Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 118

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JACK AND THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
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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Continued from Installment 117
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Eighteen

“So you two spotted Tenner running from the greenhouse and gave chase.” Sheriff Garrison glanced from Nessa to Jack, then pointed to Mr. Sterling. “How did you happen to show up in the nick of time, Tim?”

“Ida sent me. She got a phone call from Cori.” Mr. Sterling looked at Nessa. “Your sister tried to reach you on your phone and on the house line, but you didn’t answer. Ida sent me to check on you. I’m supposed to get her oregano while I’m here, too.”

“Two explanations down.” The sheriff crossed her arms, stood in spread-legged authority before a handcuffed Mr. Tennies. “Now it’s your turn, Tenner.”

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***** 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?

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