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An email from the daughter of a Nigerian treasury minister
by Doug Holder

Monday, July 30, 2007
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...I am sure you got these...

My deepest regards to you.

I ask to indulge your infinite patience,

with what I am to reveal,

and I appeal

to your mercy,

and may your sense of

wisdom and prudence

rule the day;

this is what I

have to say:

"You must know of my loss,

the diaspora of my people

how I fled to snow-capped


and then to the dungeons

in the depths of vine- crusted


The litany of crimes

I had to endure.

I live a life

of unspeakable troubles.

But still I

remain a soldier of God,

a higher calling

you know,

with no regret,

and continue my pilgrimage

for a Barclay's traveler's check."

Ibbetson Street
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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 7/31/2007
LOLOL!!!!!!!!!! Gad I hate spam mail (and Spam!). Here I am, needing help meself, and they want to cadge every last penny out of me pocket: nope. Don't know the addy, I delete, delete, delete!! LOL Well done, Doug.

Or else "they" say I won the lottery. That would be nice, if I played....LOL

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Leo Durrant 7/30/2007
Now that's funny.
Reviewed by D Johnson 7/30/2007
Thanks, I've been wondering where my letter went....

Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 7/30/2007
Oh yes, plenty of them. And in Australia many were caught in such deceits. Victor
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