Library Book's Return 76 Years Overdue

Many, many years ago, a boy named Mark McKee was entranced by a book. He checked out A Dog of Flanders from a Michigan library in 1934. He loved that book. And he says that while he intended to return it, he never did. He grew up to become a newspaper publisher, and a big supporter of the library. Then he discovered A Dog of Flanders, 76 years overdue.

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STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Many, many years ago, a boy named Mark McKee was entranced by a book. He checked out�the book "A Dog of Flanders"�from a Michigan library in 1934. He loved that book. And he says that while he intended to return it, he never did. He grew up to become a newspaper publisher and a big supporter of the library. Then he discovered�"A Dog of Flanders" 76 years overdue. The library has decided to waive the late fee.

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