Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 122

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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 121
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The dark eyes gleamed with malice. “That’s right. Moran Tennies, Sr., scandal sheet tipster, at your service. Called the Luminary, too.”

Nessa said, “But why?”

His lips curled into a sneer. “I have to earn a living somehow. My wife and I had a successful partnership as investment counselors until I made the mistake of buying into your brother’s last fraudulent scheme. We lost everything we owned, including our reputation.”

Jack said, “What are you talking about?”

Mr. Tennies flicked a glance at him. “Don’t act like you don’t know. Nessa told you yesterday about Bradley being in prison.”

Nessa blinked. “How could you know that?”

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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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