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To: <***suppressed>
Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2003 17:55:46 -0700


Dear sir and/or madame,

Salutations, I am GRIMHELM WORMTONGUE, The son of late Counsellor
Grima Wormtongue of the Kingdom of Rohan.

My father was Chief Counsellor [equivalent to Prime Minister] to
late lamented king Theoden of Rohan. In his position my father
altogether legally and correctly acquired significant assets
throughout Rohan in order to protect the Kingdom from enemy
forces within and without.

In the course of lamentable events succeeding, my father was
illegally deprived of office and expelled from the Kingdom.
Before this he had with foresight already entirely legally
deposited the sum of M.500,000,000,000 in gold with the Bank of
Gondor (Minas Tirith).

While in exile in the north he was assaulted and murdered by a
band of northern pigmies. His family was obliged to seek refuge
in northern Dunland among some of our sympathisers.

My father left to me all documents necessary to retrieve the sum
of gold aforesaid from the Bank of Gondor (Minas Tirith).
However, in the current political circumstances my solicitor
believes it unwise for me to attempt to make the trip from
Dunland to Minas Tirith, and has recommended that I seek a
trustworthy foreign business partner into whose account this
money could be tranferred. This appears to
be the best option as we are unable to open an account in

Therefore we are seeking your trustworthy assistance and

You will provide information about your account that will enable
a deposit to be made in your name. I will contact the Bank of
Gondor (Minas Tirith) and inform them that the money is to be
placed into your account. Upon completion of the transaction
your share of the proceeds will be 15% net following deduction of
all transfer fees, that is M. 75,000,000,000. If the transaction
goes well we also look forward to maintaining you as a profitable
business partner for future ventures.

It goes without saying that I can expect your complete confidence
and secrecy in keeping this matter under wraps prefatory to

Please reach me at my email address:

Thank you and ERU bless.

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