Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Scandal In Bohemia

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In the story ‘A Scandal in Bohemia” b Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes attempt to guess who will visit him at the night with a mask on by analyzing the note that was sent to him. His method is what we use today in the analysis of documents, handwriting, and etc. He observed that “ a large “E” with a small “g,” a “P,” and a large “G” with a small “t” woven into the texture of the paper” (pg. 10). Holmes had prior knowledge allowing him deduce that represented a german saying and then used the “Continental Gazetteer” (pg. 10), to discover that the Eg stands for Egria, a german speaking country in bohemia. He was able to use document analysis to help predict who his visitor would be at nightfall. He also analyzed the note itself noting
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