Trish Vickers of Dorset, England, lost her eyesight because of diabetes seven years ago. Since she lives alone, she decided to write a novel to keep from going crazy. Her idea was that she would write the novel out in a notebook in longhand, using rubber bands as guidelines. Then someone would come at the end of the week and type out her work.

This plan developed a hitch, however, when her pen ran out of ink. She wrote twenty-six pages of text, without realizing that no marks had been left on the page.

With nowhere else to turn, she decided to call the police. The Telegraph picks up the story from here:

Forensic experts worked in their spare time to read the indentations left on the A4 pages using a system of lights.
It took five months of painstaking work, but the forensic team was able to recover the whole text - and they said how much they had enjoyed it and couldn't wait for the rest.
A Dorset police spokesman said a member of staff had completed the work during her lunch hours.

Can you imagine what would have happened if she had called 911 in the States with a problem like this?
4/23/2012 02:46:08 am

If the police took her call off hold- they would think it was a prank and fine her for bothering them ???


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