Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 126

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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 125
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“No, he didn’t have a Swiss bank account.” Unless she could make Mr. Tennies see the truth, his bitterness was going to ruin his life—and Tenspot’s. “Bradley didn’t con anyone.”

“Uh, huh.”

She jammed her free hand into her raincoat pocket, touched Jack’s medal. She had a new understanding of how he must have felt when she wouldn’t believe him about the Fountain.

“Bradley was positive he’d made a breakthrough,” she said. “He put his heart, soul, and all our savings into his research. When he ran out of funds, he found a partner. But Dennis only wanted money. Bradley was innocent. He put his trust in the wrong man. Don’t you realize we’re as broke as you are?”

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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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