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Stephen Hathorne is a 19th century naval Lieutenant who is shipwrecked on the Florida coast, meets up with some local natives, goes to St. Augustine with them and travels to a spring deep in the Florida wilderness to find some old guy living there. Turns out he knows the guy who sends him on a time traveling journey to the future where he meets his future wife and they have to stop a madman from the near future from coming back and destroying history. They get married and have a son. Guess who the son is? Well, anyway, the spring is eluded to being the "Fountain of Youth" and an explanation is offered (a sci-fi one of course!).
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   very upbeat FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Time Travel:    -   from our past to our present Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Time Travel story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   20's-30's


Terrain    -   Water Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   some scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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