I saw this description of a class in my local college's noncredit course guide and nearly fell over:
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New Novel Reading for Fun and Facts: The Castle in the Attic
Enhance your reading skills, build comprehension skills, and increase your vocabulary as you read the novel, The Castle in the Attic. Learn about the main character, William, who can't wait to play with it, he is certain there's something magical about the castle! Join us as we explore the mystery of the castle. Books will be provided.
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$208 dollars??? To read a book??? You've GOT to be kidding me.