A graphic and geometrical, but illegible, work of mail art. An impossibly difficult story to decipher, written on a postcard that was tilted ninety degrees, at regular intervals. Possibly produced by a mathematician who picked metric over meaning, or by someone who was teasing his or her loved one. Some researchers suggest that the reason behind this peculiar way of writing may be greed, since it saves a lot of paper. Only seven novels were published in France in 1886, so there may have been a paper shortage at the time.