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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 14

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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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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Audio Installment 14


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She was joking. Of course she was joking.

Harey could not have found the fuente. The spring had vanished. The hundred and fifty years he and Tia Bella had spent searching after Maria’s death had convinced him of that. No matter what century it was, things didn’t come true just because he wished them to.

But why did the Pryer’s source believe the Fountain was on Nessa’s property? He needed to find Moran Tennies and talk to him. Despite Nessa’s denial, he was pretty sure she knew the man. But she didn’t want to tell Jack where to find him. Mrs. Kuhn and Mr. Sterling hadn’t either. What was the big secret?

He followed Nessa to the office. “Do you think the person who called the Pryer’s hotline overheard you and Cori talking about Harey finding the Fountain?”

“No way. Cori and I were working here in the greenhouse, alone. No one was around.”

“Are you sure? What if the break-in later wasn’t a coincidence?”

“I thought of that too.” She brushed her hair from her face and her fingers trembled. “After, I started to wonder if someone was watching us.”

“Do you know who would?” He moved closer. He wanted to hold her in his arms and comfort her. He wanted to protect her, the same way he would have protected Maria.

Liar. What he wanted with Nessa was something far different than what he’d had with his sister.

“No,” Nessa said.

“What about why someone would?”


***** 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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