Luck chain letter (published). Death20 type. "Think Prayer" title. US, 1973?


"Trust in the Lord with all your might, and always acknowledge Him and He will light your 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 copy. THIS IS NO JOKE!! You will receive it in the mail. Send 20 copies of this letter to friends you think need good luck. Please do not send money. Do not keep this letter. It must leave within 96 hours after receiving it. A U.S. officer received $7,000; Don Elliott $60,000 but lost it because he broke the chain. While in the Philippines, Com. Mapak lost his life 6 days after receiving this copy. He failed to circulate the prayer. However, before his death he received $775,000 he had won. Please send 20 copies and see what happens to you on the 4th day.

Urban Folklore from the Paperwork Empire, Alan Dundes and Carl R. Pagter, American Folklore Society, Austin, 1975. Authors say of this type that many are untitled, and that text is quite fixed except for name variants (e.g. Com. Mapak, General Napat, General Hapak, General Napok, Gene Wapak). Format and date presently unknown. Close to 73-05 hence approximately dated 1973.


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