The Press: The Run-Around

The letter seemed unusual and properly titillating, so Lovelorn Columnist Abigail Van Buren ran it routinely in her syndicated column. Dear Abby:

I came across a strongbox full of letters in the trunk of our car. The letters were from a married woman who is in love with my husband. They are so full of mush and love talk it would nauseate you. Should I send the letters to HER husband and let him handle it in his own way?


Abby penned a reply advising Boiling Over not to send the letters to the other woman's husband but to fight it out...

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