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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 32

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Jack Cover with border small canvas

by HL Carpenter
ISBN: 978-0-9884095-1-4
Ebook ISBN: 978-0-9884095-0-7
Copyright (c) 2012 by Top Drawer Ink Corp.


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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 32


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“He sure did,” Nessa said. “He’s safe and sound.”

“Do you have any other jobs I can do?”

Nessa glanced at Jack.

He nodded.

She smiled.

Amazing how easily they understood each other without need for words. Almost as if they’d known each other for years instead of only hours.

“Jack and I are planning an expedition right after Richard picks up today’s wreath orders,” Nessa said. “You could be our guide.”

“An expedition? What’re you lookin’ for?”

“I will tell you if you promise to keep it a secret,” Jack said.

Tenspot raised his chin, his face solemn. “I swear I won’t tell no one.”

“Double swear?”

“Double swear.” Tenspot held up one hand. “What’s the big secret?”

Jack leaned forward and whispered, “We are trying to find the Fountain of Youth.”

“The what?” Tenspot hooted with laughter. “You’re puttin’ me on! I didn’t have to promise to keep quiet about that. Who’d take me seriously? Nobody believes the Fountain exists.”

“Some people do.”

“Like who?”

“Jack works for the World Pryer newspaper,” Nessa said. “Someone phoned in a tip that the Fountain is on my land.”

“Who’d do a dumb thing like that?”

“The caller gave your name,” Jack said.


***** ABOUT THE AUTHOR *****

HL Carpenter is the pen name of a Florida-based mother/daughter duo who writes from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity.

Also by HL Carpenter:

The SkyHorse. Fourteen year old Tovi thinks finding a flying horse is fabulous luck–until a mysterious stranger says finders aren’t always keepers.

Dream Stealer. Is stealing a dream better than losing your own?

Pirate Summer. When her brother disappears, Josey is sure she knows where he’s gone. And the only way to bring him home is to travel two hundred years into the past with a boy she can’t trust.


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