People, Nov. 27, 1972

"I didn't realize it was real until I saw the gun aimed directly at my bosom, which at the time was full of Indonesian rice." So said Peripatetic Fabulist S.J. Perelman, as he recounted the unnerving experience of watching a skyjacker take over an Australian airliner with 38 persons aboard. "When the plane stopped in Alice Springs, the hostess advised us that anyone who was ill or subject to heart attacks would be allowed to leave," said Perelman. "To my surprise, everyone but seven or eight immediately got up and left. I couldn't imagine...

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