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Many moons ago, it took age to send someone message. Today, we have Internet. We can instantly send someone on other side of world message using email. One message that arrived earlier this week was not so instant. letter was mailed from the English city of Bath in 1916. It then got lost in post. It was finally delivered 107 years later to address in London. The Royal Mail postal service in the UK said it was "uncertain what happened". spokesperson said she was delighted the letter finally arrived, but had no idea why it was more than century late. She said it may have fallen behind a piece of furniture.

Before the Internet, people wrote letters on paper. They then put these letters in envelope. The sender then bought stamp from a post office and stuck it on envelope. They then put it in a mail box in the street. A postal worker would collect envelope and the letter would begin its journey. It usually took few days to reach its destination, if the address was in same country. It could take weeks if address was overseas. It sailed on ship and was called "sea mail". Later, airplanes transported mail and we used "air mail". However, there was slight problem with the letter that arrived 107 years late. The person to whom it was addressed was no longer living. He passed away in 1951.

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