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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 99

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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 98
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The desire to touch him, to comfort him, was strong. But she knew he’d draw away, thinking he was doing the right thing. He always wanted to do the right thing. She said, “Then we need to go back to the Fountain now.”

“What’s the point? We can’t collect enough water for both Tia Bella and me to bathe in. And even if we could, who knows what will happen?”

“You’re forgetting Bradley.” She was certain her brother could help, and she wasn’t going to let herself think about the possibility of Jack dying the moment the water touched him. She marched over to him and poked her finger against his shoulder. “You can stay here with Harey if you want. I’m going.”

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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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