Luck chain letter with note. Variation of Flanders type
- probably a parody. No list. Five copies in 24 hours. US, 1932?
The Flanders Chain of Good Luck
This Messenger of good luck has been sent to me and
I am forwarding it to you for reasons which will be revealed as you journey
farther down the line. Do not under any circumstances, excepting
perhaps the end of the world break this chain but copy this manuscript
and inside of 24 hours transmit it into the hands of five friends to whom
you wish good Luck spelt with two capital letters. This started in
Flanders field it was written by the Unknown soldier the evening preceding
the Battle of Bunker Hill in Italy. Four days later as, doubtless
you already know he lost his life in the marshes which border Devils Lake,
but we are glad to inform you that we have recovered this work of a master
mind. It was found in a pop bottle on the bottom of Lake Nepessing
in the year 1932. This should encircle the globe three times do not
stop or delay it as you will have bad luck. The fourth day after it
has left your hands you will have good luck.
[The following was on separate sheet of paper]
It is positively remarkable how this prognostication has been carried
out so send it on and on the fourth day good luck will surely come your way.
Send this copy and four others do not keep this one under any conditions.
Wishing you the fulfillment of your hearts desires on the Fatal Fourth I
The Unknown Soldier's Son
Handwritten in pencil, on two pages
as documented above. No envelope, possibly handed out as instructed in
the text. Paragraphs preserved. No way to date other than the internal
"1932." With papers associated with a 1928 Flint, Michigan Central High
School year book. Provided by Dave Petersen. Originally part of ebay lot
3553462740 (unsold). Entered by DWV on 10/6/2003.
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