More on Secret passage used to strip French abbey

Charles Davis writes passed along This One that says the discovery of a secret passage has explained
how hundreds of priceless medieval books and
illuminated manuscripts vanished from a monastery
in eastern France in the past two years.

The cops nabbed a
32-year-old teacher who was carrying two suitcases
as he emerged from the passage that led to the
library at Mont Sainte-Odile abbey near Strasbourg.

\”He said he
was blinded by his passion for the books and had
ignored the consequences of his acts.

\”Then, blow me down, he told me that I had
instructed him in the catechism when I was still a
country curate.\”