Better late than never
In August 1961 a man from Berlin borrowed two books at a local library. Four days later the Berlin wall was built, and the man wasn't able to return the books till November 1989. The fine was $2000, but the library staff told the man that he didn't have to pay the fine. In 2011 a book was returned to a library in Australia. Someone had borrowed the book in 1889. Much later the book had been donated to a university in Australia and when the staff discovered the stamp from the library they returned the book. That happened in 2011. In 1650 a British bishop borrowed a book in Somerset. The book wasn't returned till 335 years later. The fine was more than £3000. The title of the book was ”The book about fines”
A man lost his wallet in a theater in California. It happened in 1964. 43 years later a group of carpenters found his wallet when they were renovating the theater. In 1962 an American woman sent her friend a postcard. It arrived 47 years later. At that time the person who was supposed to receive the postcard had been dead for more than 20 years. In 2006 an egg from a rare bird was returned to a museum. A man had stolen the egg in 1963. In 2006 the thief returned the egg and apologised for stealing the egg 43 years earlier.
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