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As part of the website, [1], various newsletters are sent out, some of them containing clues.

Newsletter 1

After signing up for the newsletter, the following email is received:

You're about to enter...

First let's start this by saying, "thank you."

There's a word into which dreams can come true. This email is your
gateway to that word and more that will open your mind and your

Imagine a field - a field of yellow... yellow labs running free,
playful, and enjoying each other's company. But in their hearts they
are not complete. They miss an integral part of their being and the
thing that makes their existence complete. That one thing is the "word"
for which we all search - mankind and labkind.

But first a story.

I was checking into a hotel and a dapper porter escorts me to my room.
As we're going up the elevator in total silence I decide to ask him
his name. He replies, "Mandrake Wig" and immediately starts to explain
the odd name, his German ancestry, and his mother's preoccupation with
botany. He ends the story by saying, "my friends just call me Manny."

We continue talking about our lives, hopes, and dreams as I'm getting
settled in my room. When he's done I offer a generous tip but he
refuses saying, "Let me give you a tip, a single word that will enrich
your life, as it has mine." I accept.

The next day I go to the front desk to leave a tip for Manny. They tell
me no such person works there. I question everyone with no luck. I
think about what he told me and write down his name so I don't forget
it. As I write I see something in the letters. I rearrange a few and
create the words, "waking dream."

The word he gave me that day was - YOU.

Yours truly, Dr. Vincent "Wally" Bole

Newsletter 2

On June 29, 2006, this newsletter was sent out:

Dear friends,

I want to thank you all for registering for my newsletter. Things in the world
of Bole and the Retrievers of Truth are very exciting as of late. The RoT is
getting worldwide recognition and I will be appearing on several television
shows in Korea and Australia in the very near future.

The other day I was walking along the river, Bien Ecouter, near a friend's home
in Switzerland. I was contemplating the nature of things and eating a
buttercream torte when a yellow lab came out of nowhere and blocked my path. I
stood motionless for what seemed like an eternity stunned by this intrusion all
the while wondering what the creature's intentions were.

The yellow lab is a highly evolved creature, as I have stated on my website and
in my many books. When they venture into our personal space it is usually for a
reason and at this moment I could not fathom what this particular stranger
wanted of me? Had he heard of me from other retrievers? Did he sense my
willingness to communicate? Was this all just a coincidence?

After a few seconds our eyes locked and we communicated. He stated his name was
"Wand Prowess." He then stated that I should remember his name, "not as it is
but as it can be." Then he began what seemed like a poem, "In the Pacific I'm in
the ocean bare, when I'm up north I'm the sea bear." I tried to question both
statements but he just looked at me, turned and as he was about to walk away he
said, "I'll leave you with two things to ponder" and he then turned and ran off.
These are they:

Maslow's hierarchy

Keep who's eye on the prize?

I only tell you these tales of my journeys to entertain. But I do hope these
incidents in my life will inspire you to look more deeply into your own.

Yours truly, Dr. Vincent "Wally" Bole

PS: Consuming a diet high in fiber can be beneficial to the BLOOD.

Newsletter 3

On July 17, this newsletter was sent out:

Dear friends,

Thank you for supporting the Retrievers of Truth. You unwavering loyalty
and patronage are what keep me working so hard to get the truth out there
about the Labrador. Things are going very well for the organization and for
myself. I would not be speaking to you if it were not for your belief.

Today I would like to talk to you about something that has effected us all
at one time or another - change. Change is the nature of existence. Do you
think the now mighty and mentally superior Labrador retriever was always
such a symbol of canine superiority? Definitely not.

I myself have experienced change in my life. An awakening or rebirth of
sorts. And from that change came personal growth. A flowering, if you will.
When a young yellow is but a pup he hasn't the slightest inkling of the
changes he will endure. He goes though life as a pet only to later become
the true master.

I can't tell you how to overcome change but I can tell you to look to the
future. Aim for the stars. Pick a point in your mind that you want to reach
and allow yourself to change - to adapt and be ready for anything that might
come your way.

Like a wise old yellow once told me, "If I didn't change my mind, I'd be
thinking the same things every single day."

Yours truly, Dr. Vincent "Wally" Bole

Newsletter 4

As of July 21, this newsletter is sent out:

Dear friends,

I'm a truly honored to have so many loyal and dedicated fans and supporters.
I wish I could sit down with each and every one of you and discuss my work
and the science of what I do but alas, that would be too time-consuming for
the both of us.

I understand you all took my advice to heed change. Or at least a few of you
read my words and took note of it and that's all I can ever ask. Remember
don't ever dwell on the changes that confront us on a daily basis but face
them head on and allow them to evolve your life and yourself.

I won't tax your time or your brain today with a long message but I would
like you all to take a moment out of your busy schedules to sit down in a
quiet place, relax, and think about all the good things in your lives. While
they may seem few and far between they do exist. It is easier to think of and
focus on the negative but not always the healthiest or the most productive
way to utilize your mental energies.

When the mind is at rest it is at its most productive. Maybe that's why the
yellow lab will rest up to 18 hours in a day. Think about that my friends and
have a wonderful day.

Yours truly, Dr. Vincent "Wally" Bole

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