(HTMLized and lightly edited by Jed, 21 November 1996. Origin unknown; I didn't write it. Superstitious people should stop reading now.)
You have been sent a blessing. Those who have followed the instructions on this letter have received good fortune, as you will. The rewards of this letter supercede the promises of all other letters you may have received.
This is the final chain-letter you will ever send. It's instructions are simple, to receive the fortune that has graced those who have received this before you follow these steps.
Ignore or destroy all future chain-letters that you come in contact with. To send another chain-letter is to break the gift giving you by this letter.
If you have already received and sent this letter, and you are receiving it again, destroy this copy.
This letter will circle the globe, freeing its recipients from the need to send future chain-letters, and, its task completed, will eventually destroy itself in the same manner.
Not sending this letter curses you with ill-fortune that is the dark mirror of the good fortune you could have received. To ignore this letter is to receive the bad luck or ill-fortune mentioned in all future chain letters you will receive.
Only those who follow the instructions above will receive the double blessing of luck and freedom from all future chain-letters.
Just as sending it blessed you with the luck of all chain letters, not sending it curses you with the misfortune.. Sending another chain letter after this one brings the same misfortune as well.
This is the world's final chain-letter.