(JCN: I sent the account details off to Barclays. Judging by their off-hand reply, I think they are in on the whole scam. View Reply)
The Bishop, barely controlling his anger, typed a terse message off to the Nigerian:
I must apologise profusely for the most appalling letter sent to you by the Mother Superior. I cannot begin to understand what she might have been thinking of. Please continue all future dealings with me.
Our immediate problem is that I am off to the Holy See on Friday morning, local time, so I only have one day to organise the transfer you require.
I will visit the bank tomorrow to facilitate the transfer.
Bishop of Chesbord.
He then flung open his door and stormed out to find the Mother Superior.