Not after all he'd read and seen in the old books.
I have read in the old books about things such as these.
I don't need the old books in the common room.
She looked up the Voice itself in one of the old books.
When he goes back home, she gives him an old book.
I came across it in an old book of my mother's.
Of all their old books, there were only two that I really wanted.
"How long do you plan to keep this lot of old books?"
He said he'd learned it out of some old book.
Wasn't it good that they caught me out with an old book instead of a new one?