Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 91

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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 90
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Fifteen

“Inconclusive? What does that mean?” Jack sounded frustrated.

Nessa said, “It means the lab detected nothing abnormal in the chemical analysis.” She set Harey on the floor and paced the office, as troubled as Jack by the news. After pausing to brush a gob of sand off the paper they’d rescued from the puddle in the yard, she said, “The water sample submitted was moderately hard. It had a relatively high dissolved content of calcium and magnesium carbonates. Those compounds are usually present in water passing through underground limestone caverns.” When she finished reading, she handed the page to Jack. She picked up the second sheet and studied it.

 

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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:

Dream Stealer. Is stealing a dream better than losing your own?

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