Do not despair.

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  1. Skyhook

    Skyhook

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    Sitting by the window of her convent, Sister
    Barbara opened a letter from home one evening.
    Inside the letter was a $100 bill her parents had sent.

    Sister Barbara smiled at the gesture.
    As she read the letter by the window, she noticed a
    shabbily dressed stranger leaning
    against the lamp post below.

    Quickly, she wrote, "Don't despair. Sister Barbara,"
    on a piece of paper, wrapped the $100 bill in it,
    got the man's attention and tossed it out the window to him.
    The stranger picked it up, and with a puzzled expression and a
    tip of his hat, was gone.

    The next day,
    Sister Barbara was told that a man was at her door,
    insisting on seeing her.
    She went down, and found the stranger waiting.
    Without a word, he handed her a huge wad of $100 bills.
    "What's this?" she asked.
    "That's the $8,000 you have coming Sister," he replied.
    "Don't Despair paid 80-to-1."

    (Particularly fitting since Saratoga, just to the south, is in full-swing.)