A letter from Germany’s most important literary publisher!
It’s from their royalty department! I’ll be able to pay off my credit card, or maybe my mortgage.
My contribution to the volume, 2.5 pages, gives me a share of the sales of 22 books last year which adds up to a total of 0.11 Euros due to me.
Unfortunately, they don’t have my bank account number and so will be paying me 0.00 Euros. Too bad. It was a good essay nestled between essays by the other travelers who made the trip up the Drina River between the wars: Thomas Deichmann, I, Peter Handke, and Zarko Radakovic.
Later that day, however, while walking, I found this $20 bill.
Granted, a fifth of it is missing, so it’s probably only worth $16. And there’s the slight problem of the Russian CYBEHNP and the COPY stamp and the CRUGER name.
Otherwise, it was a most lucky day.