Man, 89, returns library book after 76 years

Associated Press - December 22, 2010 1:34 PM ET

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) - Mark McKee can finally rest easy after revealing a "terrible secret" and returning the library book he borrowed 76 years ago.

In 1934, the 13-year-old McKee checked out "A Dog of Flanders" by English author Marie Louise de la Ramee from the Mount Clemens Public Library.

The Macomb Daily's 89-year-old former publisher says he recently rediscovered the book and mailed it to the library.

McKee says he "was entranced by the book" but always intended to return it.

He's now a winter resident of Chandler, Ariz., and says he recently rediscovered the book among his possessions.

Library Director Donald Worrell Jr. says he was thrilled to get the book and a letter from his friend and says he plans to put both on display. He's waiving any fines.

Information from: The Macomb Daily,

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