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Norman,
Wonderful!  Thanks for sharing! I got a good chuckle!
Lubna

Norman Stahl wrote:

> Every writer has received rejection slips; too many of them for most.
> The "Financial Times" has quoted the "mother of all rejection slips",
> translated from a Chinese economic journal. It goes like this:
>
> We have read your manuscript with boundless delight. If we were to
> publish your paper, it would be impossible for us to publish any work of
> lower standard. And as it is unthinkable that in the next thousand years
> we shall see its equal, we are, to our regret, compelled to return your
> divine composition, and to beg you a thousand times to overlook our
> short sight and timidity.
>
> (It might be true.)
>
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> Northern Illinois University
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