promised - BDrewCollier

“Grandma, tell us how you beat the devil!”
“Beat the devil? Who told you such nonsense?”
“You told us the devil wanted in your house.” I persisted.
“But you wouldn’t let him,” Jimmy added.
“No sir!” Bethany squeaked.
“Oh, that devil? I just told that rascal he had no power over me.”
“How come?”
“Because I was promised.”
“Yep. To that old coot in yonder.”
“Do you looove grandpa?” Bethany’s eyes were like saucers.
“Sure do! Now listen here children. What’s the only promise the devil wants?”
“A broken promise!” We shouted.
“Good. Remember that and go play outside.”

The End

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