Fathers and Other Strangers (2)
Nicholas feels responsible when bad luck seems to run in the family after he breaks a chain letter. Nicholas really believes that bad luck followed afterwards. He finally learns that it is nonsense after putting the family through the ringer. Merle and Susan argue about his choice of friends and her neglect of household duties. Tom, Abby, and the rest of the Bradfords are worried when Tommy is hospitalized for a ruptured spleen.