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I have found an inheritance.

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You may not know me as I received your attention from a browser link. This is very important so please continue reading. This letter has the possibility of changing your life. With your help we can realise that dream.

My name is Locutus and I work at the Learning Institute of New UniX (LINUX). Our founding father was savagely mauled by a charging penguin and left us with, at this moment, 61,494,822 (sixty one million, four hundred and ninety four thousand,eight hundred and twenty two) specially compressed bytes of valuable digital zero's and ones. This incredible bounty is becoming more valuable and improving every day.

While I could be greedy and keep all of this digital goodness to myself it is not in my nature.

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