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August 10, 2006
The following email popped up in our inbox the other day, sent from a "Bella Houston" to our general reviews address, with a subject line of trailer park feces.

"Tsang-yang promptly denied that he had left such clue. Herefused to have anything to do with you or me unless I gave himthe wallet as security.
I was recently in jail, said the Tibetan, as if he thought theboast should recommend him.
I want to see his soul torn from his body!
He is a black-souleddevils offspring and a liar, whose oath is no good.
Herefused to have anything to do with you or me unless I gave himthe wallet as security. By gad, where did you find that Hercules?
The caravan proceedeth, and the dogs lick, each hisown wounds, in the dust.
We told them howour porters had all run away and left us when we were attackedby bandits.
We stood them both in front of us and sat down with our backsagainst the loads. I could have guessed it, said Chullunder Ghose.
So you would like to come with us, in the hope of finding Rait sahib? It is they who have the disposition of all corpses. How did you come to possess Raits wallet!
He cured the King of the United States of leprosy.
But the worst of it was that Tsang-yangs semi-western air ofindependence was beginning to return.
If youpay me well enough I will be your friend and not betray you.
But he was not dead; I could feel him breathing. This mark on my cheek is from the whipthey used. No need, therefore, to goto him; you have come to him, .
On the outside of the wallet were the letters E. You, too, are looking for that chiling, andmen say you always succeed in everything you attempt.
Tsang-Mondrong promptly denied ever having seen the wallet.
He is now on his way to cure the gallstonesof a chieftain of Ladakh by means of magic poultices.
Youwould give me the slip just as he did, I come with you. I crept through the dark and Grim followed.
Where did you get that scar on cheek-bone?
Am mystically minded meditator much confused by philosophicthinking . However, Tsang-Mondrong refused to say why he had wished Tsang-yang to have it.
But I read the letter beforeyou received it. You are not paidagent of Tibetan Government? Neither man offered to try to escape; they wereboth too tired. Youwould give me the slip just as he did, I come with you. He isproduct of bad food, blizzards and religion!
Regretting the admission, he began, too late,to shake his head.
Where did you get that scar on cheek-bone?
He was afraid, but fear hadmade a man of him again. Ragyabas areoutcasts who live in unspeakable filth on the outskirts of towns. But he was not dead; I could feel him breathing."

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It is indeed tough to ignore an email with a subject line of trailer park feces.

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Eric J Herboth
Eric J. Herboth is the founder, publisher and Managing Editor of LAS magazine. He is a magazine editor, freelance writer, bike mechanic, commercial pilot, graphic designer, International Scout enthusiast and giver of the benefit of the doubt. He currently lives in rural central Germany with his two best friends, dog Awahni and cat Scout.

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