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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 125

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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 124
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“Our lives were ruined, too.” Nessa sagged against Jack, remembering the trial and all that had happened before and after it. “Bradley was innocent. His partner, Dennis, stole the money from their company.”

“Yeah, right. His silent partner, the one the cops could never find any trace of.” Mr. Tennies snorted. “Bradley was guilty, all right. The facts were plain enough for a jury. Your brother traded on his reputation as a chemist to lure investors into believing he’d come up with a new drug that could cure cancer. But once he had the money stashed in his Swiss bank account, the research ground to a halt and his claims were exposed for the con scheme they were.”

Mr. Sterling whistled through his dentures. “He had a Swiss bank account? I don’t recall that. Golly, it’s like a movie.”

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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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