Luck chain letter (published, "condensed"). Death-Lottery
type. Names. US, 1975.
Trust is the Lord with all your heart and in all thy ways acknowledge
Him and He will light the way.
This prayer has been sent to you for good luck. The original copy came
from the Netherlands. It has been around the world nine times. The luck
has been sent to you. You are to receive good luck within four days after
receiving this letter. It is NO JOKE. You will receive it in the mail. Send
20 copies of this letter to people you think NEED GOOD LUCK. Please do not
send money. It must leave within 96 hours after you receive it.
A U.S officer received $7,000. Don Elliott received $60,000 but lost
it because he broke the chain. While in the Philippines, Senator Walsh lost
his wife six days after he received this letter for he failed to circulate
the prayer. However, before his death, he received $775,000 - which he won.
Please send 20 copies and then see what happens on the fourth day
after. Add your name to the bottom of this list and leave the top name
off when copying this letter.
[Long list of names here]
This chain which comes from Venezuela was written by St. Antione de Cadi,
a missionary from South Africa. Since this chain must take a tour of the
world, you mail 20 copies identical to this one and send them to your friends,
parents, acquaintances, and after a few days you will get a surprise. This
is true even if you are not superstitious.
Take not of the following: Constance Dias received the chain in 1953.
She asked her secretary to make 20 copies and send them out. A few days later
she won the lottery of $2 million in her country. Charles Brent, an office
employee, received the chain. He forgot it and lost it. A few days later
he lost his job. He found the chain and sent it to 20 people. Nine days later
he found a better job. For no reason should this chain be broken. Make 20
copies and send them. In about nine days you will get a surprise.
"Condensed" text of
letter, names not listed, published in Fate, August 1975, "The Chain Letter
- Don't You Believe It!" by Harold Sherman (see bibliography). Text and paragraphing
exactly as transcribed there. Sherman, a "psychic," said he received it
from a well known friend whose name appeared last on a long list positioned
internally after the "D" block as indicated above.
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