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  • My Dear Ruth,

    Your letter simply could not have arrived at a more opportune moment. Just the other day I asked myself, I said "Ben, how the H E double L O (please forgive my French) are you going to manage this?" and then along comes your letter and Wah-Lah my prayers are answered.

    See, this is the situation is which I presently find myself. I have am trapped a continent away from from home. Therefore it is with ease and empathy that I can sincerely and directly connect with your most grievous refugee status. It sucks big time. Don't I know.

    Yes indeedy, my heart is on an island on the other side of the world and I trapped here scrappin' and scrapin' to make the almighty dough-ray-me. I know I have the draft, second draft mind you not a woosley old first draft, a second draft of a Guaranteed 100% Academy Award winning screenplay. There are also a couple of novels in shoe boxes and folders somewhere on this hard drive. But like I said, this is a red carpet ride manuscript. 100%. Straight up.

    If you are as excited as I am by the prospects then here is your chance to get in on the ground floor of this spectacular opportunity. I know your funds could keep me going strong to finish the screenplay and get the attention of Moguls and mongrels from Hollywood to Bollywood and back.

    Together we could be the A Team Ruth. With your generous backing I am willing to go 50-50 on all proceeds this major motion picture is sure to generate.

    Now I might have mixed and matched some metaphors here but as they say all is fair in art and the pursuit of funding.

    Lacking proper banking details and not trusting world orders new and otherwise, if you are up with this then get the cash in bills of USD 100 and and less. My calculations show they would fit in 4-5 large cases and bring them or have them brought to the Bass Harbor Town float after dark on the evening of November 14th. I will have an autographed copy of the manuscript for you in exchange.

    Until then,

    I remain,
    your faithful servant and ardent scribbler
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