Md. man returns library book -- 73 years late
The Daily Courier has this amusing little tale of a Maryland man who returned a library book -- 73-years later.
Thomas McArdle, who lives in Greenbelt, was 12 years old in 1936 when he borrow a copy of "The Birth of Rome" from the library at Chestnut Street Elementary School.
"I had to write a paper in class and I took out a brand-new book, a novel, written for that age about the story of Rome and how Rome developed from when it was founded by Romulus and Remus. I just fell in love with the book and then I did a nasty thing, I kept the book. I read it about three or four times after that," McArdle told Courier reporter Linda Harkcom.
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| January 4, 2010; 4:15 PM ET
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