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June 20, 2005

Maybe he's just a slow reader.

Man returns book to library 78 years late.

It was in the family home for so long, nobody realized it was a library book.

"It's classic -- we all read it," Pavon said Friday. "It sat on a shelf or in a box for years. But I guess no one ever noticed that there was a little library card and sleeve on the back cover that said when it was due."

UPDATE: Link added. The book was a hardback copy of Rudyard Kipling's "Kim."

Posted by Dan at June 20, 2005 10:00 AM

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No link? What was the book?

Posted by: Mrs. Popping Culture at June 20, 2005 01:37 PM

You think that's something? I got a friend of mine who has a copy of the video play Greater Tuna he borrowed from another friend and still has it some 10 years later! One friend is named code named Slackbladder. Can you guess the other?

Posted by: Jim at June 20, 2005 05:29 PM

I don't know but I've been wanting to see that bit of theatrical genius for a while.

"Rupert's done swallowed the bitter pill."

Posted by: Dan at June 20, 2005 10:16 PM

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