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Twirling his tail in his hand the Devil paces back and forth. “Which should I contact?” he wondered, “Holland? Or Spain?” He took his fork and prodded an accountant into a pool of boiling brimstone and cheered up a bit. “If he floats, Spain; if he sinks, Holland” he decided. The pool seethed for a few minutes and then went calm. “Holland it is.” He took up his pen:


Good Sir,

You do not know me.

I have been given your name by the Reverend Taribo West, as God-fearing and pious a gentleman as you are likely to meet in his part of the world. I understand that you list him amongst your friends, and I envy you greatly for it Sir. Such generous and philanthropic gentlemen as rare in anyone's life. You should count yourself blessed.

I must confess up front to be being a little hazy on the finer details of what seems to be transpiring between the good reverend and myself but by his account you, or at least your company, is holding four million dollars in trust for me. Even as I type this I find it hard to believe and I hope that you will reassure me as to the truth of the account. Such bequests are rare in my church and I am still pinching myself to see if it is really true. And what bequests we do get are usually linked to Switzerland, not Holland.

I suppose my question to you is, assuming that it is all true, what do I do now?

Yours capriciously,

Nick Lucifer.

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The Brimstone Chapel,
964/502 Victoria Street,
NORTH MELBOURNE, 3051,
Victoria Australia.

Phone: (+613) 9838 4333
Fax : (+613) 9328 5338


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