Posted by E Lane on October 24, 1998 at 10:40:25:
While all you other Traders, Would Be Traders, Traitors, & Ghoul Trackers have been busily turning upon one another & engaging in backstabbing dealings I have outdone you! Through patience, courtesy, & *gasp* fair trade I have struck a deal with the English Trader. Not only have I received a previous post of His Majesty's Tea from the English Trader's mother country, I now have in my possession two exquisite Cooperisms!
'Tis true! The English Trader has delivered the goods ...
An 1859 edition of Wish-Ton-Wish & an 1860 edition of Satanstoe by the same publisher (W. A. Townshend & Co.) with lithographs by
iillustrator F. O. C. Darley. They are a matched set with the same brown cover and gold foil emblem of shield, swords, musket, powerderhorn, spear, & bow and arrow! They're beautiful! Both were published within a decade of Mr. JFC's passing (1851) ... and they're MINE!
So ... though in the Trading business it is true that crime does pay, it also wise to occasionally deal fairly & honestly. One never knows what one might stumble upon.
DT, CT, FT, & TT ..... ha ha!!!
Sincerely & Boastfully Yours,
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