Luck chain letter (French, published). Lottery. Quota 24 copies. France, 1987.
English translation follows French text.

On me l'envoie, je vous l'adresse, cette chaine veint du Venezuela où elle a été trouvée par un légionnaire et doit faire le tour du monde.  Attention à ce qui suit.

M. Bougerol la reçoit fait 24 copies, les envoie et 9 jours plus tard il gagne à la loterie national.

M. Dabeau la reçoit, fait 24 copies. Sa situation s'ameliore rapidement.

M. Pradel la brule, sa maison est detruite, ses parents perdent la vie et il se retrouve à l'hopital.

M. Brille la jette et il meurt 5 jours après.

M. Galoalda l'oublie, il perd sa situation, il envoie finalement 24 copies et retrouve un poste important.

En aucun cas cette chaine ne doit être dedruite. Faites 24 copies et envoyez les et dans 9 jours en evénément Heureux arrivera.


From: Jean-Loic Le Quellec, "Des lettres Célestes au 'copy-lore' et au 'screen-lore': des textes bons à copier", Réseaux, no. 74, Nov.-Dec. 1995, pp. 145-190. Issy-les Moulineaux (Hauts-de-Seine, France), ISSN 075-7971. Text L-7, p. 175.  Le Quellec's documentation (translated): "Letter copied in ballpoint pen on a sheet or ruled binder paper, and received in 1987 by the sub-director of the National Training School of Saint-Barthelemy-d' Anjou."  Provided by Prof. Jean-Bruno Renard, Univ. Paul-Valéry, Montpellier, France. Digitized by DWV.

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English translation by Sarah E. Winter:


     Someone sends it to me, I address it to you, this chain comes from Venezuela where it had been found by a legionnaire and must make the circuit of the world.  Pay attention to what follows.

M. Bougerol receives it makes 24 copies, sends them and 9 days later he wins the national lottery.

M. Dabeau receives it, makes 24 copies.  His situation improves rapidly.

M. Pradel burns it, his house is destroyed, his parents lose their lives and he finds himself in the hospital.

M. Brille throws it away and he dies 5 days afterwards

M. Galoalda forgets about it, he loses his job, he finally sends 24 copies and finds again an important position.

In no case should this chain be destroyed.  Make 24 copies and send them and in 9 days a Happy event will occur.



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