A man in Victorian dress is confronted by a ghost in a white sheet
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The story of ‘The Two Brothers’

This shorthand exercise begins ‘I once heard a story’, but a story about what?
Find out more about this haunting tale of ‘The Two Brothers’ and download a transcript in this post.

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The story of ‘Sydney Smith’

What in the world was this dictation exercise, labelled ‘Sydney Smith’, about? Was Dickens writing about his son? His friend, Sydney Smith? Or something else?
Find out more and download a full transcript in this post.