Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 57

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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 56

 

Jack studied her. “Do you?”

About as clearly as if she’d been trying to peer through eyeglasses coated with petroleum jelly. “Sure, Jack. Umm, let me count. You’re almost five hundred years old.”

Tenspot said, “That’s even older than my dad.”

Jack half-smiled. “Way older.”

Nessa said, “Are you sure you haven’t been here more recently, Jack? And that all this Fountain of Youth baloney is a cover so you can find out about Bradley?”

He met her gaze. “I swear this has nothing to do with Bradley, Nessa. I never heard his name until you said it this morning. The last time I visited this part of La Florida was in the company of an expedition led by my uncle, Juan Ponce de León.”

“He was your uncle?” Tenspot blinked. “I learned about him in school.”

“So did Jack,” Nessa said.

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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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