He has a small ratty-faced man with grey teeth. His eyes are dark and quick and clever, like rat's eyes, and his ears are slightly pointed at the top. He has a cloth cap on his hand and he is wearing a greyish-coloured jacket with enormous pockets. The grey jacker, together with the quick eyes and the pointed ears, made him look more than anything like some sort of a huge human rat.
1 I'll bet 'ee ain't got it all written down in 'is memory as well. I've never known a coppper yet with a decent memory. Some of 'em can't aven remember their own names.
2 what's memory got to do with it? It's written down in his book, isn't it?
So you're a pickpocker.
3 Yes, guv'nor, it is. But the trouble is, 'ee's lost the book. 'He's lost both books, the one with my name in it and the one with yours.
I don't like that word, It's a coarse, and vulgar word. Pickpockets is coarse and vulgar people who only do easy little amateur jobs. They lift money from blind old ladies.
I'm a fingersmith. I'm a professional fingersmith.
Michael Fishfourteen, windsor lane, luton
And do you mind telling me exactly what speed you were doing just now?...One hundred and twenty miles per hour! that's fifty miles an hour over the limit!