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MY TWELFTH JOURNAL ENTRY
nigerianprince
A GOOD LIFE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, MY FRIENDS.

I HAVE NOT WRITTEN IN A WHILE BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN UNFAIRLY HARASSED BY SEVERAL PRIVATE ARMIES AND GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES. THEY ARE AFTER THE FORTUNES MY FATHER (KING OF THE EDO (BENIN) PEOPLE IN NIGERIA, DECEASED) LEFT ME.

BUT NOW I CAN NOT STAY SILENT ANY LONGER. HISTORY WILL ABSOLVE ME.

I HAD NOT REALIZED THIS BEFORE, BUT MR. JOHAN REUEL RONALD TOLKIEN, A MILLIONAIRE HIMSELF, HAS UNFAIRLY TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF THE STORY OF MY PEOPLE.

MY GRANDFATHER, ODAYON "THORIN" OGADENGBE, THEN KING OF THE EDO (BENIN) PEOPLE OF NIGERIA, WAS FREQUENTLY IN CONTACT WITH MR.TOLKIEN SENDING HIM MANY LETTERS, TELEGRAMS AND CARRIER PIGEON MESSAGES ASKING FOR HIS FINANCIAL HELP IN PROFITABLE BUSINESS PLANS.

NOW I LEARN THAT MR.TOLKIEN TOOK THE PERSONALITY AND IDEAS OF MY GRANDFATHER, SHOWN TO HIM IN GOOD WILL, AND WROTE A BOOK ABOUT IT.  IT IS CALLED "THE HOBBIT." MR.TOLKIEN HIMSELF IS PRESENTED AS THE HOBBIT, WHILE MY GRANDFATHER KING ODAYON OGADENGBE IS A DWARF CALLED THORIN OAKENSHIELD. TO CALL A PROUD EDO (BENIN) MAN A DWARF IS INCREDIBLY RACIST. AND APPARENTLY "OGADENGBE" SOUNDS LIKE "OAKENSHIELD" TO MR.TOLKIEN.

THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN MY GRANDFATHER AND THE CHARACTER THORIN ARE TOO NUMEROUS TO LIST, BUT FORTUNATELY A PERSON NOT OF MY ACQUAINTANCE HAS CHOSEN TO PUBLISH THE ORIGINAL LETTER FROM MY GRANDFATHER, HIS MAJESTY KING ODAYON "THORIN" OGADENGBE.

TAKE A LOOK YOURSELF:
 

Dear MR BAGGINS, Fellow Conspirator,

I am Thorin Oakenshield, descendant of Thrain the Old and grandson of Thror who was King under the Mountain. I am writing you to discuss our plans, our ways, means, policy and devices for rescuing our treasure from the dragon Smaug. [AND SO ON AND SO ON...]

I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING FROM THE DESCENDANTS OF MR.TOLKIEN, PARTICULARLY MR.CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN, WHO HAS MADE FURTHER MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ABUSING THE GOOD NAME OF MY GRANDFATHER, AND THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY WHOSE RIGHTFUL OWNER THROUGH INHERITANCE I AM. A SUM OF $10'000'000 WOULD BE APPROPRIATE FOR THIS CRIME TO BE PAID BY MR.CHRISTOPHER TOLKIEN TO ME.


MAY YOUR WEALTH FLOW IN FOUNTAINS.

YOURS,
WILLIAM JULIUS OGEDENGBE
NIGERIAN PRINCE

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