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Twenty five million, million dollars? Surely not.

He wrote:


Good Sir,

I appreciate your recognition Sir. As Abbot, I am head of this Monastery in ALL ways. I always have the upper hand.

Forgive me for getting slightly confused, I am only recently starting to understand what you are talking about. The amount you mention, '$25.000,000 million dollars', seems very large. Correct me if I am wrong but is that 25 million million dollars? You mention it twice in your letter but I cannot believe it; it is so large. I think it is more than the GNP of Australia. Are you sure about the amount?

I am sorry, Mr Justice, but Friar Tuck is a bad apple and while the Hooded Council has reprieved him from dismissal from the Monastery I believe that he must be made an example of. This is an internal affair and I would counsel you not to interfere.

I am uncertain about what you mean when you talk of $3,000. I am to send this to some lawyer but who, and how, and when?

Yours sincerely,

Abbot Costello.

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For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it.

- Ecclesiastes 7:12.

Pleased with having resisted the telepathy of the brandy for so long he poured himself a drink, sat in a arm chair and proceded to dream...


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