodville stories contains the experience of Fanny Grant, who from a very naughty girl became a very good one, by the influence of a pure and beautiful example, exhibited to the erring child in the hour of her greatest wandering from the path of rectitude. The story is not an illustration of the "pleasures of hope;" but an attempt to show the young reader that what we most desire, in moral and spiritual, as well as worldly things, we labor the hardest to obtain a truism adopted by the heroine in the form of the principal title of the volume, Hope and Have.

The terrible Indian massacre which occurred in Minnesota, in 1862, is the foundation of the latter half of the story; and the incidents, so far as they have been used, were drawn from authentic sources. Fanny Grant's experience is tame compared with that of hundreds who suffered by this deplorable event; and her adventures, in company with Ethan French, are far less romantic than many which are sufficiently attested by the principal actors in them.

Once more, and with increased pleasure, the author tenders to his juvenile friends his thanks for their continued kindness to him and his books; and he hopes his present offering will both please and benefit them.

WILLIAM T. ADAMS.

HARRISON SQUARE, MASS., July 16, 1866.

CONTENTS.

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CHAP. I. The Naughty Girl. 11

CHAP. II. Thou shalt not steal. 25

CHAP. III. Letting the Cat out. 39

CHAP. IV. Fanny the Skipper. 52

CHAP. V. Down the River. 66

CHAP. VI. Kate's Defection. 79

CHAP. VII. The Soldier's Family. 93

CHAP. VIII. The Sick Girl. 107

CHAP. IX. Hope and Have. 120

CHAP. X. Good out of Evil. 135

CHAP. XI. Penitence and Pardon. 148

CHAP. XII. The New Home. 162

CHAP. XIII. The Indian Massacre. 176

CHAP. XIV. The Indian Boy. 190

CHAP. XV. The Conference. 204

CHAP. XVI. The Young Exiles. 218

CHAP. XVII. The Night Attack. 231

CHAP. XVIII. The Visitor at the Island. 244

CHAP. XIX. The Indian Ambush. 257

CHAP. XX. Conclusion. 270

HOPE AND HAVE;

OR,

FANNY GRANT AMONG THE INDIANS.

CHAPTER I.

THE NAUGHTY GIRL.

"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... Continue reading book >>




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