Man Returns Way Overdue Library Book, Pays Big Fine

Hancock, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan man was in ninth grade when he checked out Dorothy Clarke Wilson's "Prince of Egypt" to help him with a class paper.

Forty-seven years later, he finally returned it to the Hancock library.

Robert Nuranen returned the book on Friday and gave the library a check for $171 to cover his late fees.

He says his mother misplaced the book while cleaning the house. He found it on Thursday at the bottom of a box in the attic while looking for the family archives.

He says he did manage to get the paper in on time, and the teacher gave him an A.

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