Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 121

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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 120
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The silence following his words was almost as thick as the moisture in the air. Nessa stared at Mr. Tennies, unable to speak. When Jack moved closer, she clutched his hand more tightly. He looked like he wanted to throttle Mr. Tennies.

“New con? What new con?” Mr. Sterling was bewildered.

“They’re planning to pass off the Fountain of Youth as real.” Mr. Tennies spat into the dirt. “Some scam, huh? Almost as big as the last one.”

Jack said, “You called the Pryer, didn’t you, Mr. Tennies?”

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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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