Luck chain letter. Nested Good Luck. Expanded
linkage. Affirmation. Closing. Incipient lists. Quota nine. US, 1926.
Mr. Morris Rose has sent me this
Good Luck Letter and I am sending it on so as not to break the chain of
good luck. Among others, I am sending it to you and ask you, as I
have been asked, not to break the chain. Copy this and send it to nine person
to whom you wish good luck. Write nine letters and send them within twenty-four
hours. The chain was started by an American officer and should go around
the world three times. Do not break the chain, for whoever does will have
bad luck. Count nine days and you will have some good luck in that time.
This prediction has been fulfilled since this chain was started. With success
for you and yours, let us go smiling through 1926. . .
Peter S. Dohm to Heywood Broun.
Published: Reading Times
(Reading, Pennsylvania), 31 Aug. 1926, p. 6. Column: It Seems to
Me by Heywood Broun. "That I shall have bad luck after breaking the chain
I do not doubt. It is the good luck in the promise which leaves me skeptical.
According to Mr. Dohm, I must wait nine days, which is much too long, and
in addition lands me in the middle of the week when there are no poker games."
Entered by DWV, Jan. 23, 2014.
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