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Overdue book returned to New Jersey library after 43 years

Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A New Jersey library said "a very honest patron" returned a book to the facility that was more than four decades overdue.

The Montclair Public Library said in a Facebook post that the book, Paddington Abroad, by Michael Bond, was returned this week.

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The book was due in 1978, the library said. "Good thing we're fine free," the post said.

The patron returned the book with a note reading: "My apologies for the late return. I guess it's better late than not returning it at all."

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