Luck chain letter (photocopy reported on USENET). Death-Lottery type. "St. Jude / It works / Pray for us." Love title. US, 1991.


This paper has been sent to you for good luck. The original is in New England. It has been around the world nine times. The luck has now been sent to you. You will receive good luck within four days of receiving this letter provided you pass it on.

This is no joke. You will receive good luck in the mail. Send copies to people you think need good luck. Don't send money as fate has no price. Do not keep this letter. It must leave your hands in 96 hours. An R.A.F. Officer received $70,000. It must leave your hands. Joe Elliot received $40,000 and lost it because he broke the chain. Please send twenty copies and see what happens in four days. The chain comes from Venezuela and was written by Saul Anthony DeGroup, a missionary from South America. Since the copy must tour the world you must make twenty copies and send them to friends and associates. After a few days you will get a surprise. This is true even if you are not superstitious. Do note the following: Constantine Dee received the chain in 1953. He asked his secretary to make twenty copies and send them out. A few days later he received two million dollars. Carle Daddit, an office employee, received the letter and forgot it had to leave his hands in 96 hours; he lost his job. Later after finding the letter again, he mailed twenty copies. A few days later he received a better job. In 1987, the letter received by a young woman in California was faded and barely readable. She promised herself that she would retype the letter and send it, but she put it aside as to do it later. She was plagued with various problems, including expensive car repairs. The letter did not leave her hands in 96 hours. She finally typed the letter as promised and got a new car. Remember, send no money. Please do not forget this.

St. Jude
It works,
Pray for us.

Posted on USENET alt.folklore.urban on May 19, 1991 by Kevin Phillips at UCSB. "This was received by my girlfriend's roommate at . . . the Southern California Gas Company." "All typos are part of the chain letter, which has no visible editing marks but has obviously been re-Xeroxed several times over." Supplied by Alan E. Mays. Physical copy missing from archive (6/29/2017).


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