Luck chain letter.  Flanders type - reduced. Quota: three copies.  "It goes around the world three times."  A verified kill?  England, 1930.
Flanders Chain of Good Luck.
This was sent to me, and I send it to you within twenty-four hours so that the chain will not be broken. Make three copies and send to people whom you know to wish good luck.
This chain was started by an officer. It goes round the world three times. Do not stop. On the fourth day after receiving it good luck will befall you.

Published: The Winnipeg Tribune (Winnipeg, Canada), 17 June 1930, p. 13. Title: Broken Chains (From the New York Sun]. "One of its most recent appearances was at a coroner's inquest in London, where it was submitted in evidence. A widow who kept a tailor's shop committed suicide. Among her possessions was found the familiar letter: [as above]. On the fourth day after receiving it the widow was dead by her own hand. After reading the chain letter the coroner said: 'I dare say that this ridiculous chain letter worried the woman at a time when she could not stand more worry, and she took her life." But note that the above chain letter does not mention bad luck, and merely says "Do not stop".  Entered by DWV, Jan. 23, 2014.


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