Book Returned 60 Years Late

A book checked out in 1947 has been returned to a high school library in Tulsa, Okla. To cover the overdue fees, a $250 check was also delivered.

The book is called “New Word Analysis: Or School Etymology of English Derivative Words.” Martha McCabe Jarrett mailed it. Jarrett signed for the book 61 years ago when she was a sophomore. She found it while cleaning out her home in Rome, Ohio.

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  1. I think this Article is amazing! But I don’t get how a book could be lost 60 YEARS late. It is still amazing. Pedro, you always get good stories!

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