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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 45

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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 45


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“We don’t have to.” Tenspot pointed at the palmettos. “He found us.”

Harey emerged from beneath the spiky bushes and paused. His nose quivered. He looked even younger than he had when they had started the search.

Could he—no. No, of course not.

Nessa held out her hand. Instead of hopping toward her, Harey backed away.

“Let’s circle around him,” she whispered. “We’ll corral him and I’ll pick him up.”

As they started toward him, the rabbit shot sideways and vanished into the undergrowth. Leaves rustled and a sharp gust of wind set the palmettos shaking.

The ache of wanting to find the Fountain twisted Jack’s stomach. He curled his fingers into his palms. He had to know.

But the thought of being wrong again froze him in place.

“What are you waitin’ for?” Tenspot poked Jack’s arm. “We’re gonna lose him.”

“No, we are not.” He uncurled his fingers. “You two take the trail around the edge of the thicket. I will follow Harey. I will not lose him this time.”

He plunged into the palmettos. The surge of excitement that gripped him was every bit as sharp as the spiky green fronds that closed around him.


***** 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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