She tapped her pencil against the paper, frowning at the scrawled handwriting.
He took the pen and paper and scrawled down a number before handing it to her.
Maybe he didn't stop Edith Shipton from taking her own life and maybe he couldn't have done so if he'd tried, but the bottom line scrawled in bold print said he stood idly by while it happened.
She was illiterate, and with difficulty scrawled an awkward E.
If his name scrawled across her shoulders didn't mark her as his, the collar did.
Among Johnson's associates at this time may be mentioned Boyse, who, when his shirts were pledged, scrawled Latin verses sitting up in bed with his arms through two holes in his blanket, who composed very respectable sacred poetry when he was sober, and who was at last run over by a hackney coach when he was drunk; Hoole, surnamed the metaphysical tailor, who, instead of attending to his measures, used to trace geometrical diagrams on the board where he sat cross-legged; and the penitent impostor, George Psalmanazar, who, after poring all day, in a humble lodging, on the folios of Jewish rabbis and Christian fathers, indulged himself at night with literary and theological conversation at an alehouse in the City.
Rostov, leaning his head on both hands, sat at the table which was scrawled over with figures, wet with spilled wine, and littered with cards.
Everything was documented, every visit, every doctor-scrawled record, every prescription she'd ever taken.
Scrawled across the wall in magic marker was his two-word epitaph, Why not?
Even if not for Rhyn's name scrawled across her neck, she'd draw attention.