Luck chain letter. Ancient Prayer. "Read carefully
and well the underwritten." US, 1910.
Read carefully and well the
underwritten. Make your wish while writing it. Oh Lord Jesus, I implore thee
to bless all mankind. Keep us from all evil and take us to dwell in eternity
with thee. This is an exact copy of an ancient prayer. Copy it and see what
It is said in Jerusalem that he who will copy this prayer for nine days,
and send it each day to nine different friends will the 9th day experience
some great joy and be delivered from calamity.
But he who will not copy this prayer will meet with misfortune. Beginning
this day make a wish while writing and do not break the chain. The prayer
must not be signed.
From: Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa
Cruz, California), 17 Aug. 1910, p.2. Title: "Chain Prayers in Santa
Cruz" "That fools in Santa Cruz are not yet dead is apparent from the great
number of chain players, similar to the one appended, which are in circulation
in Santa Cruz at the present time."
Editing: "joy" was "day", "take us" was "tokens". Entered by DWV, Sept. 16,
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