December 27, 2003

Man, those spammers catch on quick.

I just got a piece of spam with the following text appended; the spammers get better and better at defeating the spam filters:

Was not the door closed? asked the Princess Yes, your Highness; I am sure it was; for when I opened it Dorothy's white kitten crept out and ran up the stairs The rails were lined with officers and men straining their eyes for the first sight of their beloved VATERLAND after a long foreign cruise, and a ringing cheer, as from a thousand throats, came faintly to Rob's ear Hearing this, Dorothy and the Wizard exchanged startled glances, for they remembered how often Eureka had longed to eat a piglet Again the scene changed, and within a dingy, underground room, hemmed in by walls of stone, and dimly lighted by a flickering lamp, a body of wild-eyed, desperate men were plighting an oath to murder the Emperor and overthrow his government

It appears to be a selection of lines from public-domain e-texts. There's an Oz book in their, obviously; anyone recognize the other bits?

Posted by Will Duquette at December 27, 2003 05:00 PM

Felicity said:

Ok, I think Baum is the key, as a number of the other scraps googled to:

The Master Key, by L Frank Baum
(as in, Mr. "Wizard of Oz" Baum...)

the public text was located at:

http://www.worldwideschool.org/library/books/youth/adventure/TheMasterKey/

Hi Will!

Will Duquette said:

Hey, thanks, Felicity! It's been a long time since we've heard from you--how goes it?