Writing Prompt: Write the Red Letter/the Dead Letter

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WRITING PROMPT: Red Letter/Dead Letter

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At a used book sale, you purchase a leather-bound volume. At home, you
thumb through the pages and an old letter tumbles out.

What does it say? Write the letter.

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