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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 39

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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 39


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“Maybe I should put Harey inside in case the winds start up later this afternoon, before we get back,” Nessa said. “He’d be safer there than in the greenhouse, since we haven’t had a chance to cover the windows.”

“Why not take him with us?” Jack stuck the sandwiches and drinks into the knapsack. “As you said, he might be able to show us the way.”

Nessa and Tenspot both rolled their eyes.

“I saw that.”

“You really are crazy,” Tenspot said, but he loped around the side of the house and came back carrying the rabbit, along with a cat-sized harness and leash. He set Harey on the ground. “Listen up, fella. Jack wants you to find the Fountain of Youth.”

Harey settled on his haunches and nibbled a blade of grass.

Tenspot grinned. “Looks like we’ll have to find the Fountain on our own. He’s not much help.”

Harey chose that moment to swallow the last bite of grass, perform three binkies in quick succession, and zoom from comatose to jet-propelled. He tore past the greenhouse, shot into the undergrowth, and disappeared.


***** 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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