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From: chad7@______.ASU.EDU
To: Red Avenger
Subject: THE TRAGEDY OF DRAKERAFT.COM

Captain,

I think I have unraveled the mystery of the jollyroger. There are two Drake Rafts. One is the real person named Drake Raft and the other is the character in the Drake Raft Field Trip. The character in the D.R.F.T. is representative of Elliot McGucken and his struggle against the liberal establishment at Princeton. Cliff is the real Drake Raft and Timber is Becket Knottingham. I hope I have figured it out.

I have just finished reading the Drake Raft Field Trip and I thought it was excellent. I was very interested in Sycorax's speech to the Princetonians After Dark and the jollyrogers near the end of the book. I just finished writing a paper for a class called the Human Event here for the Arizona State University Honors College. The class is centered around trying to find the truth in the works of the Western Canon. But anyway, the paper I wrote was on the topic of whether or not I thought Plato's society in The Republic was just or unjust. I never thought of his society being similar to that of the liberal agenda as Elliot had it in Sycorax's speech. I was very impressed.

Fighting the battle against the postmodernists here on the western front, Chad D.


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From: butlerh@wkac.ac.uk
To: mcgucken@augustus0.physics.unc.edu
Subject: Drake Raft

Hello there Elliot.. You may be wondering who the hell i am.. well i met you two summers ago in Linda's bar on Franklin St. I was the English nanny, friends with the spanish girl Pillar. Well anyway i read your book that you sold me..The Drake Raft Field Trip (The Tragedy of Drake Raft). I was really engrossed by it when i took it babysitting with me and their dogs decided they wanted it for lunch.. So now i am left at the part where they were gonna have a concert?? What the hell happened at the end.. please tell me.. I hope that you are still using this Email. from Hazel Butler.

THE CAPTAIN RESPONDS: Avast! I've seen liberals do the same thing to Shakespeare! Of course we'll send ye a new on!


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From: ugmtjh6961@-------
To: drake@jollyroger.com
Subject: I know your pen

Captain, or maybe I should say Elliot,

Ahoy how ye be good matie? I tried to send this mail once, but apparently I have screwed up and will have to send it again. I have just finished reading your news letter for this month. It says you're a ghost. Well I will tell you Captain or maybe I should say Elliot, I know your pen, and the true answer to the mystery of the Jolly Roger. I haven't spoken until now out of love for your work. The fact still stands that by any name you hold a pretty pen. I have read The Drake Raft Field trip and loved it. I tip my hat to ye, to speak the truth can be a hard thing to do. At the same time running a ship can be a hard thing to do as well. I dabble both in html and in writing poetry, and I lend my fingers or my pen to your service. I currently am going to order my own copy of the D.R.F.T. and your sonnets, I would like to support the good ship as much a possible. If there was a time when I wanted to send the good ship a picture, a little art work, how would I go about it? Take care of yourself Elliot, may the Lord protect you and keep you.

At the Good Ship's service,
John Harrell

THE CAPTAIN RESPONDS: At yer service, matie, and God bless ye too. Please feel free to send any poetry or artwork to www.jollyroger.com.



From: WRalph@----
To: drake@jollyroger.com
Subject: the drake raft field trip

elliot-

i am loving your book. every un-PC joke my brother and i ever made is in there - the far side lab guy, lesbegay magazine and feminist literature (clittorally speaking is perfect) and the chinese assistant who speaks no english etc etc. i love the kids' reactions to everything, like response of pretending to be homeless to increase sensitivity. i guess they're what older people call refreshing but it's just that they are what we all think and no one says. there is some author, and of course i can't remember who it is right now, whom i love just because he/she always knows exactly what is going on in people's heads. em forster maybe. i'll remember later. all the college stuff is totally true to life - the secret societies, the social life, the theater people, and i love the fact that drake got kicked out of class b/c his poems rhymed. every little nuance actually exists. the people are reminding me of friends of mine. it's great. i hope this jolly roger mission of yours succeeds. if i weren't here, i'd help. write back. weatherly


From: Alicia Triche
To: drake@jollyroger.com
Subject: QUALITY

Hi--

Okay, I don't know who you guys are, I've only breezed through most of the pages in this web site in, like, the past five minutes (so, did that letter to Rolling Stone actually get published?) but I just have to tell you something!!

I just read the first bit of the excerpt you have from the Drake Raft Field trip thing, and it's actually really good!! Let me explain how exciting this is to me--I NEVER think anything is good that was written after, say, 1950 or so. I am sick and I mean SICK of gratuitous, insincere, disgusting references to whatever bodily fluids will get people published. Like, the swishy butt in "Even Cowgirls Get the Blues," and basically every story Walter Kirn ever wrote, and for God's sake, I just read something by modern "acclaimed" author Jessica Treadway that talks about breast milk! NONE of this was actually an integral part of any, like, PLOT, either.

But this story you guys have posted, it's pretty sincere, and you've got the language of our generation down pretty accurately, and it was a lovely experience for me, to read it. I've always had this fantasy that there would be modern books that match the quality of all the classics I love to read--is that what you guys are about?

Please don't put me on a mailing list or anything; I don't have any money to buy anything, I am just some grad school spit-out trying to squeak by & find a permanent job but maybe one day, after I figure out how to get my own novels published you guys can say hey! We knew her when! She was going around looking for Fitzgerald in a hay stack-- but meanwhile, I just wanted to say, good job, and I really mean that, And I haven't seen anything quite so brilliant in anything I've read that was written so recently.

Sincerely,
Alicia


From: "C. Lyle"
To: drake@jollyroger.com
Subject: The Word

I can't believe that I sat here and read this whole thing. It's almost 3:00 am and I don't usually read this much this late. I would normally copy it and read it later, but I just couldn't stop reading. I know I will be thinking about this for days to come. The story comes at you from all angles, and has an incredible mixture of ideas. I love where you seem to be going with this. I can't wait to read the rest of the story.

and it had that fresh smell to it-- you know, that one fresh springy smell that doesn't really smell like anything except for itself. You know the kind I mean, and if you don't, you're missing out , so first chance you have, go out sometime right after an afternoon June thunderstorm, and breathe deeply, and then you'll know what I mean.

Yes, I know what you mean. It revives your soul and makes you want to live forever. Crissala


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