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January 4, 2011 > Man, 89, comes clean, returns book after 76 years

Man, 89, comes clean, returns book after 76 years

Submitted By AP Wire Service

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP), Dec 22 - 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.

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Information from: The Macomb Daily, http://www.macombdaily.com

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