Luck chain letter. Good Luck type. "Dear Friend"
"Count nine dogs ..." US, 1926.
Dear Friend: Complying with
the request of my very good friend John in a letter received this tenth day
of February, 1926, in what he calls a good luck letter, I am sending you
a copy as he says not to break the chain of good luck.
In this world of striving to get ahead how often
we fail to take the time to think of the other fellow, yet what is finer
than a desire to see others than yourself succeed. It is in this spirit that
I transmit this letter to you and ask you not to break the chain.
Copy this letter and send it on nine persons to whom
you wish good luck. the chain was started by an American officer and as
it should go around the word three times, do not break the chain for whoever
does will have bad luck. Write nine letters within 24 hours. Count nine
dogs and you will have some good luck. With happiness and success to you
and your is my good luck wish. -Bert.
Published: The Evening Herald
(Klamath Falls, Oregon), Feb. 24, 1926. Page 6.
The reporter accepted the above miscopy "dogs" (for "days")
"One evidence of the persistence of this silly
weed is found in a chain letter now cumbering the mails of this city and
of this land. A copy follows:"
Entered by DWV, 1-23-2016.
"A list of the people who think it worth their while
to copy and transmit nine of these letters, and subsequently count nine
dogs, would be valuable in making up the Fools' Doomsday Book."
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