Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 44

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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 43

 

“Good work, Tenspot.” Jack studied the marks in the thin ribbon of dirt Tenspot had exposed. “There are plenty of other footprints, too.”

“It’s a game trail,” Nessa said. “But not the same one we started out following.”

Tenspot nodded. “More animals use this one.”

“Maybe it leads to water.”

“You mean Harey really does know where a spring is?”

“I wouldn’t be surprised. Animals can smell water.” Nessa took Tenspot’s sandwich wrapping from him. She went across the clearing and retrieved the knapsack. She scooped up her uneaten sandwich and Jack’s and put them inside, along with the two cans of soda, then came back across the clearing and handed the knapsack to Jack. “I wish the little stinker hadn’t run off.”

Jack shouldered the knapsack. “We’ll find him.”

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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.
 The Demise of Fyne Literature. Who killed Fyne Literature? The Fictional Book Investigation Agency is on the case—and the lead investigator is closer to the culprit than he realizes.
 Dream Stealer. Is stealing a dream better than losing your own?
Walled In. When her father is accused of fraud, seventeen year old Vandy Spencer discovers her entire life has been built on a heart-shattering deception.
Taxing Pecksniffery. Flying frizzles! The year is 2176, a rebellion is brewing, and the boss wants a recon report. Ichann Count is all wet as a spy, but she plunges into the fray. Will she emerge with her memory banks intact?

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