Posted by Miss Marcia on February 07, 2000 at 12:05:34:
In Reply to: Re: Trading Post Update & a Cautionary Note posted by English Trader on February 07, 2000 at 11:51:01:
: To the Dear Lady, Miss Marcia:
: I am writing to implore you approach the goods offered by the French Trader with great care and a cautionary attitude. For it is well-known that French traders are unscrupulous in their methods of procuring goods from various and sundry sources, often without the consent of the owner of those wares. Why, in many cases, they cannot ask permission to remove goods from their owners, as said owners are DEAD! The French Traders are notorious for picking the remains from fallen soldiers and burned-out cabins on the northwest frontier, like so many vultures and wolves.
: Now, I do not wish to cast aspersions upon THIS French Trader, but they are all alike, dear Miss Marcia, and so I implore you to beware!! Even if his prices might be lower (which is another debate, I will add), his wares may have blood upon them!!
: I remain, as always,
: English Trader
Dear English Trader,
Ohdear, ohdear! Why, I never would have thought to mistrust someone so charming and dashing as the French Trader! Oh, my! I must think about this long and hard...while the practical side of my nature does love a bargain (AND good chocolate!), my genteel, ladylike upbringing would never allow me to purchase goods that have been acquired under questionable circumstances.
Such talk of "vultures" and "wolves" is most distressing to my sensitive soul. But, hey...I got a kitchen to run, doncha know...I'll have to ponder this a mite longer...say, until about June 22 or so! Keep me posted, by all means, though. I shall be most interested in any further information you obtain, regarding either your OWN wares or the illgotten gains of the French Trader!
Yours Most Graciously,
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