I need not have any money!
If you think you have seen them all, read this one. Around 1960, it was sent to the proprietress of the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, Germaine Krull, who remembers:
‘Our bill collectors had their problems. One debtor had left the French Embassy as an address and, when Ruang, the collector, called there, he was said never to have been there, but the officials were able to give him the man’s address. He called at the home and was given a sealed envelope which he brought in, assuming that it contained money. On opening it Ruang found the following extraordinary letter which he brought to me:
I received your letter of yesterday’s date. I am very sorry with the attitude shown me, especially when I am born the greatest Super human the world has ever known.
Didn’t you know dear Madam that by act of God and Nature and my parents I am created a super natural at Silom, Bangrak on the Monday, 28th September, 1896, at 7 a.m.
Well, let me tell you in this letter and by law of nature that a super natural need not have any money.
If you think I have to pay for the meals and etc. incurred in the Oriental Hotel you may with my greatest pleasure report my matter to the High Commission of Police of Thailand Nai Phow Sri Yanon or the highest authority in the country.
I wish to thank you very much here for your kindness and remember that kindness shall be returned for kindness and nothing else.
With nothing further but wish you good health, peace, happiness and prosperity and may God bless you and your family,
H W Berlandier
Thai Super Natural Extraordinary.”
‘What are we going to do with this?’ asked Ruang.
‘I never agreed to be responsible for supernatural beings in the hotel,’ I replied.
From our book THE ORIENTAL BANGKOK by Andreas Augustin and Andrew Williamson