[Ansteorra] a new twist ...
philippa at ev1.net
Fri Aug 16 11:09:17 PDT 2002
I love it!!!
As an investigator for a large bank, I've seen more than my share of "914"
letters, as they are called. This is a hoot.
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From: "Jay Yeates" <jyeates at realtime.net>
To: <ansteorra at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 1:09 PM
Subject: [Ansteorra] a new twist ...
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> .. on a old spam currently making the rounds (snagged from another
> scadian list)
> Dear Sir,
> I am an Uruk of Mordor, charged with the discovery of a number of
> valuable treasures within Moria. It has come to my notice that the
> mithril hoard previously owned by Ori of the land of Moria has been
> found by one of our cave-trolls. Under our laws, the hoard will be
> shared between our lord Sauron and the local Balrog, but so far
> neither knows the extent of the treasure.
> Sir, I come to you as a respectful businessperson in order that we
> may derive some profit ourselves from this venture, I would wish that
> I could arrange for
> the transfer of half of the find to yourself, costing roughly 20,000
> silver pennies. From this amount, I will then arrange for a further
> such that 25% remains your own, 5% goes for sundry costs (including
> hire of strong Rohan horses for use in transportation), 5% is given
> in bribe to the cave troll to ensure the quantity reported to our
> respective Lords is adjusted, 65% belongs to myself and my fellow
> In order that this be accomplished, I ask only that you provide
> details of:
> Your willingness to participate in this venture,
> Confirmation that you will not speak of this venture to anyone else,
> or wear any magic rings,
> Your race and land of residence,
> The location of your local Palantir or identity of your preferred
> message-carrying bird or beast,
> Your given name, and any name you are known by in the Western lands,
> The number of ponies you possess.
> I look forward to your returning correspondence, which can be
> whispered to any passing magpie. I trust that you will ensure that no
> other dark feathered birds come to hear of this transaction.
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