A 20-year old Boston man almost made good an elaborate attempt to steal the $1 million Gutenberg Bible from Harvard University’s Widener Library. But the two-volume, thirty-pound work was recovered by guards after they found the man, with the Bible in a knapsack, sprawled unconscious at the foot of a forty-foot rope attached to a window.

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