"I made shorthand notes of all that she said however, so that there should be no possibility of a mistake.” (Inspector Gregson)

I have had access to Lestrade’s notebook in which the prisoner’s words were taken down exactly as they were uttered.
When he finished, we sat for some minutes in a stillness which was only broken by the scratching of Lestrade’s pencil as he gave the finishing touches to his shorthand account. (
Dr John Watson)
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