|Copyright: Janet Cameron|
"Illustrious brother of the sun and moon, look upon the slave who rolls at thy feet, who kisses the earth before thee, and demands of thy charity permission to speak and live. We have read the manuscript with delight. By the bones of our ancestors we swear that never before have we encountered such a masterpiece. Should we print it, His Majesty, the Emperor, would order us to take it as a criterion and never again print anything that was not equal to it. As that would not be possible before ten thousand years, all trembling we return this manuscript and beg thee ten thousand pardons. See my head at thy feet, and I am the slave of thy servant. - The Editor."
Personally, I think I would prefer the word "Rubbish!" scrawled across the front page.