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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


mountains,


and then to the dungeons


in the depths of vine- crusted


jungles.


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.
Leo
Reviewed by D Johnson 7/30/2007
Thanks, I've been wondering where my letter went....

thanks,
Dan
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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