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Posted by Magnus Smith on June 01, 2021 at 01:44:25 user Magnus.

In Missee Lee, Roger's graffiti in the Latin book found in the temple cannot be erased by Susan as it is "a copying pencil". I've no idea what this is.

In Coot Club or The Big Six, Professor Callum is said to use his red/blue exam-marking pencils to mark a catalog of Broads yachts.

Could either of these be 'chinagraph' pencils? I recall these were available in black, red and blue only. Instead of graphite they have a sort of wax that can write on plastic and metal, even in a wet boat, so I'd use them to write the race course details down on my dinghy decks (it cleaned off later with a rag).

Any other pencil references welcomed....

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