Man Returns Book 99 Years Late... and Librarian Waives the Fine

The book, 'Facts I Ought to Know About the Government of My Country', was handed in to the library at New Bedford, MA this week by 75-year-old Stanley Dudek. The library has waived the one-cent-a-day fine on the book, which would have amounted to $363. The book was found among the belongings of Dudek's mother, who emigrated to the U.S. from Poland in the early 20th century.

Dudek, who had recently read in the paper about a book returned sixty years late commented "I have 40 years on that guy."

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