Anna Thorpe and her brother Sam are being fostered out to the Sanders family while their mother is in hospital. Anna is not keen on living in the Sanders household because the daughter, Carla, is a spiteful, snobby, spoiled girl who always picks on her. Eventually Anna decides to do so for the sake of Sam, who does want to stay. But Carla is trying to get rid of them, so Anna has to constantly watch out for her tricks and foil them however she can.
Eventually Carla succeeds in getting rid of Anna and Sam. But she is caught out later on when a witness informs Mr Sanders that he overheard Carla bragging about it to her friend. The Sanders parents are furious and inform social welfare that Carla will be dealt with. Fortunately, by this time Mum has recovered enough to take care of Anna and Sam again.
- For Sam’s Sake – Bunty: #2128 (24 October 1998) – #2137 (26 December 1998)
Catriona Smythe is spoiled and selfish. Gran promises her a diamond ring for her sixteenth birthday, but the spoiled Catriona is not willing to wait until then, so she just takes the ring. But then a series of disasters follow, and each disaster seems to be accompanied by a diamond disappearing from the ring. Catriona becomes convinced some sort of supernatural power is at work to punish her for her crime. But her efforts to return the ring discreetly always end in failure, particularly as gran has been taken ill and her house is locked up.
- Ring of Truth – Bunty: circa #2105 (16 May 1998) – #2114 (18 July 1998)
In Victorian times, Polly Bond and her little sister Lily live in poverty. Polly sees a chance to improve her sister’s life by leaving her on the doorstep of the wealthy Delbert family so she will be adopted by them. After four years in a workhouse, Polly comes to the Delbert household as a scullery maid, telling nobody that she and Lily are sisters. But Polly is shocked to find her sweet little sister is now spoiled and selfish!
- A New Life for Lily – Bunty: #1895 (7 May 1994) – #1904 (9 July 1994)
Maggie Mills has an unenviable holiday job – minding Carol, the spoilt daughter of millionaire Sam Dixon and keeping her out of trouble.
- Carol’s Keeper – Debbie: #193 (23 October 1976) – #202 (25 December 1976)