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REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (CBS) — Better late than never.

An overdue book was returned to a Delaware library 46 years after it had been checked out.

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The copy of Mark Twain’s “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was originally checked out from a Rehoboth Beach library in 1972.

Forty-six years of late fees totaled $1,687.50.

Luckily for the returner, all late fees were waived.