And what's a-trouble to you, Jackie?""Father," I said, feeling I might as well get it over while I had him ingood humour, "I had it all arranged to kill my grandmother."He seemed a bit shaken by that, all right, because he said nothingfor quite a while."My goodness," he said at last, "that'd be a shocking thing to do.What put that into your head?"Father," I said, feeling very sorry for myself, " she's an awful woman.