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Jack and The Fountain of Youth — Installment 69

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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 68

 

Nessa looked at the jar. “Bradley gets out of prison on Monday.”

“Prison?” Jack repeated. “Is that why you didn’t want to talk about him?”

“The press made a circus out of his trial, Jack. I was afraid the same thing would happen again because of his release.” She twisted the damp towel. “Even though you’re a reporter, I think my brother will like you.”

He blinked. “Bradley’s your brother?”

She nodded. “He’s a chemist. That’s what gave me the idea about the water from the Fountain.”

“What idea?”

“Bradley can analyze the sample, and learn what makes the water so special.”

“He can?” Jack felt dazed.

“He’s really smart.”

“He’d be willing to do that? To help me?”

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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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