Luck chain letter. Flanders type - reduced. Quota:
three copies. "It goes around the world three times." A verified
kill? England, 1930.
Flanders Chain of Good Luck.
This was sent to me, and I send it to you within twenty-four hours so that
the chain will not be broken. Make three copies and send to people whom
you know to wish good luck.
This chain was started by an officer. It goes round the world three times.
Do not stop. On the fourth day after receiving it good luck will befall
Published: The Winnipeg Tribune
(Winnipeg, Canada), 17 June 1930, p. 13. Title: Broken Chains (From the
New York Sun]. "One of its most recent appearances was at a coroner's
inquest in London, where it was submitted in evidence. A widow who kept
a tailor's shop committed suicide. Among her possessions was found the familiar
letter: [as above]. On the fourth day after receiving it the widow was dead
by her own hand. After reading the chain letter the coroner said: 'I dare
say that this ridiculous chain letter worried the woman at a time when she
could not stand more worry, and she took her life." But note that the above
chain letter does not mention bad luck, and merely says "Do not stop".
Entered by DWV, Jan. 23, 2014.
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