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Book returned to school library after 120 years

UPI – A school in Queensland, Australia, said a book recently returned to its library was found to be nearly 120 years overdue.

Toowoomba Grammar School said in an Instagram post that the book, a copy of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, was recently returned to the school’s library by a man named John Lamb.

Lamb’s grandfather, Arthur Lamb, had been a student at the facility during the 1902-03 school year, and had checked the book out of the library in 1903.

“The book was discovered recently by family members in a box of various possessions and is in excellent condition,” the post said.

“Lamb kindly returned it to the school for display – 120 years overdue!!! A huge thank you to the Lamb family.”