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A mysterious letter, delive (harry potter audiobooks) by the friendly large Hagrid, wrenches Harry from his dreary, Muggle-ridden existence: “We area unit happy to tell you that you simply are accepted at Hogwarts college of black magic and creativeness.” after all, Uncle Vernon yells most unpleasantly, “I AM NOT PAYING for a few nut case recent FOOL to show HIM MAGIC TRICKS!” in time, however, Harry finds himself at Hogwarts along with his bird of prey Hedwig… and that’s wherever the important adventure—humorous, haunting, and suspenseful—begins. Harry Potter and therefore the Sorcerer’s Stone, initial revealed in European (harry potter series) as Harry Potter and therefore the Philosopher’s Stone, continues to win major awards in European (harry potter series). up to now it’s won the National Book Award, the Smarties Prize, the Children’s Book Award, and is short-listed for the Carnegie accolade, the U. K. version of the Newbery accolade.

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Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of range four, shrub Drive, were proud to mention that they were utterly traditional, many thanks noticeably. They were the last individuals you’d expect to be concerned in something strange or mysterious, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of they simply didn’t hold with such nonsense.

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The Dursleys had everything they wished, however they conjointly had a secret, and their greatest worry was that someone would discover it. They didn’t suppose they might bear it if anyone noticed concerning the Potters. Mrs. Potter was Mrs. Dursley’s sister, however they hadn’t met for many years; in reality, Mrs. Dursley counterfeit she didn’t have a sister, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook stream Online Free) of her sister and her sensible for nothing husband were as unDursleyish because it was doable to be. The Dursleys shudde (harry potter audiobooks) to suppose what the neighbors would say if the Potters arrived within the street. The Dursleys knew that the Potters had alittle son, too, however that they had ne’er even seen him. This boy was another sensible reason for keeping the Potters away; they didn’t need Dudley admixture with a baby like that.

When Mr. and Mrs. Dursley awoke on the uninteresting, grey Tues our story starts, there was nothing concerning the cloudy sky outside to counsel that strange and mysterious things would shortly be happening everywhere the (harry potter series). Mr. Dursley hummed as he picked out his most bo (harry potter movies) tie for work, and Mrs. Dursley gossiped away mirthfully as she wrestled a screaming Dudley into his high chair.

None of them detected an outsized, hooter flutter past the window.

At 0.5 past eight, Mr. Dursley picked up his case, pecked Mrs. Dursley on the cheek, and (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to kiss Dudley sensible bye however uncomprehensible, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of Dudley was currently having a ill temper and throwing his cereal at the walls.

“Little tyke,” chortled adult male. Dursley as he left the house. He got into his automobile and backed out of range four’s drive.

It was on the corner of the road that he detected the primary sign of one thing peculiar—a cat reading a map. For a second, Mr. Dursley didn’t understand what he had seen—then he jerked his head around to seem once more. There was a Felis catus standing on the corner of shrub Drive, however there wasn’t a map visible . What might he are thinking of? It should are a trick of the sunshine. Mr. Dursley blinked and sta (harry potter audiobooks) at the cat. It sta (harry potter audiobooks) back. As Mr. Dursley drove round the corner and up the road, he watched the cat in his mirror. it absolutely was currently reading the sign that same shrub Drive—no, viewing the sign; cats couldn’t scan maps or signs. Mr. Dursley gave himself a bit shake and (harry potter online free) the cat out of his mind. As he drove toward city he thought of nothing except an outsized order of drills he hoped to induce that day.

But on the sting of city, drills were driven out of his mind by one thing else. As he Sat within the usual morning holdup, he couldn’t facilitate noticing that there gave the impression to be lots of unusually dressed individuals concerning. individuals in cloaks. Mr. Dursley couldn’t bear those who wea (harry potter movies) funny clothes—the getups you saw on young people! He supposed this was some stupid new fashion. He drummed his fingers on the handwheel and his eyes fell on a huddle of those weirdos standing quite handy. They were whispe (harry potter movies) with excitement along. Mr. Dursley was furious to examine that one or two of them weren’t young at all; why, that man had to be older than he was, ANd carrying an emerald inexperienced cloak! The nerve of him! then again it stricken adult male. Dursley that this was most likely some silly stunt—these individuals were clearly collection for something… affirmative, that will be it. The traffic enraptu (harry potter audiobooks) on and a number of minutes later, Mr. Dursley arrived within the Grunnings automobile parking space, his mind back on drills.

Mr. Dursley invariably Sat along with his back to the window in his work (harry potter online free) on the ninth floor. If he hadn’t, he may need found it tougher to target drills that morning. He didn’t see the harry poter 1s swooping past in broad daylight, although individuals down within the street did; they pointed and gazed open-mouthed as bird of prey once bird of prey sped overhead. Most of them had ne’er seen AN bird of prey even at night. Mr. Dursley, however, had a superbly traditional, bird of prey free morning. He loud at 5 totally different individuals. He created many necessary phonephone calls and loud somewhat a lot of. He was du (harry potter movies) a superb mood till lunch period, once he thought he’d stretch his legs and walk across the road to shop for himself a staff of life from the bakeshop.

He’d forgotten all concerning the individuals in cloaks till he passed a gaggle of them next to the baker’s. He eyed them angrily as he passed. He didn’t grasp why, however they created him uneasy. This bunch were whispe (harry potter movies) with excitement, too, and he couldn’t see one collection tin. it absolutely was on his method back past them, clutching an outsized doughnut du (harry potter movies) a bag, that he caught a number of words of what they were spoken language.

“The Potters, that’s right, that’s what I heard—”

“—yes, their son, Harry—”

Mr. Dursley stopped dead. worry flooded him. He looked back at the whisperers as if he wished to mention one thing to them, however thought higher of it.

He dotted back across the road, fast up to his work (harry potter online free), snapped at his secretary to not disturb him, appropriated his phonephone, and had virtually finished dialing his home range once he modified his mind. He (harry potter online free) the receiver backtrack and stroked his hair, thinking… no, he was being stupid. Potter wasn’t such AN uncommon name. He was positive there have been voluminous individuals refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as Potter World Health Organization had a son refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as Harry. come back to think about it, he wasn’t even positive his kinsman was refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as Harry. He’d ne’er even seen the boy. it’d are medico. Or Harold. There was no purpose in worrying Mrs. Dursley; she invariably got thus upset at any mention of her sister. He didn’t blame her—if he’d had a sister like that… however all identical, those individuals in cloaks…

He found it lots tougher to target drills that afternoon and once he left the building at 5 o’clock, he was still thus disturbed that he walked straight into somebody simply outside the door.

“Sorry,” he grunted, because the little recent man stumbled and virtually fell. it absolutely was a number of seconds before adult male. Dursley realised that the person was carrying a violet cloak. He didn’t appear in the least upset at being virtually knocked to the bottom. On the contrary, his face split into a good smile and he same du (harry potter movies) a high-pitched voice that created passersby stare, “Don’t be sorry, my expensive sir, for nothing might upset Pine Tree State today! Rejoice, for You-Know-Who has gone at last! Even Muggles like yourself ought to be celebrating, this happy, happy day!”

And the recent man hugged adult male. Dursley round the middle and walked off.

Mr. Dursley stood frozen to the spot. He had been hugged by a whole alien. He conjointly thought he had been refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as a Muggle, no matter that was. He was hot and bothe (harry potter audiobooks). He fast to his automobile and go away for home, hoping he was imagining things, that he had ne’er hoped before, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of he didn’t approve of imagination.

As he force into the route of range four, the primary issue he saw—and it didn’t improve his mood—was the Felis catus he’d noticed that morning. it absolutely was currently sitting on his garden wall. He was positive it absolutely was identical one; it had identical markings around its eyes.

“Shoo!” same adult male. Dursley loudly.

The cat didn’t move. It simply gave him a stern look. Was this traditional cat behavior? adult male. Dursley puzzled. attempting to tug himself along, he let himself into the house. He was still determined to not mention something to his mate.

Mrs. Dursley had had a pleasant, normal day. She (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) him over dinner all concerning Mrs. Next Door’s issues together with her female offsp (harry potter movies) and the way Dudley had learned a brand new word (“Won’t!”). Mr. Dursley (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to act ordinarily. once Dudley had been (harry potter online free) to bed, he went into the lounge in time to catch the last report on the evening news:

“And finally, bird watchers every (harry potter online free) have reportable that the nation’s harry poter 1s are behaving terribly outstandingly these days. though harry poter 1s ordinarily hunt at midnight and area unit seldom seen in daylight, there are many sightings of those birds flying in each direction since sunrise. specialists area unit unable to clarify why the harry poter 1s have suddenly modified their sleeping pattern.” The announcer allowed himself a smile. “Most mysterious. And now, over to Jim McGuffin with the weather. aiming to be any longer showers of harry poter 1s tonight, Jim?”

“Well, Ted,” same the weather forecaster, “I don’t realize that, however it’s not solely the harry poter 1s that are acting oddly these days. Viewers as so much apart as Kent, Yorkshire, and Dundee are phoning in to inform Pine Tree State that rather than the rain I secure yesterday, they’ve had a rain of shooting stars! maybe individuals are celebrating Guy Fawkes Night early—it’s not till next week, folks! however I will promise a wet night tonight.”

Mr. Dursley Sat frozen in his armchair. Shooting stars everywhere Britain? harry poter 1s flying by daylight? Mysterious individuals in cloaks everywhere the (harry potter online free)? And a whisper, a whisper concerning the Potters…

Mrs. Dursley (harry potter audio books free) into the lounge carrying 2 cups of tea. it absolutely was no sensible. He’d need to say one thing to her. He clea (harry potter audiobooks) his throat nervously. “Er—Petunia, dear—you haven’t detected from your sister late, have you?”

As he had expected, Mrs. Dursley looked aghast and angry. After all, they ordinarily counterfeit she didn’t have a sister.

“No,” she same sharply. “Why?”

“Funny stuff on the news,” Mr. Dursley mumbled. “harry poter 1s… shooting stars… and there have been lots of funny wanting individuals in city today…”

“So?” snapped Mrs. Dursley.

“Well, I simply thought… maybe… it absolutely was one thing to try to to with… you know… her crowd.”

Mrs. Dursley sipped her tea through pursed lips. Mr. Dursley puzzled whether or not he da (harry potter audiobooks) tell her he’d detected the name “Potter.” He determined he didn’t dare. Instead he same, as nonchalantly as he might, “Their son—he’d be concerning Dudley’s age currently, wouldn’t he?”

“I suppose thus,” said Mrs. Dursley stiffly.

“What’s his name again? Howard, isn’t it?”

“Harry. Nasty, common name, if you question me.”

“Oh, yes,” said Mr. Dursley, his heart sinking awfully. “Yes, I quite agree.”

He didn’t say another word on the topic as they went upstairs to bed. While Mrs. Dursley was within the rest room, Mr. Dursley crept to the chamber window and pee (harry potter audiobooks) down into the front garden. The cat was still there. it absolutely was sta (harry potter movies) down shrub Drive like it were awaiting one thing.

Was he imagining things? might all this have something to try to to with the Potters? If it did… if it got out that they were associated with a combine of—well, he didn’t suppose he might bear it.

The Dursleys got into bed. Mrs. Dursley fell asleep quickly however adult male. Dursley lay awake, turning it everywhere in his mind. His last, comforting thought before he fell asleep was that notwithstanding the Potters were concerned, there was no reason for them to return close to him and Mrs. Dursley. The Potters knew okay what he and flower conside (harry potter audiobooks) them and their (harry potter and the philosopher’s stone online)… He mightn’t see however he and flower could get entailed in something which may be going on—he yawned and turned over—it couldn’t have an effect on them…

How terribly wrong he was.

Mr. Dursley may need been drifting into AN uneasy sleep, however the cat on the wall outside was showing no sign of somnolence. it absolutely was sitting as still as a sculpture, its eyes fastened unblinkingly on the so much corner of shrub Drive. It didn’t most as quiver once a door slammed on consequent street, nor once 2 harry poter 1s swooped overhead. In fact, it absolutely was nearly time of day before the cat enraptu (harry potter audiobooks) in the least.

A man appea (harry potter audiobooks) on the corner the cat had been observation, appea (harry potter audiobooks) thus suddenly and taciturnly you’d have thought he’d simply popped out of the bottom. The cat’s tail twitched and its eyes narrowed.

Nothing like this man had ever been seen on shrub Drive. He was tall, thin, and extremely recent, deciding by the silver of his hair and beard, that were each long enough to tuck into his belt. He was carrying long robes, a purple cloak that sweptback the bottom, and high heeled, buckled boots. His blue eyes were light-weight, bright, and sparkling behind 0.5 moon spectacles and his nose was terribly long and crooked, like it had been broken a minimum of double. This man’s name was Albus Dumbledore.

Albus Dumbledore didn’t appear to appreciate that he had simply arrived du (harry potter movies) a street wherever everything from his name to his boots was unwelcome. He was busy rummaging in his cloak, longing for one thing. however he did appear to appreciate he was being watched, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of he hunted suddenly at the cat, that was still looking at him from the opposite finish of the road. for a few reason, the sight of the cat gave the impression to amuse him. He chuckled and mutte (harry potter audiobooks), “I ought to have acknharry poter 1 (audiobook harry potte)d.”

He found what he was longing for in his within pocket. It gave the impression to be a silver cigar lighter. He flicked it open, command it up within the air, and clicked it. the closest lamp went out with a bit pop. He clicked it again—the next lamp flicke (harry potter audiobooks) into darkness. Twelve times he clicked the (harry potter online free) Outer, till the sole lights left on the total street were 2 little pinpricks within the distance, that were the eyes of the cat observation him. If anyone looked out of their window currently, even beady eyed Mrs. Dursley, they wouldn’t be ready to see something that was happening down on the pavement. Dumbledore slipped the (harry potter online free) Outer back within his cloak and go away down the road toward range four, wherever he Sat down on the wall next to the cat. He didn’t examine it, however once an instant he spoke to that.

“Fancy seeing you here, academician McGonagall.”

He turned to smile at the tabby, however it had gone. Instead he was smiling at a rather severe wanting lady World Health Organization was carrying sq. glasses precisely the form of the markings the cat had had around its eyes. She, too, was carrying a cloak, AN emerald one. Her black hair was drawn into a decent staff of life. She looked clearly ruffled.

“How did you recognize it absolutely was me?” she asked.

“My expensive academician, I’ve ne’er seen a cat sit thus stiffly.”

“You’d be stiff if you’d been sitting on a brick wall all day,” same academician McGonagall.

“All day? after you might are celebrating? i have to have passed a dozen feasts and parties on my method here.”

Professor McGonagall sniffed angrily.

“Oh yes, everyone’s celebrating, all right,” she same with impatience. “You’d suppose they’d be somewhat a lot of careful, however no—even the Muggles have detected something’s happening. it absolutely was on their news.” She jerked her head back at the Dursleys’ dark lounge window. “I detected it. Flocks of harry poter 1s… shooting stars… Well, they’re not utterly stupid. They were sure to notice one thing. Shooting stars down in Kent—I’ll bet that was Dedalus Diggle. He ne’er had abundant sense.”

“You can’t blame them,” same Dumbledore gently. “We’ve had precious very little to celebrate for eleven years.”

“I grasp that,” same academician McGonagall testily. “But that’s no reason to lose our heads. individuals area unit being downright careless, out on the streets in broad daylight, not even wea (harry potter movies) Muggle garments, swapping rumors.”

She threw a pointy, sideways look at Dumbledore here, like hoping he was aiming to tell her one thing, however he didn’t, thus she went on. “A fine issue it might be if, on the terribly day You-Know-Who appears to own disappea (harry potter audiobooks) ultimately, the Muggles noticed concerning United States of America all. I suppose he extremely has gone, Dumbledore?”

“It definitely appears thus,” same Dumbledore. “We have abundant to be glad for. Would you look after a lemon drop?”

“A what?”

“A hard candy. They’re a sort of Muggle sweet I’m rather keen on.”

“No, thank you,” same academician McGonagall in cold blood, like she didn’t suppose this was the instant for lemon drops. “As I say, notwithstanding You-Know-Who has gone—”

“My expensive academician, sure a smart person like yourself will decision him by his name? All this ‘You-Know-Who’ nonsense—for eleven years I even have been attempting to influence individuals to decision him by his correct name: Voldemort.” academician McGonagall flinched, however Dumbledore, World Health Organization was unsticking 2 lemon drops, appea (harry potter audiobooks) to not notice. “It all gets thus confusing if we have a tendency to keep spoken language ‘You-Know-Who.’ I even have ne’er seen any reason to be afraid of spoken language Voldemort’s name.”

“I grasp you haven’t”, same academician McGonagall, sounding 0.5 cheesed off, 0.5 loving. “But you’re totally different. everybody is aware of you’re the sole one You Know—oh, all right, Voldemort, was afraid of.”

“You blandish Pine Tree State,” same Dumbledore sedately. “Voldemort had powers i will be able to ne’er have.”

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“It’s lucky it’s dark. I haven’t blushed most since Madam Pomfrey (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Pine Tree State she likable my new earmuffs.”

Professor McGonagall shot a pointy examine Dumbledore and same, “The harry poter 1s area unit nothing next to the rumors that area unit flying around. you recognize what everyone’s saying? concerning why he’s disappea (harry potter audiobooks)? concerning what finally stopped him?”

It appea (harry potter audiobooks) that academician McGonagall had reached the purpose she was most anxious to debate, the important reason she had been waiting on a chilly, laborious wall all day, for neither as a cat nor as a lady had she fastened Dumbledore with such a piercing stare as she did currently. it absolutely was plain that no matter “everyone” was spoken language, she wasn’t aiming to believe it till Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) her it absolutely was true. Dumbledore, however, was selecting another hard candy and didn’t answer.

“What they’re spoken language,” she ironed on, “is that last night Voldemort turned up in Godric’s Hollow. He visited notice the Potters. The rumor is that liliaceous plant and James Potter are—are—that they’re—dead.”

Dumbledore bowed his head. academician McGonagall gasped.

“Lily and James… I can’t believe it… I didn’t need to believe it… American state, Albus…”

Dumbledore reached out and patted her on the shoulder. “I know… I know…” he same heavily.

Professor McGonagall’s voice trembled as she went on. “That’s not all. They’re spoken language he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to kill the Potter’s son, Harry. But—he couldn’t. He couldn’t kill that tiny boy. nobody is aware of why, or how, however they’re spoken language that once he couldn’t kill Harry Potter, Voldemort’s power somehow broke—and that’s why he’s gone.”

Dumbledore nodded sullenly.

“It’s—it’s true?” falte (harry potter audiobooks) academician McGonagall. “After all he’s done… all the individuals he’s killed… he couldn’t kill a bit boy? It’s simply astounding… of all the items to prevent him… however however within the name of heaven did Harry survive?”

“We will solely guess,” same Dumbledore. “We could ne’er grasp.”

Professor McGonagall force out a lace hankie and dabbed at her eyes to a lower (harry potter online free) her spectacles. Dumbledore gave a good sniff as he took a golden watch from his pocket and examined it. it absolutely was a awfully odd watch. It had twelve hands however no numbers; instead, very little planets were traveling the sting. It should have created sense to Dumbledore, though, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of he (harry potter online free) it back in his pocket and same, “Hagrid’s late. I suppose it absolutely was he World Health Organization (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) you I’d be here, by the way?”

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“I’ve come back to b (harry potter movies) Harry to his auntie and uncle. They’re the sole family he has left currently.”

“You don’t mean—you can’t mean the those who live here?” cried academician McGonagall, jumping to her feet and inform at range four. “Dumbledore—you can’t. I’ve been observation all day. You couldn’t notice 2 those who area unit less like United States of America. And they’ve got this son—I saw him kicking his mother all the high the road, screaming for sweets. Harry Potter come back and live here!”

“It’s the simplest (harry potter online free) for him,” same Dumbledore firmly. “His auntie and uncle are going to be ready to justify everything to him once he’s older. I’ve written them a letter.”

“A letter?” perennial academician McGonagall faintly, sitting backtrack on the wall. “Really, Dumbledore, you’re thinking that you’ll explain all this du (harry potter movies) a letter? These individuals can ne’er perceive him! He’ll be famous—a legend—I wouldn’t be shocked if these days was refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as Harry Potter day within the future—there are going to be books written concerning Harry—every kid in our world can grasp his name!”

“Exactly,” same Dumbledore, wanting terribly seriously over the highest of his 0.5 moon glasses. “It would be enough to show any boy’s head. famed before he will walk and talk! famed for one thing he won’t even remember! Can’t you see what quantity more happy he’ll be, growing up removed from all that till he’s able to take it?”

Professor McGonagall opened her mouth, modified her mind, swallowed, so same, “Yes—yes, you’re right, of course. however however is that the boy obtaining here, Dumbledore?” She eyed his cloak suddenly like she thought he may well be concealment Harry beneath it.

“Hagrid’s delivery him.”

“You suppose it—wise—to trust Hagrid with one thing as necessary as this?”

“I would trust Hagrid with my life,” same Dumbledore.

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A low rumbling sound had broken the silence around them. It grew steady louder as they hunted and down the road for a few sign of a headlight; it vainglorious to a roar as they each hunted at the sky—and a large motorbike fell out of the air and landed on the road before of them.

If the motorbike was Brobdingnagian, it absolutely was nothing to the person sitting astraddle it. He was virtually double as tall as a standard man and a minimum of 5 times as wide. He looked just too huge to be allowed, so wild—long tangles of bushy black hair and beard hid most of his face, he had hands the dimensions of ash bin lids, and his feet in their animal skin boots were like baby dolphins. In his Brobdingnagian, muscular arms he was holding a bundle of blankets.

“Hagrid,” same Dumbledore, sounding alleviated. “At last. And wherever did you get that motorcycle?”

“Borrowed it, academician Dumbledore, sir,” same the enormous, climb fastidiously off the motorbike as he spoke. “Young binary star Black Lent it to Pine Tree State. I’ve got him, sir.”

“No issues, were there?”

“No, sir—house was virtually destroyed, however I got him out alright before the Muggles started swarmin’ around. He fell asleep as we have a tendency to was flyin’ over city.”

Dumbledore and academician McGonagall bent forward over the bundle of blankets. Inside, simply visible, was a baby boy, sound asleep. underneath a tuft of blackness hair over his forehead they might see an unusually formed cut, sort of a bolt of lightning.

“Is that where—?” unvoiced academician McGonagall.

“Yes,” same Dumbledore. “He’ll have that scar forever.”

“Couldn’t you are doing one thing concerning it, Dumbledore?”

“Even if I might, I wouldn’t. Scars will are available handy. I even have one myself on top of my left knee that’s an ideal map of the London Underground. Well—give him here, Hagrid—we’d higher get this over with.”

Dumbledore took Harry in his arms and turned toward the Dursleys’ house.

“Could I—could I say sensible bye to him, sir?” asked Hagrid. He bent his nice, shaggy head over Harry and gave him what should are a awfully rough , unshaven kiss. Then, suddenly, Hagrid set free a hharry poter 1 sort of a wounded dog.

“Shhh!” hissed academician McGonagall, “you’ll wake the Muggles!”

“S-s-sorry,” sobbed Hagrid, confiscating an outsized, noticed hankie and burial his face in it. “But I c-c-can’t stand it—Lily an’ James dead—an’ poor very little Harry off ter suffer Muggles—”

“Yes, yes, it’s all terribly unhappy, however get a position on yourself, Hagrid, or we’ll be found,” academician McGonagall unvoiced , patting Hagrid cautious on the arm as Dumbledore stepped over the low garden wall and walked to the front entrance. He arranged Harry gently on the threshold, took a letter out of his cloak, tucked it within Harry’s blankets, so (harry potter audio books free) back to the opposite 2. For a full minute the 3 of them stood and checked out the tiny bundle; Hagrid’s shoulders barrel, academician McGonagall blinked furiously, and therefore the twinkling light-weight that sometimes shone from Dumbledore’s eyes gave the impression to have gone out.

“Well,” same Dumbledore finally, “that’s that. We’ve no business staying here. we have a tendency to could moreover go and be a part of the celebrations.”

“ (harry potter audio books free),” same Hagrid {in a|du (harry potter movies) a|in an exceedingly|in a terribly} very muffled voice, “I’ll be takin’ binary star his bike back. G’night, academician McGonagall—Professor Dumbledore, sir.”

Wiping his streaming eyes on his jacket sleeve, Hagrid swung himself onto the motorbike and kicked the engine into life; with a roar it rose into the air and off into the night.

“I shall see you shortly, I expect, academician McGonagall,” same Dumbledore, unerect to her. academician McGonagall blew her nose back.

Dumbledore turned and walked backtrack the road. On the corner he stopped and took out the silver Put-Outer. He clicked it once, and twelve balls of sunshine sped back to their street lamps so shrub Drive glowed suddenly orange and he might decipher a Felis catus slinking round the corner at the opposite finish of the road. He might simply see the bundle of blankets on the step of range four.

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A breeze ruffled the neat h (audiobook harry potte)s of shrub Drive, that lay silent and tidy underneath the ink-black sky, the very last (harry potter online free) you’d expect astonishing things to happen. Harry Potter rolled over within his blankets while not awakening. One tiny hand closed on the letter beside him and he slept on, not knowing he was special, not knowing he was famed, not knowing he would be woken du (harry potter movies) a few hours’ time by Mrs. Dursley’s scream as she opened the front entrance to (harry potter online free) out the milk bottles, nor that he would pay consequent few (harry potter audio books) being prodded and pinched by his full cousin Dudley… He couldn’t grasp that at this terribly moment, individuals meeting secretly everywhere the (harry potter series) were holding up their glasses and spoken language in subdued voices: “To Harry Potter—the boy World Health Organization lived!”

Nearly 10 years had passed since the Dursleys had woken up to seek out their kinsman on the front step, however shrub Drive had hardly modified in the least. The sun rose on identical tidy front gardens and lit up the brass range four on the Dursleys’ front door; it crept into their lounge, that was virtually precisely the same because it had been on the night once adult male. Dursley had seen that fateful story concerning the harry poter 1s. solely the images on the shelf extremely showed what quantity time had passed. 10 years agone, there had been voluminous photos of what appea (harry potter audiobooks) like an outsized pink ball carrying totally different colou (harry potter audiobooks) bonnets—but Dudley Dursley was now not a baby, and currently the images showed an outsized blond boy riding his initial bicycle, on a carousel at the truthful, taking part in a game along with his father, being hugged and kissed by his mother. the area command no sign in the least that another boy lived within the house, too.

Yet Harry Potter was still there, asleep at the instant, however not for long. His auntie flower was awake and it absolutely was her shrill voice that created the primary noise of the day.

“Up! Get up! Now!”

Harry woke with a begin. His auntie rapped on the door once more.

“Up!” she screeched. Harry detected her walking toward the room so the sound of the cooking pan being (harry potter online free)d on the stove. He rolled onto his back and (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to recollect the dream he had been having. It had been an honest one. There had been a flying motorbike in it. He had a funny feeling he’d had identical dream before.

His auntie was back outside the door.

“Are you up yet?” she demanded.

“Nearly,” same Harry.

“Well, get a pass on, i need you to seem once the bacon. And don’t you dare let it burn, i need everything good on Duddy’s birthday.”

Harry groaned.

“What did you say?” his auntie snapped through the door.

“Nothing, nothing…”

Dudley’s birthday—how might he have forgotten? Harry got slharry poter 1y out of bed and began longing for socks. He found a combine underneath his bed and, once propulsion a spider off one in all them, (harry potter online free) them on. Harry was accustomed spiders, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of the cabinet underneath the steps was choked with them, which was wherever he slept.

When he was dressed he went down the hall into the room. The table was virtually hidden to a lower (harry potter online free) all Dudley’s birthday presents. It looked like Dudley had gotten the new pc he wished, to not mention the second tv and therefore the athletics bike. specifically why Dudley wished a athletics bike was a mystery to Harry, as Dudley was terribly fat and un (harry potter audio books)d exercise—unless after all it concerned punching someone. Dudley’s favorite punching bag was Harry, however he couldn’t typically catch him. Harry didn’t look it, however he was in no time.

Perhaps it had one thing to try to to with living du (harry potter movies) a dark cabinet, however Harry had invariably been tiny and thin for his age. He looked even smaller and skinnier than he extremely was as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of all he had to wear were recent garments of Dudley’s, and Dudley was concerning fourfold larger than he was. Harry had a skinny face, unshapely knees, black hair, and bright inexperienced eyes. He wore spherical glasses command beside lots of Scotch tape owing to all the days Dudley had punched him on the nose. the sole issue Harry likable concerning his own look was a awfully skinny scar on his forehead that was formed sort of a bolt of lightning. He had had it as long as he might keep in mind, and therefore the initial question he might ever keep in mind asking his auntie flower was however he had gotten it.

“In the automobile crash once your oldsters died,” she had same. “And don’t raise queries.”

Don’t raise questions—that was the primary rule for a quiet life with the Dursleys.

Uncle Vernon ente (harry potter audiobooks) the room as Harry was turning over the bacon.

“Comb your hair!” he barked, by method of a morning salutation.

About once per week, Uncle Vernon looked over the highest of his newspaper and loud that Harry requi (harry potter audiobooks) a haircut. Harry should have had a lot of haircuts than the remainder of the boys in his category (harry potter online free) along, however it created no distinction, his hair merely grew that way—all over the (harry potter online free).

Harry was preparation eggs by the time Dudley arrived within the room along with his mother. Dudley looked lots like Uncle Vernon. He had an outsized pink face, not abundant neck, small, watery blue eyes, and thick blond hair that lay swimmingly on his thick, fat head. auntie flower typically same that Dudley appea (harry potter audiobooks) like a baby angel—Harry typically same that Dudley appea (hharry potter and the philosopher’s stone stream) like a pig du (harry potter movies) a wig.

Harry (harry potter online free) the plates of egg and bacon on the table, that was troublesome as there wasn’t abundant space. Dudley, meanwhile, was enumeration his presents. His face fell.

“Thirty six,” he said, wanting up at his mother and father. “That’s 2 but last year.”

“Darling, you haven’t counted kinswoman Marge’s gift, see, it’s here underneath this huge one from female parent and pop.”

“All right, thirty seven then,” same Dudley, going (harry potter audiobooks) within the face. Harry, World Health Organization might see a large Dudley ill temper imminent, began gulping up his bacon as quick as doable just in case Dudley turned the table over.

Aunt flower clearly scented danger, too, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of she same quickly, “And we’ll purchase you another 2 presents whereas we’re out these days. How’s that, popkin? 2 a lot of presents. Is that each one right?”

Dudley thought for an instant. It appea (harry potter audiobooks) like diligence. Finally he same slharry poter 1y, “So I’ll have thirty… thirty…”

“Thirty 9, sweetums,” same auntie flower.

“Oh.” Dudley Sat down heavily and grabbed the closest parcel. “All right then.”

Uncle Vernon chuckled. “Little tyke needs his money’s price, a bit like his father. ’Atta boy, Dudley!” He ruffled Dudley’s hair.

At that moment the phonephone rang and auntie flower visited answer it whereas Harry and Uncle Vernon watched Dudley undo the athletics bike, a video (harry potter audio books free)ra, a far off management heavier-than-air craft, sixteen new pc games, and a VCR. He was cacophonic the paper off a gold watch once auntie flower (harry potter audio books free) back from the phonephone wanting each angry and disturbed.

“Bad news, Vernon,” she said. “Mrs. Figg’s broken her leg. She can’t take him.” She jerked her head in Harry’s direction.

Dudley’s mouth fell open in horror, however Harry’s heart gave a leap. per annum on Dudley’s birthday, his oldsters took him and a disciple out for the day, to journey parks, hamb (free audio books harry potter)r restaurants, or the films. Every year, Harry was left behind with Mrs. Figg, a mad married woman World Health Organization lived 2 streets away. Harry un (harry potter audio books)d it there. the total house smelled of cabbage and Mrs. Figg created him examine images of all the cats she’d ever owned .

“Now what?” same auntie flower, wanting furiously at Harry like he’d planned this. Harry knew he have to be compelled to feel sorry that Mrs. Figg had broken her leg, however it wasn’t straightforward once he reminded himself it might be a full year before he had to seem at Tibbles, Snowy, Mr. Paws, and Tufty once more.

“We might phone oleo,” Uncle Vernon recommended.

“Don’t be silly, Vernon, she hates the boy.”

The Dursleys typically spoke concerning Harry like this, like he wasn’t there—or rather, like he was one thing terribly nasty that couldn’t perceive them, sort of a slug.

“What concerning what’s her name, your friend—Yvonne?”

“On vacation in island,” snapped auntie flower.

“You might simply leave Pine Tree State here,” Harry (harry potter online free) in hopefully (he’d be ready to watch what he wished on tv for a modification and perhaps even have a maintain Dudley’s computer).

Aunt flower looked like she’d simply enveloped a lemon.

“And come and notice the house in ruins?” she tangled.

“I won’t widen the house,” same Harry, however they weren’t listening.

“I suppose we have a tendency to might take him to the menagerie,” same auntie flower slharry poter 1y, “…and leave him within the car…”

“That car’s new, he’s not sitting in it alone…”

Dudley began to cry loudly. In fact, he wasn’t extremely crying—it had been years since he’d extremely cried—but he knew that if he screwed up his face and wailed, his mother would offer him something he wished.

“Dinky Duddydums, don’t cry, Mummy won’t let him spoil your special day!” she cried, flinging her arms around him.

“I… don’t… want… him… t-t-to come!” Dudley loud between Brobdingnagian, fake sobs. “He invariably sp-spoils everything!” He shot Harry a nasty grin through the gap in his mother’s arms.

Just then, the button rang—“Oh, good Lord, they’re here!” same auntie flower frantically—and an instant later, Dudley’s relief, Piers Polkiss, walked in along with his mother. Piers was a scrawny boy with a face sort of a rat. He was sometimes the one World Health Organization command people’s arms behind their backs whereas Dudley hit them. Dudley stopped dissembling to cry right away.

Half AN hour later, Harry, World Health Organization couldn’t believe his luck, was sitting within the back of the Dursleys’ automobile with Piers and Dudley, on the thanks to the menagerie for the primary time in his life. His auntie and uncle hadn’t been ready to think about the rest to try to to with him, however before they’d left, Uncle Vernon had taken Harry aside.

“I’m warning you,” he had same, swing his giant purple face right up near Harry’s, “I’m warning you currently, boy—any funny business, something at all—and you’ll be in this cabinet from currently till Christmas.”

“I’m not aiming to do something,” same Harry, “honestly…”

But Uncle Vernon didn’t believe him. nobody ever did.

The problem was, strange things typically happened around Harry and it absolutely was simply no sensible telling the Dursleys he didn’t build them happen.

Once, auntie flower, bo (harry potter audiobooks) with Harry returning from the barbers wanting like he hadn’t been in the least, had taken a combine of room scissors and cut his hair thus short he was virtually bald apart from his bangs, that she left “to hide that atrocious scar.” Dudley had laughed himself silly at Harry, World Health Organization spent a sleepless night imagining college consequent day, wherever he was already laughed at for his saggy garments and taped glasses. Next morning, however, he had gotten up to seek out his hair specifically because it had been before auntie flower had shea (harry potter audiobooks) it off. He had been given per week in his cabinet for this, albeit he had (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) {to justify|to elucidate|to clarify} that he couldn’t explain however it had full-grown back thus quickly.

Another time, auntie flower had been attempting to force him into a loathly recent sweater of Dudley’s (brown with orange puff balls)—The tougher she (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to tug it over his head, the smaller it gave the impression to become, till finally it’d have fitted a puppet, however definitely wouldn’t match Harry. auntie flower had determined it should have contracted within the wash and, to his nice relief, Harry wasn’t corrected.

On the opposite hand, he’d gotten into terrible bother for being found on the roof of the varsity kitchens. Dudley’s gang had been chasing him as was common once, the maximum amount to Harry’s surprise as anyone else’s, there he was sitting on the chimney. The Dursleys had received a awfully angry letter from Harry’s principal telling them Harry had been climb college buildings. however all he’d (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to try to to (as he loud at Uncle Vernon through the fast door of his cabinet) was jump behind the massive trash cans outside the room doors. Harry supposed that the wind should have caught him in mid-jump.

But today, nothing was aiming to get it wrong. it absolutely was even price being with Dudley and Piers to be payment the day somewhere that wasn’t college, his cupboard, or Mrs. Figg’s cabbage smelling lounge.

While he drove, Uncle Vernon complained to auntie flower. He likable to complain concerning things: individuals at work, Harry, the council, Harry, the bank, and Harry were simply a number of of his favorite subjects. This morning, it absolutely was motorcycles.

“…roa (harry potter movies) on like maniacs, the young hoodlums,” he said, as a motorbike overtook them.

“I had a dream a couple of motorbike,” same Harry, basic cognitive process suddenly. “It was flying.”

Uncle Vernon nearly crashed into the automobile before. He turned right around in his seat and loud at Harry, his face sort of a large beet with a mustache: “MOTORCYCLES DON’T FLY!”

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“I grasp they don’t,” same Harry. “It was solely a dream.”

But he needed he hadn’t same something. If there was one issue the Dursleys un (harry potter audio books)d even quite his asking queries, it absolutely was his talking concerning something acting du (harry potter movies) a method it shouldn’t, despite if it absolutely was du (harry potter movies) a dream or perhaps a cartoon—they gave the impression to suppose he may get dangerous ideas.

It was a awfully sunny Saturday and therefore the menagerie was huddled with families. The Dursleys bought Dudley and Piers giant chocolate ice creams at the doorway so, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of the smiling girl within the van had asked Harry what he wished before they might hurry him away, they bought him an inexpensive lemon ice pop. It wasn’t unhealthy, either, Harry thought, licking it as they watched a Gorilla gorilla scratching its head World Health Organization looked remarkably like Dudley, except that it wasn’t blond.

Harry had the simplest morning he’d had du (harry potter movies) a durable. He was careful to run a bit method aside from the Dursleys so Dudley and Piers, World Health Organization were setting out to get uninterested in the animals by lunch period, wouldn’t fall back on their favorite hobby of striking him. They Ate within the menagerie building, and once Dudley had a ill temper as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of his knickerbocker glory didn’t have enough frozen dessert on prime, Uncle Vernon bought him another one and Harry was allowed to complete the primary.

Harry felt, afterward, that he ought to have acknharry poter 1 (audiobook harry potte)d it absolutely was only too sensible to last.

After lunch they visited the vertebrate house. it absolutely was cool and dark in there, with lit windows right along the walls. Behind the glass, all varieties of lizards and snakes were crawl and slippy over bits of wood and stone. Dudley and Piers wished to examine Brobdingnagian, toxic cobras and thick, man crushing pythons. Dudley quickly found the most important snake within the (harry potter online free). It might have wrapped its body double around Uncle Vernon’s automobile and crushed it into a trash can—but at the instant it didn’t look within the mood. In fact, it absolutely was sound asleep.

Dudley stood along with his nose ironed against the glass, looking at the shining brown coils.

“Make it move,” he whined at his father. Uncle Vernon tapped on the glass, however the snake didn’t budge.

“Do it once more,” Dudley orde (harry potter audiobooks). Uncle Vernon rapped the glass well along with his knuckles, however the snake simply snoozed on.

“This is bo (harry potter movies),” Dudley moaned. He shuffled away.

Harry enraptu (harry potter audiobooks) before of the tank and looked intently at the snake. He wouldn’t are shocked if it had died of ennui itself—no company except stupid individuals percussion their fingers on the glass attempting to disturb it all day long. it absolutely was worse than having a cabinet as a chamber, wherever the sole traveller was auntie flower pounding on the door to wake you up; a minimum of he need to visit the remainder of the house.

The snake suddenly opened its beady eyes. Slharry poter 1y, terribly slharry poter 1y, it raised its head till its eyes were on grade with Harry’s.

It winked.

Harry sta (harry potter audiobooks). Then he looked quickly around to examine if anyone was observation. They weren’t. He looked back at the snake and winked, too.

The snake jerked its head toward Uncle Vernon and Dudley, then raised its eyes to the ceiling. It gave Harry a glance that same quite plainly:

“I get that each one the time.”

“I know,” Harry murmu (harry potter audiobooks) through the glass, although he wasn’t positive the snake might hear him. “It should be extremely annoying.”

The snake nodded smartly.

“Where does one come back from, anyway?” Harry asked.

The snake jabbed its tail at a bit sign next to the glass. Harry pee (harry potter audiobooks) at it.

Boa ophidian, Brazil.

“Was it nice there?”

The Constrictor constrictor jabbed its tail at the sign once more and Harry scan on: This specimen was b (harry potter audiobooks) within the menagerie. “Oh, I see—so you’ve ne’er been to Brazil?”

As the snake barrel its head, a earsplitting shout behind Harry created each of them jump.

“DUDLEY! adult male. DURSLEY! come back and appearance AT THIS SNAKE! YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT IT’S DOING!”

Dudley (harry potter audio books free) waddling toward them as quick as he might.

“Out of the method, you,” he said, punching Harry within the ribs. Caught without notice, Harry fell laborious on the concrete floor. What (harry potter audio books free) next happened thus quick nobody saw however it happened—one second, Piers and Dudley were leaning right up near the glass, the next, that they had leapt back with hharry poter 1s of horror.

Harry Sat up and gasped; the glass front of the boa constrictor’s tank had nonexistent. the good snake was uncoiling itself speedily, slippy out onto the ground. individuals throughout the vertebrate house screamed and began running for the exits.

As the snake softened fleetly past him, Harry might have sworn an occasional, hissing voice same, “Brazil, here I come… Thanksss, amigo.”

The keeper of the vertebrate house was in shock.

“But the glass,” he unbroken spoken language, “where did the glass go?”

The menagerie director himself created auntie flower a cup of robust, sweet tea whereas he apologized over and another time. Piers and Dudley might solely gibber. As so much as Harry had seen, the snake hadn’t done something except snap playfully at their heels because it passed, however by the time they were all back in Uncle Vernon’s automobile, Dudley was telling them however it had nearly bitten off his leg, whereas Piers was swea (harry potter movies) it had (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to squeeze him to death. however worst of all, for Harry a minimum of, was Piers calming down enough to mention, “Harry was reproval it, weren’t you, Harry?”

Uncle Vernon waited till Piers was safely out of the house before beginning on Harry. He was thus angry he might hardly speak. He managed to mention, “Go—cupboard—stay—no meals,” before he folded into a chair, and auntie flower had to run and obtain him an outsized hard liquor.

Harry lay in his dark cabinet abundant later, want he had a watch. He didn’t grasp what time it absolutely was and he couldn’t make sure the Dursleys were asleep nonetheless. till they were, he couldn’t risk unavowed to the room for a few food.

He’d lived with the Dursleys virtually 10 years, 10 miserable years, as long as he might keep in mind, ever since he’d been a baby and his oldsters had died in this automobile crash. He couldn’t keep in mind being within the automobile once his oldsters had died. Sometimes, once he strained his memory throughout long hours in his cabinet, he (harry potter audio books free) up with an odd vision: a dazzling flash of inexperienced light-weight and a burning pain on his forehead. This, he supposed, was the crash, although he couldn’t imagine wherever all the inexperienced light-weight (harry potter audio books free) from. He couldn’t keep in mind his oldsters in the least. His auntie and uncle ne’er spoke concerning them, and after all he was tabu to raise queries. there have been no images of them within the house.

When he had been younger, Harry had unreal and unreal of some unknown relation coming back to require him away, however it had ne’er happened; the Dursleys were his solely family. nonetheless typically he thought (or perhaps hoped) that strangers within the street gave the impression to grasp him. terribly strange strangers they were, too. a little man du (harry potter movies) a violet topper had bowed to him once whereas out looking with auntie flower and Dudley. once asking Harry furiously if he knew the person, auntie flower had hurried them out of the look while not shopping for something. A wild wanting recent lady dressed dead inexperienced had waved gayly at him once on a bus. A bald man {in a|du (harry potter movies) a|in an exceedingly|in a terribly} very long purple coat had truly agitated his hand within the street the opposite day so walked away while not a word. The weirdest issue concerning of these individuals was the method they gave the impression to vanish the second Harry (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to induce a better look.

At school, Harry had nobody. everyone knew that Dudley’s gang un (harry potter audio books)d that odd Harry Potter in his saggy recent garments and broken glasses, and no-one likable to trouble Dudley’s gang.

The escape of the Brazilian Constrictor constrictor earned Harry his longest ever penalization. By the time he was allowed out of his cabinet once more, the summer holidays had started and Dudley had already broken his new video (harry potter audio books free)ra, crashed his remote heavier-than-air craft, and, initial outing on his athletics bike, knocked down recent Mrs. Figg as she crossed shrub Drive on her crutches.

Harry was glad college was over, however there was no escaping Dudley’s gang, World Health Organization visited the house each single day. Piers, Dennis, Malcolm, and Gordon were all huge and stupid, however as Dudley was the largest and stupidest of the heap, he was the leader. the remainder of them were all quite happy to affix in Dudley’s favorite sport: Harry searching.

This was why Harry spent the maximum amount time as doable out of the house, wande (harry potter movies) around and conside (harry potter movies) the tip of the vacations, wherever he might see a little ray of hope. once Sep (harry potter audio books free) he would be going off to middle school and, for the primary time in his life, he wouldn’t be with Dudley. Dudley had been accepted at Uncle Vernon’s recent school, Smeltings. Piers Polkiss was going there too. Harry, on the opposite hand, was aiming to Stonewall High, the native public college. Dudley thought this was terribly funny.

“They stuff people’s heads down the bathroom the primary day at Stonewall,” he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Harry. “Want to return upstairs and practice?”

“No, thanks,” same Harry. “The poor toilet’s ne’er had something as atrocious as your head down it—it may well be sick.” Then he ran, before Dudley might total what he’d same.

One day in Gregorian calendar month, auntie flower took Dudley to London to shop for his Smeltings uniform, going away Harry at Mrs. Figg’s. Mrs. Figg wasn’t as unhealthy as was common. It clad she’d broken her leg tripping over one in all her cats, and he or she didn’t appear quite as keen on them as before. She let Harry watch tv and gave him somewhat of cake that tasted like she’d had it for many years.

That evening, Dudley paraded round the lounge for the family in his fresh uniform. Smeltings’ boys wore maroon tailcoats, orange knee pants, and flat straw hats refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as boaters. They conjointly carried unshapely sticks, used for striking one another whereas the lecturers weren’t wanting. This was purported to be sensible coaching for later life.

As he checked out Dudley in his new knee pants, Uncle Vernon same gruffly that it absolutely was the proudest moment of his life. auntie flower burst into tears and same she couldn’t believe it absolutely was her Ickle Dudleykins, he looked thus handsome and full-grown up. Harry didn’t trust himself to talk. He thought 2 of his ribs may have already got cracked from attempting to not laugh.

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There was a atrocious smell within the room consequent morning once Harry went sure breakfast. It gave the impression to be coming back from an outsized metal tub within the sink. He visited have a glance. the bathtub was choked with what appea (harry potter audiobooks) like dirty rags swimming in grey water.

“What’s this?” he asked auntie flower. Her lips tightened as they invariably did if he da (harry potter audiobooks) to raise a matter.

“Your new college uniform,” she said.

Harry looked within the bharry poter 1 once more.

“Oh,” he said, “I didn’t know it had to be thus wet.”

“Don’t be stupid,” snapped auntie flower. “I’m colou (harry potter movies) a number of Dudley’s recent things grey for you. It’ll look a bit like everybody else’s once I’ve finished.”

Harry seriously doubted this, however thought it best to not argue. He Sat down at the table and (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to not rely on however he was aiming to look on his initial day at Stonewall High—like he was carrying bits of recent elephant skin, probably.

Dudley and Uncle Vernon (harry potter audio books free) in, each with wrinkled noses owing to the smell from Harry’s new uniform. Uncle Vernon opened his newspaper as was common and Dudley banged his Smelting stick, that he carried every (harry potter online free), on the table.

They detected the press of the slot and flop of letters on the doormat.

“Get the mail, Dudley,” same Uncle Vernon from behind his paper.

“Make Harry apprehend.”

“Get the mail, Harry.”

“Make Dudley apprehend.”

“Poke him along with your Smelting stick, Dudley.”

Harry dodged the Smelting stick and visited get the mail. 3 things lay on the doormat: a mailing-card from Uncle Vernon’s sister oleo, World Health Organization was leisure on the island of Wight, a brown envelope that appea (harry potter audiobooks) like a bill, and—a letter for Harry. Harry picked it up and sta (harry potter audiobooks) at it, his heart twanging sort of a large elastic. No one, ever, in his whole life, had written to him. World Health Organization would? He had no friends, no alternative (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) relatives—he didn’t belong to the library, thus he’d ne’er even got rude notes posing for books back. nonetheless here it absolutely was, a letter, addressed thus plainly there may be no mistake:

Mr. H. Potter

The Cupboard underneath the steps

4 shrub Drive

Little Whinging


The envelope was thick and serious, made from chromatic parchment, and therefore the address was written in emerald inexperienced ink. There was no stamp.

Turning the envelope over, his hand trembling, Harry saw a purple wax seal bea (harry potter movies) a coat of arms; a lion, an eagle, a badger, and a snake encompassing an outsized letter H.

“Hurry up, boy!” loud Uncle Vernon from the room. “What area unit you doing, checking for letter bombs?” He chuckled at his own joke.

Harry went back to the room, still looking at his letter. He bimanual Uncle Vernon the bill and therefore the mailing-card, sat down, and slharry poter 1y began to open the yellow envelope.

Uncle Vernon ripped open the bill, snorted in disgust, and flipped over the mailing-card.

“Marge’s unwell,” he knharry poter 1 (audiobook harry potte)able auntie flower. “Ate a funny whelk.”

“Dad!” same Dudley suddenly. “Dad, Harry’s got something!”

Harry was on the purpose of evolution his letter, that was written on identical serious parchment because the envelope, once it absolutely was jerked sharply out of his hand by Uncle Vernon.

“That’s mine!” same Harry, attempting to grab it back.

“Who’d be writing to you?” snee (harry potter audiobooks) Uncle Vernon, shaking the letter open with one hand and glancing at it. His face went from (harry potter audiobooks) to inexperienced quicker than a group of traffic lights. And it didn’t stop there. among seconds it absolutely was the achromatic (harry potter audio book) of recent dish.

“P-P-Petunia!” he gasped.

Dudley (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to grab the letter to scan it, however Uncle Vernon command it high out of his reach. auntie flower took it curiously and skim the primary line. For an instant it looked like she may faint. She clutched her throat and created a choking noise.

“Vernon! American state my goodness—Vernon!”

They sta (harry potter audiobooks) at one another, superficial to own forgotten that Harry and Dudley were still within the space. Dudley wasn’t accustomed being unnoticed. He gave his father a pointy faucet on the top along with his Smelting stick.

“I need to scan that letter,” he same loudly.

“I need to scan it,” same Harry furiously, “as it’s mine.”

“Get out, each of you,” croaked Uncle Vernon, stuffing the letter back within its envelope.

Harry didn’t move.

“I need MY LETTER!” he loud.

“Let Pine Tree State see it!” demanded Dudley.

“OUT!” roa (harry potter audiobooks) Uncle Vernon, and he took each Harry and Dudley by the scruffs of their necks and threw them into the hall, slamming (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) the room door behind them. Harry and Dudley promptly had a furious however silent fight over World Health Organization would listen at the keyhole; Dudley won, so Harry, his glasses suspension from one ear, lay flat on his abdomen to concentrate at the crack between door and floor.

“Vernon,” auntie flower was spoken language du (harry potter movies) a quive (harry potter movies) voice, “look at the address—how might they presumably grasp wherever he sleeps? You don’t suppose they’re observation the house?”

“Watching—spying—might be following United States of America,” mutte (harry potter audiobooks) Uncle Vernon wildly.

“But what ought to we have a tendency to do, Vernon? ought to we have a tendency to write back? Tell them we have a tendency to don’t want—”

Harry might see Uncle Vernon’s shiny black shoes pacing up and down the room.

“No,” he same finally. “No, we’ll ignore it. If they don’t get AN answer… affirmative, that’s best… we have a tendency to won’t do anything…”


“I’m not having one within the house, Petunia! Didn’t we have a tendency to swear after we took him in we’d end that dangerous nonsense?”

That evening once he got in from work, Uncle Vernon did one thing he’d ne’er done before; he visited Harry in his cabinet.

“Where’s my letter?” same Harry, the instant Uncle Vernon had squeezed through the door. “Who’s writing to me?”

“No one. it absolutely was addressed to you by mistake,” same Uncle Vernon shortly. “I have burned it.”

“It wasn’t a slip,” same Harry angrily, “it had my cabinet thereon.”

“SILENCE!” loud Uncle Vernon, and one or two of spiders fell from the ceiling. He took a number of deep breaths so forced his face into a smile, that looked quite painful.

“Er—yes, Harry—about this cabinet. Your auntie and that i are thinking… you’re extremely obtaining somewhat huge for it… we p (harry potter audiobooks)ict it’d be nice if you enraptu (harry potter audiobooks) into Dudley’s second chamber.”

“Why?” same Harry.
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“Don’t raise questions!” snapped his uncle. “Take these things upstairs, now.”

The Dursleys’ house had four bedrooms: one for Uncle Vernon and auntie flower, one for guests (usually Uncle Vernon’s sister, Marge), one wherever Dudley slept, and one wherever Dudley unbroken all the toys and things that wouldn’t match into his initial chamber. It solely took Harry one trip upstairs to maneuver everything he owned from the cabinet to the present space. He Sat down on the bed and sta (harry potter audiobooks) around him. Nearly everything in here was broken. The month recent video (harry potter audio books free)ra was lying on prime of alittle, operating tank Dudley had once driven over consequent door neighbor’s dog; within the corner was Dudley’s initial ever television receiver, that he’d (harry potter online free) his foot through once his favorite program had been canceled; there was an outsized coop, that had once command a parrot that Dudley had swapped in class for a true gun, that was informed a shelf with the tip all bent as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of Dudley had Sat thereon. alternative shelves were choked with books. They were the sole things within the space that looked like they’d ne’er been touched.
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From downstairs (harry potter audio books free) the sound of Dudley tears at his mother, “I don’t need him in there… i would like that room… build him get out…”

Harry sighed and extended on the bed. Yesterday he’d have given something to be over here. these days he’d preferably be back in his cabinet therewith letter than over here while not it.

Next morning at breakfast, everybody was rather quiet. Dudley was in shock. He’d screamed, ti (harry potter audiobooks) his father along with his Smelting stick, been sick deliberately, kicked his mother, and thrown his turtle through the greenhouse roof, and he still didn’t have his space back. Harry was conside (harry potter movies) this point yesterday and bitterly want he’d opened the letter within the hall. Uncle Vernon and auntie flower unbroken viewing one another in darkness.
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When the mail arrived, Uncle Vernon, World Health Organization (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) gave the impression to be attempting to be nice to Harry, created Dudley go and obtain it. They detected him banging things along with his Smelting stick all the method down the hall. Then he loud, “There’s another one! ‘Mr. H. Potter, the littlest chamber, four shrub Drive—’”

With a stifled cry, Uncle Vernon leapt from his seat and expended the hall, Harry right behind him. Uncle Vernon had to wrestle Dudley to the bottom to induce the letter from him, that was created troublesome by the actual fact that Harry had grabbed Uncle Vernon round the neck from behind. once a moment of confused fighting, du (harry potter movies) which everybody got hit lots by the Smelting stick, Uncle Vernon straightened up, pursy for breath, with Harry’s letter clutched in his hand.

“Go to your cupboard—I mean, your chamber,” he wheezed at Harry. “Dudley—go—just go.”

Harry walked spherical and spherical his new space. somebody knew he had taken away of his cabinet and that they gave the impression to grasp he hadn’t received his initial letter. sure that meant they’d attempt again? And this point he’d certify they didn’t fail. He had a concept.

The repai (harry potter audiobooks) timer rang at six o’clock consequent morning. Harry turned it off quickly and dressed taciturnly. He mustn’t wake the Dursleys. He scarf downstairs while not turning on any of the lights.

He was aiming to look forward to the mail carrier on the corner of shrub Drive and obtain the letters for range four initial. His heart beat as he crept across the dark hall toward the front door—


Harry leapt into the air; he’d trampled on one thing huge and spongy on the doormat—something alive!

Lights clicked on upstairs and to his horror Harry realised that the massive, spongy one thing had been his uncle’s face. Uncle Vernon had been lying at the foot of the front entrance du (harry potter movies) a bag, clearly ensu (harry potter movies) that Harry didn’t do specifically what he’d been attempting to try to to. He loud at Harry for concerning 0.5 AN hour so (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) him to travel and build a cup of tea. Harry shuffled miserably off into the room and by the time he got in, the mail had arrived, right into Uncle Vernon’s lap. Harry might see 3 letters addressed in inexperienced ink.

“I want—” he began, however Uncle Vernon was tea (harry potter movies) the letters into items before his eyes.

Uncle Vernon didnt head to work that day. He stayed reception and nailed up the slot.

“See,” he explained to auntie flower through a mouthful of nails, “if they can’t deliver them they’ll simply hand over.”

“I’m undecided that’ll work, Vernon.”

“Oh, these people’s minds add strange ways that, Petunia, they’re not such as you and Pine Tree State,” same Uncle Vernon, attempting to knock du (harry potter movies) a nail with the piece of fruitcake auntie flower had simply brought him.

On Friday, no but twelve letters arrived for Harry. As they couldn’t bear the slot that they had been pushed underneath the door, slotted through the perimeters, and a number of even forced through the little window within the downstairs rest room.

Uncle Vernon stayed reception once more. once burning all the letters, he got out a hammer and nails and boarded up the cracks round the front and back doors thus nobody might quit. He hummed “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” as he worked, and jumped at tiny noises.

On Saturday, things began to induce out of hand. Twenty four letters to Harry found their method into the house, rolled up and hidden within every of the 2 dozen eggs that their terribly confused deliverer had bimanual auntie flower through the lounge window. whereas Uncle Vernon created furious phonephone calls to the post work (harry potter online free) and therefore the dairy farm attempting to seek out somebody to complain to, auntie flower sliced the letters in her kitchen appliance.

“Who on earth needs to speak to you this badly?” Dudley asked Harry in feeling.

* * *
On Sunday morning, Uncle Vernon Sat down at the table wanting ti (harry potter audiobooks) and rather unwell, but happy.

“No post on Sundays,” he reminded them cheerfully as he unfold conserve on his newspapers, “no damn letters today—”

Something (harry potter audio books free) whizzing down the room chimney as he spoke and caught him sharply on the rear of the top. Next moment, thirty or forty letters (harry potter audio books free) successiveness out of the fireside like bullets. The Dursleys ducked, however Harry leapt into the air attempting to catch one—

“Out! OUT!”

Uncle Vernon appropriated Harry round the waist and threw him into the hall. once auntie flower and Dudley had run out with their arms over their faces, Uncle Vernon slammed the door shut. they might hear the letters still streaming into the area, bouncing off the walls and floor.

“That will it,” same Uncle Vernon, attempting to talk sedately however propulsion nice tufts out of his hair at identical time. “I need you all back here in 5 minutes able to leave. We’re going. simply pack some garments. No arguments!”

He looked thus dangerous with 0.5 his hair missing that nobody da (harry potter audiobooks) argue. 10 minutes later that they had wrenched their method through the boarded up doors and were within the automobile, dashing toward the main road. Dudley was sniffling within the back seat; his father had hit him around the head for holding them up whereas he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to pack his tv, VCR, and pc in his sports bag.

They drove. and that they drove. Even auntie flower didn’t dare raise wherever they were going. each currently so Uncle Vernon would take a pointy flip and drive within the other way for a moment.

“Shake ’em off… shake ’em off,” he would mutter whenever he did this.

They didn’t stop to eat or drink all day. By dusk Dudley was hharry poter 1ing. He’d ne’er had such a foul day in his life. He was hungry, he’d uncomprehensible 5 tv programs he’d wished to examine, ANd he’d ne’er gone goodbye while not berating an alien on his pc.

Uncle Vernon stopped ultimately outside a dark wanting building on the outskirts of an enormous town. Dudley and Harry sha (harry potter audiobooks) an area with twin beds and damp, musty sheets. Dudley sno (harry potter audiobooks) however Harry stayed awake, sitting on the sill, sta (harry potter movies) down at the lights of passing cars and wonde (harry potter movies)…

They Ate stale cornflakes and cold preserved tomatoes on toast for breakfast consequent day. that they had simply finished once the owner of the building visited to their table.

“’Scuse me, however is one in all you adult male. H. Potter? solely I got concerning AN ’und (harry potter audiobooks) of those at the front table.”

She delayed a letter so that they might scan the inexperienced ink address:

Mr. H. Potter

Room 17

Railview building


Harry created a grab for the letter however Uncle Vernon knocked his give out of the method. the girl sta (harry potter audiobooks).

“I’ll take them,” same Uncle Vernon, standing up quickly and following her from the feeding space.

* * *
“Wouldn’t or not it’s higher simply to travel home, dear?” auntie flower recommended shyly, hours later, however Uncle Vernon didn’t appear to listen to her. specifically what he was longing for, none of them knew. He drove them into the center of a forest, got out, looked around, barrel his head, got in within the automobile, and off they went once more. identical issue happened within the middle of a tilled field, halfway across a span, and at the highest of a structure parking garage.

“Daddy’s gone mad, hasn’t he?” Dudley asked auntie flower dully late that afternoon. Uncle Vernon had put at the coast, fast all within the automobile, and disappea (harry potter audiobooks).

It began to rain. nice drops beat on the roof of the automobile. Dud pastureland sniveled.

“It’s Mon,” he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) his mother. “The nice Humberto’s on tonight. i need to remain somewhere with a tv.”

Monday. This reminded Harry of one thing. If it absolutely was Monday—and you’ll sometimes reckon Dudley to understand the times the week, owing to television—then tomorrow, Tuesday, was Harry’s eleventh birthday. Of course, his birthdays were ne’er specifically fun—last year, the Dursleys had given him a dress hanger and a combine of Uncle Vernon’s recent socks. Still, you weren’t eleven daily.

Uncle Vernon was back and he was smiling. He was conjointly carrying an extended, skinny package and didn’t answer auntie flower once she asked what he’d bought.

“Found the right (harry potter online free)!” he same. “Come on! everybody out!”

It was terribly cold outside the automobile. Uncle Vernon was inform at what appea (harry potter audiobooks) like an outsized rock resolution confused. perked up on prime of the rock was the foremost miserable very little shack you’ll imagine. One issue was bound, there was no tv in there.

“Storm forecast for tonight!” same Uncle Vernon joyously, approval his hands along. “And this gentleman’s (harry potter and the philosopher’s stone online)ly united to lend United States of America his boat!”

A toothless recent man (harry potter audio books free) ambling up to them, pointing, with a rather wicked grin, at AN recent dory bobbing within the iron grey water below them.

“I’ve already got United States of America some rations,” same Uncle Vernon, “so all aboard!”

It was temperature (harry potter audiobooks)uction within the boat. Icy spray and rain crept down their necks and a cold wind whipped their faces. once what appea (harry potter audiobooks) like hours they reached the rock, wherever Uncle Vernon, slippy and slippy, LED the thanks to the countermined house.

The inside was horrible; it smelled powerfully of algae, the wind whistled through the gaps within the wood walls, and therefore the hearth was damp and empty. there have been solely 2 rooms.

Uncle Vernon’s rations clad to be a bag of chips every and 4 bananas. He (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to begin a fire (harry potter online free) however the empty chip luggage simply smoke-dried and shriveled up.

“Could do with a number of those letters currently, eh?” he same cheerfully.

He was du (harry potter movies) a superb mood. clearly he thought no one stood an opportunity of reaching them here du (harry potter movies) a storm to deliver mail. Harry in private united, although the thought didn’t cheer him up in the least.

As night fell, the secure storm blew up around them. Spray from the high waves cove (harry potter audiobooks) the walls of the hut and a fierce wind hot and bothe (harry potter audiobooks) the filthy windows. auntie flower found a number of mouldy blankets within the second space and created up a bed for Dudley on the lepidopteran ingested couch. She and Uncle Vernon went off to the lumpy bed round the corner, and Harry was left to seek out the softest little bit of floor he might and to twist up underneath the thinnest, most ragged blanket.

The storm raged a lot of and a lot of fiercely because the night went on. Harry couldn’t sleep. He shive (harry potter audiobooks) and turned over, attempting to induce snug, his abdomen rumbling with hunger. Dudley’s snores were submerged by the low rolls of thunder that started close to time of day. The lighted dial of Dudley’s watch, that was suspension over the sting of the couch on his fat radiocarpal joint, (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Harry he’d be eleven in 10 minutes’ time. He lay and watched his birthday tick nearer, inquisitive if the (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) Dursleys would keep in mind in the least, inquisitive wherever the correspondent was currently.

Five minutes to travel. Harry detected one thing creak outside. He hoped the roof wasn’t aiming to fall in, though he may well be hotter if it did. Four minutes to travel. perhaps the house in shrub Drive would be thus choked with letters once they got in that he’d be ready to steal one somehow.

Three minutes to travel. Was that the ocean, slapping laborious on the rock like that? And (two minutes to go) what was that funny crunching noise? Was the rock crumbling into the sea?

One minute to travel and he’d be eleven. Thirty seconds… twenty… ten… nine—maybe he’d wake Dudley up, simply to harass him—three… two… one…


The whole shack shive (harry potter audiobooks) and Harry Sat bolt upright, looking at the door. somebody was outside, knock to return in.

BOOM. They knocked once more. Dudley jerked awake. “Where’s the cannon?” he same doltishly.

There was a crash behind them and Uncle Vernon (harry potter audio books free) skidding into the area. He was holding a rifle in his hands—now they knew what had been within the long, skinny package he had brought with them.

“Who’s there?” he loud. “I warn you—I’m armed!”

There was a disruption. Then—


The door was hit with such force that it swung clean off its hinges and with a earsplitting crash landed flat on the ground.

A giant of a person was standing within the entree. His face was virtually utterly hidden by an extended, shaggy mane of hair and a wild, tangled beard, however you’ll decipher his eyes, aglitter like black beetles underneath all the hair.

The giant squeezed his method into the hut, unerect so his head simply brushed the ceiling. He bent down, picked up the door, and fitted it simply into its frame. The noise of the storm outside born a bit. He turned to seem at all.

“Couldn’t build United States of America a cup o’ tea, might yeh? It’s not been a straightforward journey…”

He strode over to the couch wherever Dudley Sat frozen with worry.

“Budge up, yeh nice lump,” same the alien.

Dudley squeaked and ran to cover behind his mother, World Health Organization was hunke (harry potter audiobooks) down, terrified, behind Uncle Vernon.

“An’ here’s Harry!” same the enormous.

Harry hunted into the fierce, wild, shadowy face and saw that the beetle eyes were rippled du (harry potter movies) a smile.

“Las’ time I saw you, you was solely a baby,” same the enormous. “Yeh look lots like yer father, however yeh’ve got yer mom’s eyes.”

Uncle Vernon created a funny rasping noise.

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“Ah, shut up, Dursley, yeh nice prune,” same the giant; he reached over the rear of the couch, jerked the gun out of Uncle Vernon’s hands, bent it into a knot as simply as if it had been made from rubber, and threw it into a corner of the area.

Uncle Vernon created another funny noise, sort of a mouse being trampled on.

“Anyway—Harry,” same the enormous, turning his back on the Dursleys, “a terribly happy birthday to yeh. Got summat fer yeh here—I mighta Sat thereon at some purpose, however it’ll style alright.”

From an interior pocket of his black overcoat he force a rather press box. Harry opened it with trembling fingers. within was an outsized, sticky cake with Happy Birthday Harry written thereon in inexperienced icing.

Harry hunted at the enormous. He meant to mention many thanks, however the words got lost on the thanks to his mouth, and what he same instead was, “Who area unit you?”

The giant chuckled.

“True, I haven’t introduced meself. Rubeus Hagrid, Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.”

He command out a huge hand and barrel Harry’s whole arm.

“What this tea then, eh?” he same, rubbing his hands along. “I’d not say no ter summat stronger if yeh’ve got it, mind.”

His eyes fell on the empty grate with the shriveled chip luggage in it and he snorted. He bent down over the fire (harry potter online free); they couldn’t see what he was doing however once he histrion back a second later, there was a roa (harry potter movies) hearth there. It stuffed the total damp hut with aflicker light-weight and Harry felt the heat wash over him like he’d washed-up into a hot tub.

The giant Sat backtrack on the couch, that sagged underneath his weight, and started taking all varieties of things out of the pockets of his coat: a copper kettle, a spongy package of sausages, a poker, a teapot, many broken mugs, and a bottle of some amber liquid that he took a swig from before setting out to build tea. shortly the hut was choked with the sound and smell of sizzling sausage. no one same a issue whereas the enormous was operating, however as he softened the primary six fat, juicy, slightly burnt sausages from the poker, Dudley fidgeted a bit. Uncle Vernon same sharply, “Don’t bit something he offers you, Dudley.”

The giant chuckled in darkness.

“Yer nice puddin’ of a son don’ want fattenin’ any longer, Dursley, don’ worry.”

He passed the sausages to Harry, World Health Organization was thus hungry he had ne’er tasted something thus hharry poter 1ing, however he still couldn’t take his eyes off the enormous. Finally, as no one appea (harry potter audiobooks) on the brink of justify something, he said, “I’m sorry, however I still don’t extremely grasp World Health Organization you’re.”

The giant took a gulp of tea and wiped his mouth with the rear of his hand.

“Call Pine Tree State Hagrid,” he said, “everyone will. An’ like I (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) yeh, I’m Keeper of Keys at Hogwarts—yeh’ll grasp all concerning Hogwarts, o’ course.”

“Er—no,” same Harry.

Hagrid looked aghast.

“Sorry,” Harry same quickly.

“Sorry?” barked Hagrid, turning to stare at the Dursleys, World Health Organization shrank into the shadows. “It’ s them as ought to be sorry! I knew yeh weren’t gettin’ yer letters however I ne’er thought yeh wouldn’t even grasp abou’ Hogwarts, fer cryin’ out loud! Did yeh ne’er marvel wherever nonetheless oldsters learned it all?”

“All what?” asked Harry.

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He had leapt to his feet. In his anger he gave the impression to fill the total hut. The Dursleys were cowe (harry potter movies) against the wall.

“Do you Pine Tree Statean ter tell me,” he grharry poter 1ed at the Dursleys, “that this boy—this boy!—knows nothin’ abou’—about ANYTHING?”

Harry thought this was going somewhat so much. He had been to high school, after all, and his marks weren’t unhealthy.

“I grasp some things,” he said. “I can, you know, do maths and stuff.” however Hagrid merely waved his hand and same, “About our world, I mean. Your world. My world. Yer parents’ world.”

“What world?”

Hagrid looked as if he was on the brink of explode.

“DURSLEY!” he boomed.

Uncle Vernon, World Health Organization had gone terribly pale, unvoiced one thing that appea (harry potter audiobooks) like “Mimblewimble.” Hagrid sta (harry potter audiobooks) wildly at Harry.

“But yeh should realize nonetheless female parent and pop,” he said. “I mean, they’re famed. You’re famed.”

“What? My—my female parent and pop weren’t famed, were they?”

“Yeh don’ know… yeh don’ know…” Hagrid ran his fingers through his hair, fixing Harry with a baffled stare.

“Yeh don’ grasp what yeh are?” he same finally.

Uncle Vernon suddenly found his voice.

“Stop!” he commanded. “Stop right there, sit! I forbid you to inform the boy anything!”

A braver man than Vernon Dursley would have quailed underneath the furious look Hagrid currently gave him; once Hagrid spoke, his each linguistic unit trembled with rage.

“You ne’er (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) him? ne’er (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) him what was within the letter Dumbledore left fer him? i used to be there! I saw Dumbledore leave it, Dursley! An’ you’ve unbroken it from him of these years?”

“Kept what from me?” same Harry thirstily.

“STOP! I FORBID YOU!” loud Uncle Vernon in panic.

Aunt flower gave a puff of horror.

“Ah, go boil nonetheless heads, each of yeh,” same Hagrid. “Harry—yer a wizard.”

There was silence within the hut. solely the ocean and therefore the whistling wind may be detected.

“I’m a what?” gasped Harry.

“A wizard, o’ course,” same Hagrid, sitting backtrack on the couch, that groaned and (harry potter movies) even lower, “an’ a thumpin’ good’un, I’d say, once yeh’ve been trained up somewhat. With a mum an’ father like yours, what else would yeh be? An’ I reckon it’s abou’ time yeh scan yer letter.”

Harry extended his hand ultimately to require the chromatic envelope, addressed in emerald inexperienced to adult male. H. Potter, The Floor, Hut on the Rock, The Sea. He force out the letter and read:

HOGWARTS college of black magic and creativeness


(Order of Merlin, top notch, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock, Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. of Wizards)

Dear Mr. Potter,

We square measure happy to tell you that you simply are accepted at Hogwarts college of black art and creativity. Please notice self-enclosed an inventory of all necessary books and instrumentality.

Term begins on Gregorian calendar month one. we tend to wait your raptor by no later than July thirty one.

Yours sincerely,

Minerva McGonagall,

Deputy head

Questions exploded within Harry’s head like fireworks and he couldn’t decide that to raise initial. once many minutes he stamme (harry potter audiobooks), “What will it mean, they wait my harry poter 1?”

“Gallopin’ Gorgons, that (harry potter movies)s a bell in my memory,” aforesaid Hagrid, hand clapping a hand to his forehead with enough force to upset a cart horse, Associate in Nursingd from yet one more pocket within his overcoat he force an harry poter 1—a real, live, rather ruffled trying harry poter 1—a long quill, and a roll of parchment. together with his tongue between his teeth he scribbled a note that Harry may browse upper side down:

Dear prof Dumbledore,

Given Harry his letter.

Taking him to shop for his things tomorrow.

Weather’s frightful. Hope you’re well.


Hagrid rolled up the note, gave it to the raptor, that clamped it in its beak, visited the door, and threw the raptor out into the storm. Then he (harry potter audio books free) back and Sat down as if this was as traditional as talking on the phonephone.

Harry completed his mouth was open and closed it quickly.

“Where was I?” aforesaid Hagrid, however at that moment, Uncle Vernon, still ashen featu (harry potter audiobooks) however trying terribly angry, rapt into the light.

“He’s not going,” he said.

Hagrid grunted.

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“A what?” aforesaid Harry, interested.

“A Muggle,” aforesaid Hagrid, “it’s what we tend to decision nonmagic people like them. An’ it’s your dangerous luck you grew up du (harry potter movies) a family o’ the most important Muggles I ever set eyes on.”

“We swore after we took him in we’d (harry potter online free) a stop thereto rubbish,” aforesaid Uncle Vernon, “swore we’d stamp it out of him! Wizard indeed!”

“You knew?” aforesaid Harry. “You knew I’m a—a wizard?”

“Knew!” call aunty flower suddenly. “Knew! in fact we tend to knew! however may you not be, my dratted sister being what she was? Ohio, she got a letter rather like that and disappea (harry potter audiobooks) off to that—that school—and (harry potter audio books free) home each vacation together with her pockets filled with frog spawn, turning teacups into rats. i used to be the sole one UN agency saw her for what she was—a freak! except for my mother and father, oh no, it absolutely was liliaceous plant this and liliaceous plant that, they were happy with having a witch within the family!”

She stopped to draw a deep breath and so went declamation on. It appea (harry potter audiobooks) she had been desperate to say all this for years.

“Then she met that Potter in school and that they left and got married and had you, and in fact I knew you’d be simply an equivalent, even as strange, simply as—as—abnormal—and then, if you please, she went and got herself blown up and that we got landed with you!”

Harry had gone terribly (harry potter audio book). As before long as he found his voice he aforesaid, “Blown up? You (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) ME they died du (harry potter movies) a automotive crash!”

“CAR CRASH!” roa (harry potter audiobooks) Hagrid, jumping up thus angrily that the Dursleys scuttled back to their corner. “How may a automotive crash kill liliaceous plant Associate in Nursing’ James Potter? It’s an outrage! A scandal! Harry Potter not knowin’ his own story once each child in our world is aware of his name!”

“But why? What happened?” Harry asked desperately.

The anger pale from Hagrid’s face. He looked suddenly anxious.

“I ne’er expected this,” he said, in a low, disquieted voice. “I had no plan, once Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) ME there may be hassle gettin’ hold of yeh, what quantity yeh didn’t understand. Ah, Harry, I don’ understand if I’m the proper person ter tell yeh—but someone’s gotta—yeh can’t blast off ter Hogwarts not knowin’.”

He threw a grimy look into the Dursleys.

“Well, it’s best yeh understand the maximum amount as I will tell yeh—mind, I can’t tell yeh everythin’, it’s a good myst’ry, components of it…”

He Sat down, sta (harry potter audiobooks) into the fire (harry potter online free) for many seconds, and so aforesaid, “It begins, I suppose, with—with someone called—but it’s unimaginable yeh don’t understand his name, everybody in our world knows—”


“Well—I don’ like sayin’ the name if I will facilitate it. nobody will.”

“Why not?”

“Gulpin’ gargoyles, Harry, folks square measure still frightened. Blimey, this can be troublesome. See, there was this wizard UN agency went… dangerous. As dangerous as you may go. Worse. Worse than worse. His name was…”

Hagrid gulped, however no words (harry potter audio books free) out.

“Could you write it down?” Harry recommended.

“Nah can’t spell it. All right—Voldemort.” Hagrid shudde (harry potter audiobooks). “Don’t build ME say it once more. Anyway, this—this wizard, regarding twenty years agone currently, started lookin’ fer followers. Got ’em, too—some were afraid, some simply wished a little o’ his power, ’cause he was gettin’ himself power, all right. Dark days, Harry. Didn’t understand UN agency ter trust, didn’t dare get friendly with strange wizards or witches… terrible things happened. He was takin’ over. ’Course, some stood up to him—an’ he killed ’em. Horribly. One o’ the sole safe (harry potter online free)s left was Hogwarts. Reckon Dumbledore’s the sole one You-Know-Who was petrified of. Didn’t dare strive takin’ the varsity, not jus’ then, anyway.

“Now, yer mum an’ daddy were nearly as good a witch an’ wizard as I ever knew. Head boy an’ woman at Hogwarts in their day! Suppose the myst’ry is why You-Know-Who ne’er (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to (free audio books harry potter) ’em on his facet before… most likely knew (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) they were too shut ter Dumbledore ter wish anythin’ ter do with the Dark facet.

“Maybe he thought he may persuade ’em… perhaps he simply wished ’em outta the approach. All anyone is aware of is, he turned up within the village wherever you was all living, on day 10 years agone. You was simply a year recent. He (harry potter audio books free) ter yer house an’—an’—”

Hagrid suddenly force out a really dirty, noticed hankie and blew his nose with a sound sort of a foghorn.

“Sorry,” he said. “But it’s that sad—knew yer mum an’ daddy, an’ nicer folks yeh couldn’t find—anyway…

“You-Know-Who killed ’em. An’ then—an’ this can be the $64000 myst’ry of the thing—he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to kill you, too. wished ter build a clean job of it, I suppose, or even he simply likable killin’ by then. however he couldn’t be intimate. ne’er questioned however you bought that mark on yer forehead? That was no standard cut. That’s what yeh get once a robust, evil curse touches yeh—took care of yer mum an’ daddy an’ yer house, even—but it didn’t work on you, an’ that’s why yer famed, Harry. nobody ever lived once he determined ter kill ‘em, nobody except you, an’ he’d killed some o’ the most effective witches an’ wizards of the age—the McKinnons, the Bones, the Prewetts—an’ you was solely a baby, an’ you lived.”

Something terribly painful was occur (harry potter movies) in Harry’s mind. As Hagrid’s story (harry potter audio books free) to a detailed, he saw once more the blazing flash of inexperienced light-weight, a lot of clearly than he had ever remembe (harry potter audiobooks) it before—and he remembe (harry potter audiobooks) one thing else, for the primary time in his life: a high, cold, cruel laugh.

Hagrid was looking him sadly.

“Took yeh from the ruined house myself, on Dumbledore’s orders. Brought yeh ter this lot…”

“Load of recent baloney,” aforesaid Uncle Vernon. Harry jumped; he had virtually forgotten that the Dursleys were there. Uncle Vernon definitely perceived to have gotten back his bravery. He was obvious at Hagrid and his fists were tight.

“Now, you listen here, boy,” he tangled, “I settle for there’s one thing strange regarding you, most likely nothing a decent beating wouldn’t have cu (harry potter audiobooks)—and as for all this regarding your oldsters, well, they were weirdos, no denying it, and also the world’s happier while not them in my opinion—asked for all they got, obtaining involved with these wizarding types—just what I expected, continually knew they’d come back to a sticky end—”

But at that moment, Hagrid leapt from the seat and Drew a batte (harry potter audiobooks) pink umbrella from within his coat. inform this at Uncle Vernon sort of a weapon, he said, “I’m warning you, Dursley—I’m warning you—one a lot of word…”

In danger of being spea (harry potter audiobooks) on the tip of Associate in Nursing umbrella by a bearded large, Uncle Vernon’s bravery failing again; he planate himself against the wall and fell silent.

“That’s higher,” aforesaid Hagrid, respiratory heavily and sitting backtrack on the seat, that now sagged right right down to the ground.

Harry, meanwhile, still had inquiries to raise, many them.

“But what happened to Vol—, sorry—I mean, You-Know-Who?”

“Good question, Harry. Disappea (harry potter audiobooks). Vanished. Same night he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) ter kill you. Makes yeh even a lot of famed. That’s the most important myst’ry, see… he was gettin’ a lot of an’ a lot of powerful—why’d he go?

“Some say he died. Codswallop, in my opinion. Dunno if he had enough human left in him to die. Some say he’s still out there, bidin’ his time, like, however I don’ believe it. folks that was on his facet (harry potter audio books free) back ter ours. a number of ’em (harry potter audio books free) outta (harry potter and the philosopher’s stone online) of trances. Don’ reckon they could’ve done if he was comin’ back.

“Most folks reckon he’s still out there somewhere however lost his powers. Too weak to hold on. ’Cause somethin’ regarding you finished him, Harry. There was somethin’ goin’ thereon night he hadn’t counted on—I dunno what it absolutely was, nobody does—but somethin’ regarding you stumped him, all right.”

Hagrid checked out Harry with heat and respect blazing in his eyes, but Harry, rather than feeling happy and proud, felt quite certain there had been a frightful mistake. A wizard? Him? however may he presumably be? He’d spent his life being clouted by Dudley, and afraid by aunty flower and Uncle Vernon; if he was extremely a wizard, why hadn’t they been become verrucose toads anytime they’d (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to lock him in his cupboard? If he’d once defeated the best magician within the world, why Dudley had continually been ready to kick him around sort of a football?

“Hagrid,” he aforesaid quietly, “I suppose you need to have created a slip-up. I don’t suppose I may be a wizard.”

To his surprise, Hagrid chuckled.

“Not a wizard, eh? ne’er created things happen after you was frightened or angry?”

Harry looked into the fire (harry potter online free). currently he (harry potter audio books free) to have confidence it… each odd factor that had ever created his aunty and uncle furious with him had happened once he, Harry, had been upset or angry… pursued by Dudley’s gang, he had somehow found himself out of their reach… dreading attending to college thereupon ridiculous haircut, he’d managed to form it grow back… and also the very last time Dudley had hit him, hadn’t he got his revenge, while not even realizing he was doing it? Hadn’t he set a boa on him?

Harry looked back at Hagrid, smiling, and saw that Hagrid was absolutely beaming at him.

“See?” aforesaid Hagrid. “Harry Potter, not a wizard—you wait, you’ll be right famed at Hogwarts.”

But Uncle Vernon wasn’t attending to throw in the towel while not a fight.

“Haven’t I (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) you he’s not going?” he hissed. “He’s attending to Stonewall High and he’ll be grateful for it. I’ve browse those letters and he wants all varieties of rubbish—spell books and wands and—”

“If he needs ter go, a good Muggle such as you won’t stop him,” grharry poter 1ed Hagrid. “Stop liliaceous plant an’ James Potter’s son goin’ ter Hogwarts! Yer mad. His name’s been down ever since he was born. He’s off ter the best college of black art and creativity within the world. Seven years there and he won’t understand himself. He’ll be with kids of his own type, fer a amendment, an’ he’ll be underneath the best schoolmaster Hogwarts ever had Albus Dumbled—”

“I AM NOT PAYING for a few eccentric person recent FOOL to show HIM MAGIC TRICKS!” shouted Uncle Vernon.

But he had finally gone too so much. Hagrid taken over his umbrella and whirled it over his head, “NEVER,” he thunde (harry potter audiobooks), “—INSULT—ALBUS—DUMBLEDORE—IN—FRONT—OF—ME!”

He brought the umbrella swishy down through the air to purpose at Dudley—there was a flash of violet light-weight, a sound sort of a firework, a pointy squeal, and also the next second, Dudley was dance on the spot together with his hands clasped over his fat bottom, hharry poter 1ing in pain. once he turned his back on them, Harry saw a curly pig’s tail jab through a hole in his trousers.

Uncle Vernon roa (harry potter audiobooks). actuation aunty flower and Dudley into the opposite area, he solid one last panic-struck look into Hagrid and slammed the door behind them.

Hagrid looked down at his umbrella and stroked his beard.

“Shouldn’ta lost ME temper,” he aforesaid remorsefully, “but it didn’t work anyway. Meant ter flip him into a pig, however I suppose he was abundant|such a lot|most} sort of a pig anyway there wasn’t much left ter do.”

He solid a sideways look into Harry underneath his bushy eyebrows.

“Be grateful if yeh didn’t mention that ter anyone at Hogwarts,” he said. “I’m—er—not supposed ter do magic, strictly speakin’. i used to be allowed ter do a little ter follow yeh an’ get yer letters to yeh an’ stuff—one o’ the explanations i used to be thus keen ter defy the job—”

“Why aren’t you purported to do magic?” asked Harry.

“Oh, well—I was at Hogwarts meself however I—er—got expelled, ter tell yeh the reality. In ME third year. They snapped ME wand in 0.5 an’ everything. however Dumbledore let ME be as steward. Great man, Dumbledore.”

“Why were you expelled?”

“It’s gettin’ late and we’ve got heaps ter do tomorrow,” aforesaid Hagrid loudly. “Gotta get on my feet ter city, get all yer books an’ that.”

He took off his thick black coat and threw it to Harry.

“You will kip under it,” he said. “Don’ mind if it wriggles a little, i believe I still got a handful o’ dormice in one o’ the pockets.”

Harry woke early following morning. though he may tell it absolutely was daylight, he unbroken his eyes shut tight.

“It was a dream,” he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) himself firmly. “I unreal a large known as Hagrid (harry potter audio books free) to inform ME i used to be attending to a college for wizards. after I open my eyes I’ll be reception in my cabinet.”

There was suddenly a loud sound noise.

And there’s aunty flower knock on the door, Harry thought, his heart sinking. however he still didn’t open his eyes. It had been such a decent dream.

Tap. Tap. Tap.

“All right,” Harry mumbled, “I’m obtaining up.”

He Sat up and Hagrid’s significant coat fell off him. The hut was filled with daylight, the storm was over, Hagrid himself was asleep on the folded seat, Associate in Nursingd there was an raptor rapping its c (harry potter books online) on the window, a newspaper command in its beak.

Harry disorganised to his feet, thus happy he felt as if an oversized balloon was swelling within him. He went straight to the window and jerked it open. The raptor swooped in and born the newspaper on prime of Hagrid, UN agency didn’t rouse. The raptor then flutte (harry potter audiobooks) onto the ground and started to attack Hagrid’s coat.

“Don’t try this.”

Harry (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to wave the raptor out of the approach, however it snapped its beak ferociously at him and carried on savaging the coat.

“Hagrid!” aforesaid Harry loudly. “There’s Associate in Nursing harry poter 1—”

“Pay him,” Hagrid grunted into the seat.


“He needs payin’ fer deliverin’ the paper. Look within the pockets.”

Hagrid’s coat perceived to be fabricated from nothing however pockets—bunches of keys, slug pellets, balls of st (harry potter movies), peppermint humbugs, teabags… finally, Harry force out a couple of strange trying coins.

“Give him 5 Knuts,” aforesaid Hagrid sleepily.


“The very little bronze ones.”

Harry counted out 5 very little bronze coins, and also the raptor command out his leg thus Harry may (harry potter online free) the money into atiny low animal skin pouch tied thereto. Then he flew off through the open window.

Hagrid yawned loudly, sat up, and stretched.

“Best be off, Harry, heaps ter do these days, gotta get on my feet ter London an’ get all yer stuff fer college.”

Harry was turning over the wizard coins and looking out at them. He had simply thought of one thing that created him feel as if the happy balloon within him had got a puncture.


“Mm?” aforesaid Hagrid, UN agency was actuation on his Brobdingnagian boots.

“I haven’t got any money—and you detected Uncle Vernon last night… he won’t pay money for ME to travel and learn magic.”

“Don’t worry that,” aforesaid Hagrid, standing up and scratching his head. “D’yeh suppose yer oldsters didn’t leave yeh anything?”

“But if their house was destroyed—”

“They didn’ keep their gold within the house, boy! Nah, initial stop fer America is G (harry potter movies)otts. Wizards’ bank. Have a sausage, they’re colossal cold—an’ I wouldn’ say no teh a little o’ yer cake, neither.”

“Wizards have banks?”

“Just the one. G (harry potter movies)otts. go by goblins.”

Harry born the little bit of sausage he was holding.


“ (harry potter audio books free)—so yeh’d be mad ter strive an’ rob it, I’ll tell yeh that. ne’er mess with goblins, Harry. G (harry potter movies)otts is that the safest (harry potter online free) within the world fer something yeh wish ter keep safe—’cept perhaps Hogwarts. As a matter o’ truth, I gotta visit G (harry potter movies)otts anyway. Fer Dumbledore. Hogwarts business.” Hagrid Drew himself up with pride. “He typically gets ME ter do vital stuff fer him. Fetchin’ you gettin’ things from G (harry potter movies)otts—knows he will trust ME, see.

“Got everythin’? come back on, then.”

Harry followed Hagrid out onto the rock. The sky was quite clear currently and also the ocean gleamed within the daylight. The boat Uncle Vernon had employed was still there, with lots of water within the bottom once the storm.

“How did you get here?” Harry asked, trying around for one more boat.

“Flew,” aforesaid Hagrid.


“ (harry potter audio books free)—but we’ll return du (harry potter movies) this. Not s’pposed ter use magic currently I’ve got yeh.”

They settled down within the boat, Harry still watching Hagrid, making an attempt to imagine him flying.

“Seems a shame ter row, though,” aforesaid Hagrid, giving Harry another of his sideways appearance. “If i used to be ter—er—speed things up a little, would yeh mind not mentionin’ it at Hogwarts?”

“Of course not,” aforesaid Harry, desirous to see a lot of magic. Hagrid force out the pink umbrella once more, abroach it doubly on the facet of the boat, and that they sped off ashore.

“Why would you be mad to undertake and rob G (harry potter movies)otts?” Harry asked.

“Spells—enchantments,” aforesaid Hagrid, development his newspaper as he spoke. “They say there’s dragons guardin’ the highsecurity vaults. and so yeh gotta notice yer way—G (harry potter movies)otts is many miles underneath London, see. Deep underneath the Underground. Yeh’d die of hunger tryin’ ter get out, notwithstanding yeh did manage ter get yer hands on summat.”

Harry Sat and conside (harry potter audiobooks) this whereas Hagrid browse his newspaper, the Daily Prophet. Harry had learned from Uncle Vernon that folks (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) likable to be left alone whereas they did this, however it absolutely was terribly troublesome, he’d ne’er had numerous queries in his life.

“Ministry o’ Magic messin’ things up as was common,” Hagrid mutte (harry potter audiobooks), turning the page.

“There’s a Ministry of Magic?” Harry asked, before he may stop himself.

“’Course,” aforesaid Hagrid. “They wished Dumbledore fer Minister, o’ course, however he’d ne’er leave Hogwarts, thus recent Cornelius Fudge got the duty. bumbler if ever there was one. thus he pelts Dumbledore with harry poter 1s each morning, askin’ fer recommendation.”

“But what will a Ministry of Magic do?”

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“Why? Blimey, Harry, everyone’d be wantin’ magic solutions to their issues. Nah, we’re best left alone.”

At this moment the boat bumped gently into the harbor wall. Hagrid doubled up his newspaper, and that they clambe (harry potter audiobooks) up the stone steps onto the road.

Passersby sta (harry potter audiobooks) lots at Hagrid as they walked through the miscroscopic city to the station. Harry couldn’t blame them. Not solely was Hagrid doubly as tall as anyone else, he unbroken inform at absolutely standard things like parking meters and speech loudly, “See that, Harry? Things these Muggles create by mental act, eh?”

“Hagrid,” aforesaid Harry, panting a little as he ran to stay up, “did you say there square measure dragons at G (harry potter movies)otts?”

“Well, in order that they say,” aforesaid Hagrid. “Crikey, I’d sort of a dragon.”

“You’d like one?”

“Wanted one ever since i used to be a kid—here we tend to go.”

They had reached the station. There was a train to London in 5 minutes’ time. Hagrid, UN agency didn’t perceive “Muggle cash,” as he known as it, gave the bills to Harry thus he may get their tickets.

People sta (harry potter audiobooks) quite ever on the train. Hagrid took up 2 seats and Sat knitting what sounded like a yellow round top.

“Still got yer letter, Harry?” he asked as he counted stitches. Harry took the parchment envelope out of his pocket.

“Good,” aforesaid Hagrid. “There’s an inventory there of everything yeh want.”

Harry unpleated a second piece of paper he hadn’t detected the night before, and read:

HOGWARTS college of black art and creativity


First year students can require:

1. 3 sets of plain work robes (black)

2. One plain pointed hat (black) for day wear

3. One try of protecting g (harry potter audio books)s (dragon hide or similar)

4. One winter cloak (black, silver fastenings)

Please note that every one pupils’ garments ought to carry name tags


All students ought to have a duplicate of every of the following:

The Standard Book of Spells (Grade 1) by Miranda hawk

A History of Magic by Bathilda Bagshot

Magical Theory by Adalbert Waffling

A Beginners’ Guide to Transfiguration by nauseant Switch

One Thousand supernatural Herbs and Fungi by Phyllida reproductive structure

Magical Drafts and Potions by Arsenius Jigger

Fantastic Beasts and wherever to search out Them by salamander Scamander

The Dark Forces: A Guide to Self Protection by Quentin Trimble

OTHER instrumentality

1 wand

1 caldron (pewter, customary size 2) set

1 set of glass or crystal phials

1 telescope set

1 brass scales

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“Can we tend to get all this in London?” Harry questioned aloud.

“If yeh understand wherever to travel,” aforesaid Hagrid.

Harry had ne’er been to London before. though Hagrid perceived to understand wherever he was going, he was clearly not accustomed obtaining there in a standard approach. He got stuck within the price ticket barrier on the Underground, and complained loudly that the seats were too little and also the trains too slow.

“I don’t knharry poter 1 (audiobook harry potte) the Muggles manage while not magic,” he aforesaid as they climbed a softened escalator that diode up to a active road lined with retailers.

Hagrid was thus Brobdingnagian that he compound the gang easily; all Harry had to try to to was keep shut behind him. They passed book retailers and music stores, hamb (free audio books harry potter)r restaurants and cinemas, however obscurity that looked as if it may sell you a magic wand. This was simply {an standard|a standard|a normal} street filled with ordinary folks. may there extremely be piles of wizard gold buried miles to a lower (harry potter online free) them? Were there extremely retailers that oversubscribed spell books and broomsticks? may this not all be some Brobdingnagian joke that the Dursleys had poached up? If Harry hadn’t illustrious that the Dursleys had no sense of humor, he might need thought so; nonetheless somehow, albeit everything Hagrid had (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) him to this point was unbelievable, Harry couldn’t facilitate trusting him.

“This is it,” aforesaid Hagrid, returning to a halt, “the Leaky caldron. It’s a famed (harry potter online free).”

It was a little, grubby trying tap house. If Hagrid hadn’t pointed it out, Harry wouldn’t have detected it absolutely was there. The folks hurrying by didn’t look at it. Their eyes softened from the massive look|bookstore|bookshop|bookstall|book (harry potter online free)} on one facet to the record shop on the opposite as if they couldn’t see the Leaky caldron in the slightest (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook). In fact, Harry had the foremost peculiar feeling that solely he and Hagrid may see it. Before he may mention this, Hagrid had stee (harry potter audiobooks) him within.

For a famed (harry potter online free), it absolutely was terribly dark and tacky. many recent ladies were sitting du (harry potter movies) a corner, drinking little glasses of fortified wine. one among them was smoking a protracted pipe. to a small (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) man du (harry potter movies) a hat was reproval the recent mixologist, UN agency was quite bald and sounded like a toothless walnut. The low buzz of chatter stopped after they walked in. everybody perceived to understand Hagrid; they waved and smiled at him, and also the mixologist reached for a glass, saying, “The usual, Hagrid?”

“Can’t, Tom, I’m on Hogwarts business,” aforesaid Hagrid, hand clapping his nice hand on Harry’s shoulder and creating Harry’s knees buckle.

“Good Lord,” aforesaid the mixologist, pee (harry potter movies) at Harry, “is this—can this be ?”

The Leaky caldron had suddenly gone fully still and silent.

“Bless my soul,” voiceless the recent mixologist, “Harry Potter… what Associate in Nursing honor.”

He flying out from behind the bar, hurried toward Harry and taken over his hand, tears in his eyes.

“Welcome back, Mr. Potter, welcome back.”

Harry didn’t understand what to mention. everybody was sta (harry potter movies) at him. The recent lady with the pipe was puffing thereon while not realizing it had gone out. Hagrid was beaming.

Then there was a good scraping of chairs and also the next moment, Harry found himself shaking hands with everybody within the Leaky caldron.

“Doris Crockford, Mr. Potter, can’t believe I’m meeting you finally.”

“So proud, Mr. Potter, I’m with great care proud.”

“ (harry poter 1) wished to shake your hand—I’m all of a flutter.”

“Delighted, Mr. Potter, simply can’t tell you, Diggle’s the name, Dedalus Diggle.”

“I’ve seen you before!” aforesaid Harry, as Dedalus Diggle’s hat fell off in his excitement. “You bowed to ME once du (harry potter movies) a search.”

“He remembers!” cried Dedalus Diggle, trying around at everybody. “Did you hear that? He remembers me!” Harry cask hands {again|once a lot of} and again—Doris Crockford unbroken returning for more.

A pale young imitation his approach forward, terribly nervously. one among his eyes was twitch.

“Professor Quirrell!” aforesaid Hagrid. “Harry, prof Quirrell are going to be one among your academics at Hogwarts.”

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“What style of magic does one teach, prof Quirrell?”

“D-Defense Against the D-D-Dark Arts,” mutte (harry potter audiobooks) prof Quirrell, as if he’d rather not have confidence it. “N-not that you simply n-need it, eh, P-P-Potter?” He laughed nervously. “You’ll be g-getting all of your instrumentality, I suppose? I’ve g-got to p-pick up a brand new b-book on vampires, m-myself.” He looked panic-struck at the terribly thought.

But the others wouldn’t let prof Quirrell keep Harry to himself. It took virtually 10 minutes to (free audio books harry potter) aloof from all. At last, Hagrid (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) managed to form himself detected over the babble.

“Must get on—lots ter get. Come on, Harry.”

Doris Crockford cask Harry’s hand one last time, and Hagrid diode them through the bar and out into atiny low, walled grounds, wherever there was nothing however a bin and many weeds.

Hagrid grinned at Harry.

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“Is he continually that nervous?”

“Oh, (harry potter audio books free). Poor bloke. sensible mind. He was fine whereas he was studyin’ outta books then again he took a year off ter get some primary experience… they are saying he met vampires within the Black Forest, and there was a nasty bit o’ hassle with a hag—never been an equivalent since. fearful of the scholars, fearful of his own subject currently, where’s ME umbrella?”

Vampires? Hags? Harry’s head was swimming. Hagrid, meanwhile, was investigating bricks within the wall higher than the bin.

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He abroach the wall 3 times with the purpose of his umbrella.

The brick he had touched quive (harry potter audiobooks)—it wriggled—in the center, atiny low hole appea (harry potter audiobooks)—it grew wider Associate in Nursingd wider—a second later they were facing an entryway giant enough even for Hagrid, Associate in Nursing entryway onto a cobbled street that twisted and clothed of sight.

“Welcome,” aforesaid Hagrid, “to Diagon Alley.”

He grinned at Harry’s feeling. They stepped through the entryway. Harry looked quickly over his shoulder and saw the entryway shrink instantly back to solid wall.

The sun shone brilliantly on a stack of cauldrons outside the closest search. Cauldrons—All Sizes—Copper, Brass, Pewter, Silver—Self Stir (harry potter movies)—Collapsible, aforesaid a symbol hanging over them.

“ (harry potter audio books free), you’ll be needin’ one,” aforesaid Hagrid, “but we tend to gotta get yer cash initial.”

Harry wanted he had regarding eight a lot of eyes. He turned his head in each direction as they walked up the road, making an attempt to appear at everything at once: the retailers, the items outside them, the folks doing their looking. A plump lady outside Associate in Nursing pharmacist was shaking her head as they passed, saying, “Dragon liver, seventeen Sickles an oz, they’re mad…”

A low, soft hooting (harry potter audio books free) from a dark search with a symbol speech Eeylops raptor Emporium—Tawny, Screech, Barn, Brown, and Snowy. many boys of regarding Harry’s age had their noses ironed against a window with broomsticks in it. “Look,” Harry detected one among them say, “the new Nimbus 2 Thousand—fastest ever—” there have been retailers merchandising robes, retailers merchandising telescopes and strange silver instruments Harry had ne’er seen before, windows stacked with barrels of bat spleens and eels’ eyes, totte (harry potter movies) piles of spell books, quills, and rolls of parchment, drinkable bottles, globes of the moon…

“G (harry potter movies)otts,” aforesaid Hagrid.

They had reached a snowy (harry potter audio book) building that towe (harry potter audiobooks) over the opposite very little retailers. Standing beside its bright bronze doors, sporting a homogenous of scarlet and gold, was—

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Enter, stranger, however hear

Of what awaits the sin of greed,

For those that take, however don’t earn,

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A treasure that was ne’er yours,

Thief, you’ve got been warned, beware

Of finding quite treasure there.

“Like I aforesaid, Yeh’d be mad ter strive an’ rob it,” aforesaid Hagrid.

A try of goblins bowed them through the silver doors and that they were du (harry potter movies) a Brobdingnagian marble hall. a couple of hund (harry potter audiobooks) a lot of goblins were sitting on high stools behind a protracted counter, scribbling in giant l (audiobook harry potte)rs, consideration coins in brass scales, examining precious stones through eyeglasses. there have been too several doors to count enticement the hall, and nonetheless a lot of goblins were showing folks in and out of those. Hagrid and Harry created for the counter.

“Morning,” aforesaid Hagrid to a free evil spirit. “We’ve come back ter take some cash outta man. Harry Potter’s safe.”

“You have his key, sir?”

“Got it here somewhere,” aforesaid Hagrid, and he started evacuation his pockets onto the counter, scatte (harry potter movies) a couple of mouldy dog biscuits over the goblin’s book of numbers. The evil spirit wrinkled his nose. Harry watched the evil spirit on their right consideration a pile of rubies as huge as glowing coals.

“Got it,” aforesaid Hagrid finally, holding up a little golden key.

The evil spirit checked out it closely.

“That looks to be so as.”

“An’ I’ve additionally got a letter here from prof Dumbledore,” aforesaid Hagrid significantly, throwing out his chest. “It’s regarding the You-Know-What in vault seven hund (harry potter audiobooks) and 13.”

The evil spirit browse the letter fastidiously.

“Very well,” he said, handing it back to Hagrid, “I can have somebody take you right down to each vaults. Griphook!”

Griphook was yet one more evil spirit. Once Hagrid had crammed all the dog biscuits back within his pockets, he and Harry followed Griphook toward one among the doors enticement the hall.

“What’s the You-Know-What in vault seven hund (harry potter audiobooks) and thirteen?” Harry asked.

“Can’t tell yeh that,” aforesaid Hagrid enigmatically. “Very secret. Hogwarts business. Dumbledore’s trusty ME. a lot of ’n my job’s value ter tell yeh that.”

Griphook command the door open for them. Harry, UN agency had expected a lot of marble, was stunned. They were du (harry potter movies) a slender stone passageway lit with flaming torches. It sloping steeply downward and there have been very little railway tracks on the ground. Griphook whistled and atiny low cart (harry potter audio books free) moving up the tracks toward them. They climbed in—Hagrid with some difficulty—and were off.

At first they merely hurtled through a maze of twisting passages. Harry (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to recollect, left, right, right, left, middle fork, right, left, however it absolutely was not possible. The rattling cart perceived to understand its own approach, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of Griphook wasn’t stee (harry potter movies).

Harry’s eyes inju (harry potter audiobooks) because the cold air hurried past them, however he unbroken them wide open. Once, he thought he saw a burst of fireside at the tip of a passage and twisted around to envision if it absolutely was a dragon, however too late—they plunged even deeper, passing Associate in Nursing underground lake wherever Brobdingnagian stalactites and stalagmites grew from the ceiling and floor.

“I ne’er understand,” Harry known as to Hagrid over the noise of the cart, “what’s the distinction between a cylinder and a stalactite?”

“Stalagmite’s got Associate in Nursing ‘m’ in it,” aforesaid Hagrid. “An’ don’ question me queries just, i believe I’m gonna disgorge.”

He did look terribly inexperienced, and once the cart stopped finally beside atiny low door within the passage wall, Hagrid got out and had to meet the wall to prevent his knees from trembling.

Griphook unsecu (harry potter audiobooks) the door. lots of inexperienced smoke (harry potter audio books free) billowing out, and because it clea (harry potter audiobooks), Harry gasped. within were mounds of gold coins. Columns of silver. plenty of very little bronze Knuts.

“All yours,” smiled Hagrid.

All Harry’s—it was unimaginable. The Dursleys couldn’t have illustrious regarding this or they’d have had it from him quicker than blinking. however typically had they complained what quantity Harry price them to keep? and every one the time there had been atiny low fortune happiness to him, buried deep underneath London.

Hagrid helped Harry pile a number of it into a bag.

“The gold ones square measure Galleons,” he explained. “Seventeen silver reap hooks to a sailing vessel and twenty 9 Knuts to a Sickle, it’s simple enough. Right, that ought to be enough fer a handful o’ terms, we’ll keep the remainder safe for yeh.” He turned to Griphook. “Vault seven hund (harry potter audiobooks) and 13 currently, please, and may we tend to go a lot of slharry poter 1y?”

“One speed solely,” aforesaid Griphook.

They were going even deeper currently and gathe (harry potter movies) speed. The air be (harry potter audio books free) colder and colder as they hurtled spherical tight corners. They went rattling over Associate in Nursing underground valley, and Harry leaned over the facet to undertake to envision what was down at the dark bottom, however Hagrid groaned and force him back by the nape of his neck.

Vault seven hund (harry potter audiobooks) and 13 had no hole.

“Stand back,” aforesaid Griphook significantly. He stroked the door gently with one among his long fingers and it merely fusible away.

“If anyone however a G (harry potter movies)otts evil spirit (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) that, they’d be sucked through the door and unfree in there,” aforesaid Griphook.

“How typically does one check to envision if anyone’s inside?” Harry asked.

“About once each 10 years,” aforesaid Griphook with a rather nasty grin.

Something really unusual had to be within this prime security vault, Harry was certain, and he leaned forward thirstily, expecting to envision fabulous jewels at the terribly least—but initially he thought it absolutely was empty. Then he detected a grubby very little package committed in brown paper lying on the ground. Hagrid picked it up and tucked it deep within his coat. Harry longed to grasp what it absolutely was, however knew higher than to raise.

“Come on, back du (harry potter movies) this infernal cart, and don’t see ME on the approach back, it’s best if I keep ME mouth shut,” aforesaid Hagrid.

One wild cart ride later they stood blinking within the daylight outside G (harry potter movies)otts. Harry didn’t understand wherever to run initial currently that he had a bag filled with cash. He didn’t got to knharry poter 1 (audiobook harry potte) several Galleons there have been to a pound to grasp that he was holding {more cash|extra money|more cash} than he’d had in his whole life—more money than even Dudley had ever had.

“Might likewise get yer uniform,” aforesaid Hagrid, pendulous toward Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions. “Listen, Harry, would yeh mind if I slipped off fer a decide ME up within the Leaky Cauldron? I hate them G (harry potter movies)otts carts.” He did still look a little sick, thus Harry ente (harry potter audiobooks) Madam Malkin’s search alone, feeling nervous.

Madam Malkin was a squat, smiling witch dressed dead mauve.

“Hogwarts, dear?” she aforesaid, once Harry began to speak. “Got the ton here—another young man being fitted up just, in fact.”

In the back of the search, a boy with a pale, pointed face was standing on a ottoman whereas a second witch fastened up his long black robes. Madam Malkin stood Harry on a stool next to him, slipped a protracted gown over his head, and started to pin it to the proper length.

“Hello,” aforesaid the boy, “Hogwarts, too?”

“Yes,” aforesaid Harry.

“My father’s adjoining shopping for my books and mother’s up the road sta (harry potter movies) at wands,” aforesaid the boy. He had a bo (harry potter audiobooks), drawling voice. “Then I’m attending to drag them off to took at athletics brooms. I don’t see why initial years can’t have their own. i believe I’ll bully father into obtaining ME one and I’ll import it in somehow.”

Harry was powerfully reminded of Dudley.

“Have you bought your own broom?” the boy went on.

“No,” aforesaid Harry.

“Play Quidditch at all?”

“No,” Harry aforesaid once more, inquisitive what on earth Quidditch can be.

“I do—Father says it’s against the (harry potter books online) if I’m not picked to play for my house, and that i should say, I agree. understand what house you’ll be in yet?”

“No,” aforesaid Harry, feeling a lot of stupid by the minute.

“Well, nobody extremely is aware of till they get there, do they, however i do know I’ll be in Slytherin, all our family have been—imagine being in Hufflepuff, i believe I’d leave, wouldn’t you?”

“Mmm,” aforesaid Harry, want he may say one thing a little a lot of fascinating.

“I say, look into that man!” aforesaid the boy suddenly, pendulous toward the front window. Hagrid was standing there, grin at Harry and inform at 2 giant ice creams to point out he couldn’t are available.

“That’s Hagrid,” aforesaid Harry, happy to grasp one thing the boy didn’t. “He works at Hogwarts.”

“Oh,” aforesaid the boy, “I’ve detected of him. He’s a form of servant, isn’t he?”

“He’s the steward,” aforesaid Harry. He was feeling the boy less and fewer each second.

“Yes, exactly. I detected he’s a form of savage—lives du (harry potter movies) a hut on the varsity grounds and each currently and so he gets drunk, tries to try to to magic, and winds up setting hearth to his bed.”

“I suppose he’s sensible,” aforesaid Harry without emotion.

“Do you?” aforesaid the boy, with a small sneer. “Why is he with you? wherever square measure your parents?”

“They’re dead,” aforesaid Harry shortly. He didn’t feel very similar to going into the matter with this boy.

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“They were a witch and wizard, if that’s what you mean.”

“I extremely don’t suppose they ought to let the opposite type in, do you? They’re simply not an equivalent, they’ve ne’er been stated to grasp our ways that. a number of them have not even detected of Hogwarts till they get the letter, imagine. i believe they ought to keep it within the recent wizarding families. What’s your last name, anyway?”

But before Harry may answer, Madam Malkin aforesaid, “That’s you done, my dear,” and Harry, not sorry Associate in Nursing excuse to prevent reproval the boy, hopped down from the ottoman.

“Well, I’ll see you at Hogwarts, I suppose,” aforesaid the drawling boy.

Harry was rather quiet as he Ate the frozen dessert Hagrid had bought him (chocolate and raspberry with cut nuts).

“What’s up?” aforesaid Hagrid.

“Nothing,” Harry song. They stopped to shop for parchment and quills. Harry chee (harry potter audiobooks) up a little once he found a bottle of ink that modified color as you wrote. after they had left the search, he said, “Hagrid, what’s Quidditch?”

“Blimey, Harry, I keep forgettin’ however very little yeh know—not knowin’ regarding Quidditch!”

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“—and he aforesaid folks from Muggle families shouldn’t even be allowed in.”

“Yer not from a Muggle family. If he’d illustrious UN agency yeh were—he’s full-grown up knowin’ yer name if his oldsters square measure wizardin’ people. You saw what everybody within the Leaky caldron was like after they saw yeh. Anyway, what will he comprehend it, some o’ the most effective I ever saw were the sole ones with magic in ’em du (harry potter movies) a long line o’ Muggles—look at yer mum! Look what she had fer a sister!”

“So what’s Quidditch?”

“It’s our sport. Wizard sport. It’s like—like association football within the Muggle world—everyone follows Quidditch—played up within the air on broomsticks and there’s four balls—sorta laborious ter justify the foundations.”

“And what square measure Slytherin and Hufflepuff?”

“School homes. There’s four. everybody says Hufflepuff square measure lots o’ duffers, but—”

“I bet I’m in Hufflepuff,” aforesaid Harry gloomily.

“Better Hufflepuff than Slytherin,” aforesaid Hagrid in darkness. “There’s not one witch or wizard UN agency went dangerous UN agency wasn’t in Slytherin. You-Know-Who was one.”

“Vol—sorry—You-Know-Who was at Hogwarts?”

“Years an’ years agone,” aforesaid Hagrid.

They bought Harry’s college books du (harry potter movies) a search known as Flourish and Blotts wherever the shelves were stacked to the ceiling with books as giant as paving stones certain in leather; books the dimensions of postage stamps in covers of silk; books filled with peculiar symbols and many books with nothing in them in the slightest (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook). Even Dudley, UN agency ne’er browse something, would are wild to (free audio books harry potter) his hands on a number of these. Hagrid virtually had to tug Harry aloof from Curses and Countercurses (Bewitch Your Friends and Befuddle Your Enemies with the most recent Revenges: Hair Loss, Jelly Legs, Tongue-Tying and far, abundant More) by prof Vindictus Viridian.

“I was making an attempt to search out out the way to curse Dudley.”

“I’m not sayin’ that’s not a decent plan, however yer not ter use magic within the Muggle world except in terribly special circumstances,” aforesaid Hagrid. “An’ anyway, yeh couldn’ work any of the curses nonetheless, yeh’ll want lots a lot of study before yeh get ter that level.”

Hagrid wouldn’t let Harry get a solid gold caldron, either (“It says metal on yer list”), however they got a pleasant set of scales for consideration drinkable ing (harry potter audiobooks)ients and a collapsible brass telescope. Then they visited the pharmacist, that was fascinating enough to form up for its frightful smell, a mix of dangerous eggs and rotten cabbages. Barrels of slimed stuff stood on the floor; jars of herbs, dried roots, and bright powders lined the walls; bundles of feathers, st (harry potter movies)s of fangs, and tangled c (harry potter books online)s decorated from the ceiling. whereas Hagrid asked the person behind the counter for a provide of some basic drinkable ing (harry potter audiobooks)ients for Harry, Harry himself examined silver imaginary creature horns at twenty one Galleons every and minuscule, scintillant black beetle eyes (five Knuts a scoop).

Outside the pharmacist, Hagrid checked Harry’s list once more.

“Just yer wand left—A yea, an’ I still haven’t got yeh a present.”

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“You don’t have to—”

“I understand I don’t got to. Tell yeh what, I’ll get yer animal. Not a toad, toads went outta fashion years agone, yeh’d be laughed at—an’ I don’ like cats, they create ME sneeze. I’ll get yer Associate in Nursing raptor. All the youngsters wish harry poter 1s, they’re dead helpful, carry yer mail an’ everythin’.”

Twenty minutes later, they left Eeylops raptor mercantile establishment, that had been dark and filled with rustling and aflicker, jewel bright eyes. Harry currently carried an oversized cage that command a pretty snowy raptor, asleep together with her head underneath her wing. He couldn’t stop inarticulate his thanks, sounding rather like prof Quirrell.

“Don’ mention it,” aforesaid Hagrid gruffly. “Don’ expect you’ve had a lotta presents from them Dursleys. simply Ollivander’s left now—only (harry potter online free) fer wands, Ollivander’s, and yeh gotta have the most effective wand.”

A magic wand… this was what Harry had been extremely trying forward to.

The last search was slender and tacky. Peeling gold letters over the door browse Ollivanders: manufacturers of Fine Wands since 382 B.C. one wand lay on a pale purple cushion within the dirty window.

A reverberant bell rang somewhere within the depths of the search as they stepped within. it absolutely was a little (harry potter online free), empty apart from one, lean chair that Hagrid Sat on to attend. Harry felt surprisingly as if he had ente (harry potter audiobooks) a really strict library; he enveloped lots of latest queries that had simply occur (harry potter audiobooks) to him and looked instead at the thousands of slender boxes concentrated showing neatness right up to the ceiling. for a few reason, the rear of his neck prickled. The terribly mud and silence in here perceived to tingle with some secret magic.

“Good afternoon,” aforesaid a soft voice. Harry jumped. Hagrid should have jumped, too, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of there was a loud crunching noise and he got quickly off the lean chair.

An recent man was standing before them, his wide, pale eyes shining like moons through the gloom of the search.

“Hello,” aforesaid Harry awkwardly.

“Ah yes,” aforesaid the person. “Yes, yes. i assumed I’d be seeing you before long. Harry Potter.” It wasn’t a matter. “You have your mother’s eyes. It looks solely yesterday she was in here herself, shopping for her initial wand. 10 and 1 / 4 inches long, swishy, fabricated from willow. Nice wand for charm work.”

Mr. Ollivander rapt nearer to Harry. Harry wanted he would blink. Those silvery eyes were a little creepy.

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“And that’s where…”

Mr. Ollivander touched the lightning scar on Harry’s forehead with a protracted, (harry potter audio book) finger.

“I’m sorry to mention I oversubscribed the wand that did it,” he aforesaid softly. “Thirteen and a 0.5 inches. Yew. Powerful wand, terribly powerful, and within the wrong hands… well, if I’d illustrious what that wand was going out into the planet to do…”

He cask his head and so, to Harry’s relief, noticed Hagrid.

“Rubeus! Rubeus Hagrid! however nice to envision you again… Oak, sixteen inches, rather bendy, wasn’t it?”

“It was, sir, yes,” aforesaid Hagrid.

“Good wand, that one. however I suppose they snapped it in 0.5 after you got expelled?” aforesaid man. Ollivander, suddenly stern.

“Er—yes, they did, yes,” aforesaid Hagrid, shuffling his feet. “I’ve still got the items, though,” he supplementary brilliantly.

“But you don’t use them?” aforesaid man. Ollivander sharply.

“Oh, no, sir,” aforesaid Hagrid quickly. Harry detected he gripped his pink umbrella terribly tightly as he spoke.

“Hmmm,” said Mr. Ollivander, giving Hagrid a piercing look. “Well, now—Mr. Potter. Let me see.” He force a protracted measu (harry potter movies) device with silver markings out of his pocket. “Which is your wand arm?”

“Er—well, I’m right two-handed,” aforesaid Harry.

“Hold out your arm. That’s it.” He measu (harry potter audiobooks) Harry from shoulder to finger, then wrist joint to elbow, shoulder to floor, knee to cavum and spherical his head. As he measu (harry potter audiobooks), he said, “Every Ollivander wand contains a core of a robust supernatural substance, Mr. Potter. we tend to use imaginary creature hairs, phoenix tail feathers, and also the compassion of dragons. No 2 Ollivander wands square measure an equivalent, even as no 2 unicorns, dragons, or phoenixes (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) square measure quite an equivalent. And in fact, you’ll ne’er get such smart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free)s with another wizard’s wand.”

Harry suddenly completed that the measu (harry potter movies) device, that was measurement between his nostrils, was doing this on its own. Mr. Ollivander was flitting round the shelves, taking down boxes.

“That can do,” he said, and also the measu (harry potter movies) device crumpled into a heap on the ground. “Right then, Mr. Potter. do this one. beech and dragon heartst (harry potter movies). 9 inches. Nice and versatile. simply take it and provides it a wave.”

Harry took the wand and (feeling foolish) waved it around a little, but Mr. Ollivander snatched it out of his hand virtually promptly.

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Harry (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online)—but he had hardly raised the wand once it, too, was snatched back by man. Ollivander.

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“Tricky client, eh? to not worry, we’ll notice the proper match here somewhere—I surprise, now—yes, why not—unusual combination—holly and phoenix feather, eleven inches, nice and supple.”

Harry took the wand. He felt a fast heat in his fingers. He raised the wand higher than his head, brought it swishy down through the dirty air and a stream of (harry potter audiobooks) and gold sparks shot from the tip sort of a low explosive, throwing dance spots of sunshine on to the walls. Hagrid whooped and clapped and man. Ollivander cried, “Oh, bravo! Yes, indeed, oh, very good. Well, well, well… however curious… however terribly curious…”

He (harry potter online free) Harry’s wand back to its box and wrapped it in brown paper, still mutte (harry potter movies), “Curious… curious…”

“Sorry,” aforesaid Harry, “but what’s curious?”

Mr. Ollivander fastened Harry together with his pale stare.

“I bear in mind each wand I’ve ever sold , Mr. Potter. each single wand. It therefore happens that the phoenix whose flight feather is in your wand, gave another feather—just one alternative. it’s terribly curious so that you simply ought to be destined for this wand once it’s brother—why, it’s brother gave you that scar.”

Harry enveloped.

“Yes, 13 and a [*fr1] inches. Yew. Curious so however these items happen. The wand chooses the wizard, remember… i believe we tend to should expect nice things from you, Mr. Potter… in the end, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named did nice things—terrible, yes, but great.”

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The late afternoon sun decorated low within the sky as Harry and Hagrid created their approach backpedal Diagon Alley, back through the wall, back through the Leaky caldron, now empty. Harry didn’t speak in any respect as they walked down the road; he didn’t even notice what proportion folks were gawking at them on the Underground, laden as they were with all their funny formed packages, with the snowy raptorial bird asleep in its cage on Harry’s lap. Up another escalator, out into Paddington station; Harry solely realised wherever they were once Hagrid tapped him on the shoulder.

“Got time fer a bite to eat before yer train leaves,” he said.

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“You alright, Harry? Yer terribly quiet,” aforementioned Hagrid.

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“Everyone thinks I’m special,” he aforementioned eventually. “All those folks within the Leaky caldron, faculty member Quirrell, Mr. Ollivander… however I don’t understand something concerning magic in any respect. however will they expect nice things? I’m illustrious and that i can’t even bear in mind what I’m illustrious for. I don’t understand what happened once Vol—sorry—I mean, the night my folks died.”

Hagrid leaned across the table. Behind the wild beard and eyebrows he wore a really (harry potter and the philosopher’s stone online) smile.

“Don’ you are concerned, Harry. You’ll learn quick enough. everybody starts at the start at Hogwarts, you’ll be simply fine. simply be yerself. i do know it’s exhausting. Yeh’ve been singled out, an’ that’s continuously exhausting. however yeh’ll have an excellent time at Hogwarts—I did—still do, ’smatter of truth.”

Hagrid helped Harry on to the train that will take him back to the Dursleys, then bimanual him associate envelope.

“Yer price tag fer Hogwarts,” he said. “First o’ September—King’s Cross—it’s all on yer price tag. Any issues with the Dursleys, send Pine Tree State a letter with yer raptorial bird, she’ll understand wherever to seek out me… See yeh presently, Harry.”

The train force out of the station. Harry needed to look at Hagrid till he was out of sight; he rose in his seat and ironed his nose against the window, however he blinked and Hagrid had gone.

Harry’s last month with the Dursleys wasn’t fun. True, Dudley was currently therefore petrified of Harry he wouldn’t keep within the same space, whereas auntie flower and Uncle Vernon didn’t shut Harry in his cabinet, force him to try to to something, or shout at him—in truth, they didn’t speak to him in any respect. [*fr1] panicky, [*fr1] furious, they acted like any chair with Harry in it were empty. though this was associate improvement in some ways, it did become slightly depressing once a moment.

Harry unbroken to his space, along with his new raptorial bird for company. He had determined to decision her Hedwig, a reputation he had found du (harry potter movies) a History of Magic. His faculty books were terribly fascinating. He lay on his bed reading late into the night, Hedwig swooping in and out of the open window as she happy. it had been lucky that auntie flower didn’t are available in to vacuum any longer, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of Hedwig unbroken transportation back dead mice. nightly before he visited sleep, Harry ticked off another day on the piece of paper he had fastened to the wall, investigating all the way down to Sep the primary.

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“Er—Uncle Vernon?”

Uncle Vernon grunted to point out he was listening.

“Er—I have to be compelled to be at King’s Cross tomorrow to—to move to Hogwarts.”

Uncle Vernon grunted once more.

“Would it’s alright if you gave Pine Tree State a lift?”

Grunt. Harry supposed that meant affirmative.

“Thank you.”

He was on the point of return upstairs once Uncle Vernon truly spoke.

“Funny thanks to get to a wizards’ faculty, the train. Magic carpets all got punctures, have they?”

Harry didn’t say something.

“Where is that this faculty, anyway?”

“I don’t understand,” aforementioned Harry, realizing this for the primary time. He force the price tag Hagrid had given him out of his pocket.

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“Platform what?”

“Nine and three-quarters.”

“Don’t speak rubbish,” aforementioned Uncle Vernon. “There isn’t any platform 9 and three-quarters.”

“It’s on my price tag.”

“Barking,” aforementioned Uncle Vernon, “hharry poter 1ing mad, the ton of them. You’ll see. you simply wait. All right, we’ll take you to King’s Cross. We’re mounting to London tomorrow anyway, or I wouldn’t trouble.”

“Why square measure you progressing to London?” Harry asked, making an attempt to stay things friendly.

“Taking Dudley to the hospital,” grharry poter 1ed Uncle Vernon. “Got to own that ruddy tail removed before he goes to Smeltings.”

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“Well, there you’re, boy. Platform nine—platform 10. Your platform ought to be somewhere within the middle, however they don’t appear to own designed it nonetheless, do they?”

He was quite right, of course. There was a giant plastic variety 9 over one platform and a giant plastic variety 10 over the one next to that, and within the middle, nothing in any respect.

“Have a decent term,” aforementioned Uncle Vernon with an excellent nastier smile. He left while not another word. Harry turned and saw the Dursleys dis (harry potter online free). All 3 of them were riant. Harry’s mouth went rather dry. What on earth was he progressing to do? He was setting out to attract lots of funny appearance, owing to Hedwig. He’d have to be compelled to raise somebody.

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At that moment a bunch of individuals passed simply behind him and he caught many words of what they were locution.

“—packed with Muggles, of course—”

Harry swung spherical. The speaker was a plump girl UN agency was rebuke four boys, all with flaming (harry potter audiobooks) hair. every of them was pushing a trunk like Harry’s ahead of him—and that they had associate raptorial bird.

Heart pounding, Harry pushed his cart once them. They stopped so did he, simply close to enough to listen to what they were locution.

“Now, what’s the platform number?” aforementioned the boys’ mother.

“Nine and three-quarters!” piped alittle lady, additionally (harry potter audiobooks) headed, UN agency was holding her hand, “Mom, can’t I go…”

“You’re not sufficiently old, Ginny, currently dummy up. All right, Percy, you go initial.”

What seemed like the oldest boy marched toward platforms 9 and 10. Harry watched, careful to not blink just in case he uncomprehensible it—but even as the boy reached the dividing barrier between the 2 platforms, an oversized crowd of tourists (harry potter audio books free) swarming ahead of him and by the time the last backpack had clea (harry potter audiobooks) away, the boy had nonexistent.

“F (harry potter audiobooks), you next,” the plump girl aforementioned.

“I’m not F (harry potter audiobooks), I’m George,” aforementioned the boy. “Honestly, woman, you decision yourself our mother? Can’t you tell I’m George?”

“Sorry, George, dear.”

“Only jocular, I am F (harry potter audiobooks),” aforementioned the boy, and off he went. His twin known as once him to hurry up, and he should have done therefore, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of a second later, he had gone—but however had he done it?

Now the third brother was walking briskly toward the barrier he was virtually there—and then, quite suddenly, he wasn’t any (harry potter online free).

There was nothing else for it.

“Excuse me,” Harry aforementioned to the plump girl.

“Hello, dear,” she said. “First time at Hogwarts? Ron’s new, too.”

She pointed at the last and youngest of her sons. He was tall, thin, and gangling, with freckles, huge hands and feet, and an extended nose.

“Yes,” aforementioned Harry. “The factor is—the factor is, I don’t skills to—”

“How to (free audio books harry potter) onto the platform?” she aforementioned (harry potter and the philosopher’s stone online)ly, and Harry nodded.

“Not to stress,” she said. “All you’ve got to try to to is walk straight at the barrier between platforms 9 and 10. Don’t stop and don’t be frightened you’ll crash into it, that’s important. Best get it on at slightly of a run if you’re nervous. Go on, go currently before Ron.”

“Er—okay,” aforementioned Harry.

He pushed his tram around and sta (harry potter audiobooks) at the barrier. It looked terribly solid.

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It didn’t come… he unbroken on running… he opened his eyes. A scarlet external-combustion engine was waiting next to a platform filled with folks. a signal overhead aforementioned Hogwarts specific, eleven o’clock. Harry looked behind him and saw a iron arch wherever the barrier had been, with the words Platform 9 and Three-quarters thereon. He had done it.

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The first few carriages were already filled with students, some hanging out of the window to speak to their families, some fighting over seats. Harry pushed his haul away down the platform in search of associate empty seat. He passed a spherical two-faced boy UN agency was locution, “Gran, I’ve lost my batrachian once more.”

“Oh, Neville,” he detected the recent girl sigh.

A boy with dreadlocks was enclosed by alittle crowd.

“Give US a glance, Lee, go on.”

The boy upraised the lid of a box up his arms, and also the folks around him yell and shouted as one thing within poked out an extended, hairy leg.

Harry ironed on through the gang till he found associate empty compartment close to the tip of the train. He (harry potter online free) Hedwig within initial and so began to shove and heave his trunk toward the train door. He (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to raise it up the steps however might hardly raise one finish and doubly he born it painfully on his foot.

“Want a hand?” it had been one among the (harry potter audiobooks) hai (harry potter audiobooks) twins he’d followed through the barrier.

“Yes, please,” Harry panted.

“Oy, F (harry potter audiobooks)! C’mere and help!”

With the twins’ facilitate, Harry’s trunk was eventually tucked away du (harry potter movies) a corner of the compartment.

“Thanks,” aforementioned Harry, pushing his perspi (harry potter movies) hair out of his eyes.

“What’s that?” aforementioned one among the twins suddenly, inform at Harry’s lightning scar.

“Blimey,” aforementioned the opposite twin. “Are you—”

“He is,” aforementioned the primary twin. “Aren’t you?” he additional to Harry.

“What?” aforementioned Harry.

“Harry Potter,” chorused the twins.

“Oh, him,” aforementioned Harry. “I mean, yes, I am.”

The two boys gawked at him, and Harry felt himself turning (harry potter audiobooks). Then, to his relief, a voice (harry potter audio books free) floating in through the train’s open door.

“F (harry potter audiobooks)? George? square measure you there?”

“Coming, Mom.”

With a final cross-check Harry, the twins hopped off the train.

Harry Sat down next to the window wherever, [*fr1] hidden, he might watch the (harry potter audiobooks) hai (harry potter audiobooks) family on the platform and listen to what they were locution. Their mother had simply taken out her hanky.

“Ron, you’ve got one thing on your nose.”

The youngest boy (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to jerk out of the approach, however she grabbed him and started rubbing the tip of his nose.

“Mom—geroff—” He wriggled free.

“Aaah, has ickle Ronnie got somefink on his nosie?” aforementioned one among the twins.

“Shut up,” said Ron.

“Where’s Percy?” aforementioned their mother.

“He’s returning currently.”

The oldest boy (harry potter audio books free) striding into sight. He had already be (harry potter audio books free) his billowing black Hogwarts robes, and Harry detected a shiny silver badge on his chest with the letter P thereon.

“Can’t keep long, Mother,” he said. “I’m up front, the prefects have gotten 2 compartments to themselves—”

“Oh, square measure you a administrator, Percy?” aforementioned one among the twins, with associate air of nice surprise. “You ought to have aforementioned one thing, we tend to had no plan.”

“Hang on, i believe I bear in mind him locution one thing concerning it,” aforementioned the opposite twin. “Once—”

“Or twice—”

“A minute—”

“All summer—”

“Oh, shut up,” aforementioned Percy the administrator.

“How come back Percy gets new robes, anyway?” aforementioned one among the twins.

“Because he’s a administrator,” aforementioned their mother lovingly. “All right, dear, well, have a decent term—send Pine Tree State associate raptorial bird after you get there.”

She kissed Percy on the cheek and he left. Then she turned to the twins.

“Now, you two—this year, you behave yourselves. If i buy an extra raptorial bird telling Pine Tree State you’ve—you’ve blown up a rest room or—”

“Blown up rest room|a rest room|a bathroom}? We’ve ne’er blown up a toilet.”

“Great plan tho’, thanks, Mom.”

“It’s not funny. and appearance once Ron.”

“Don’t worry, ickle Ronniekins is safe with US.”

“Shut up,” aforementioned Ron once more. He was virtually as tall because the twins already and his nose was still pink wherever his mother had rubbed it.

“Hey, Mom, guess what? Guess UN agency we tend to simply met on the train?”

Harry leaned back quickly so that they couldn’t see him wanting.

“You understand that black hai (harry potter audiobooks) boy UN agency was close to US within the station? understand UN agency he is?”


“Harry Potter!”

Harry detected the tiny girl’s voice.

“Oh, Mom, am i able to proceed the train and see him, Mom, eh please…”

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“Asked him. Saw his scar. It’s very there—like lightning.”

“Poor dear—no marvel he was alone, I wonde (harry potter audiobooks). He was ever polite once he asked a way to apprehend the platform.”

“Never mind that, does one assume he remembers what You-Know-Who appearance like?”

Their mother suddenly be (harry potter audio books free) terribly stern.

“I forbid you to raise him, F (harry potter audiobooks). No, don’t you dare. like he desires reminding of that on his initial day in school.”

“All right, keep your hair on.”

A whistle measu (harry potter audiobooks).

“Hurry up!” their mother aforementioned, and also the 3 boys clambe (harry potter audiobooks) onto the train. They leaned out of the window for her to kiss them sensible bye, and their younger sister began to cry.

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“We’ll send you a Hogwarts seat.”


“Only jocular, Mom.”

The train began to maneuver. Harry saw the boys’ mother waving and their sister, [*fr1] riant, [*fr1] crying, running to stay up with the train till it gathe (harry potter audiobooks) an excessive amount of speed, then she fell back and waved.

Harry watched the lady and her mother disappear because the train rounded the corner. homes flashed past the window. Harry felt an excellent leap of pleasure. He didn’t understand what he was progressing to however it had to be higher than what he was giving up.

The door of the compartment fell open and also the youngest light-hai (harry potter audiobooks) boy (harry potter audio books free) in.

“Anyone sitting there?” he asked, inform at the seat opposite Harry. “Everywhere else is full.”

Harry barrel his head and also the boy Sat down. He glanced at Harry and so looked quickly out of the window, feigning he hadn’t looked. Harry saw he still had a black mark on his nose.

“Hey, Ron.”

The twins were back.

“Listen, we’re taking (harry potter online free) the center of the train—Lee Jordan’s got a large tarantula down there.”

“Right,” mumbled Ron.

“Harry,” aforementioned the opposite twin, “did we tend to introduce ourselves? F (harry potter audiobooks) and patron saint Weasley. And this is often Ron, our brother. See you later, then.”

“Bye,” aforementioned Harry and Ron. The twins fell the compartment door shut behind them.

“Are you actually Harry Potter?” Ron blurted out.

Harry nodded.

“Oh well, i assumed it would be one among F (harry potter audiobooks) and George’s jokes,” said Ron. “And have you ever very got—you know…”

He pointed at Harry’s forehead.

Harry force back his bangs to point out the lightning scar. Ron sta (harry potter audiobooks).

“So that’s wherever You-Know-Who—?”

“Yes,” aforementioned Harry, “but I can’t b (harry potter movies) it to mind.”

“Nothing?” aforementioned Ron thirstily.

“Well—I bear in mind lots of inexperienced lightweight, however nothing else.”

“Wow,” said Ron. He Sat and sta (harry potter audiobooks) at Harry for many moments, then, like he had suddenly realised what he was doing, he looked quickly out of the window once more.

“Are all of your family wizards?” asked Harry, UN agency found Ron even as fascinating as Ron found him.

“Er—Yes, I think so,” said Ron. “I assume Mom’s got a relation who’s associate businessperson, however we tend to ne’er quote him.”

“So you want to understand many magic already.”

The Weasleys were clearly one among those recent wizarding families the pale boy in Diagon Alley had talked concerning.

“I detected you visited brook Muggles,” said Ron. “What square measure they like?”

“Horrible—well, not all of them. My auntie and uncle and relation square measure, though. would like I’d had 3 wizard brothers.”

“Five,” said Ron. for a few reason, he was wanting gloomy. “I’m the sixth in our family to travel to Hogwarts. you may say I’ve got lots to measure up to. Bill and Charlie have already left—Bill was head boy and Charlie was captain of Quidditch. currently Percy’s a administrator. F (harry potter audiobooks) and patron saint play around lots, however they still get really expert marks and everybody thinks they’re very funny. everybody expects Pine Tree State to try to to further because the others, however if I do, it’s no huge deal, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of they did it initial. You ne’er get something new, either, with 5 brothers. I’ve got Bill’s recent robes, Charlie’s recent wand, and Percy’s recent rat.”

Ron reached within his jacket and force out a fat grey rat, that was asleep.

“His name’s Scabbers and he’s useless, he infrequently wakes up. Percy got associate raptorial bird from my daddy for being created a administrator, however they couldn’t aff—I mean, I got Scabbers instead.”

Ron’s ears went pink. He perceived to assume he’d aforementioned an excessive amount of, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of he went back to sta (harry potter movies) out of the window.

Harry didn’t assume there was something wrong with not having the ability to afford associate raptorial bird. After all, he’d ne’er had any cash in his life till a month past, and he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Ron therefore, all concerning having to wear Dudley’s recent garments and ne’er obtaining correct birthday presents. This perceived to cheer Ron up.

“…and till Hagrid (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Pine Tree State, I didn’t understand something concerning being a wizard or concerning my folks or Voldemort—”

Ron gasped.

“What?” aforementioned Harry.

“You aforementioned You-Know-Who’s name!” aforementioned Ron, sounding each dismayed and affected. “I’d have thought you, of all people—”

“I’m not making an attempt to be brave or something, locution the name,” aforementioned Harry, “I simply ne’er knew you shouldn’t. See what I mean? I’ve got hund (harry potter audiobooks)s to learn… I bet,” he added, registration for the primary time one thing that had been worrying him lots of late, “I bet I’m the worst within the category.”

“You won’t be. There’s many people that come back from Muggle families and that they learn fast enough.”

While that they had been talking, the train had carried them out of London. currently they were rushing past fields filled with cows and sheep. They were quiet (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) for a time, looking at the fields and lanes flick past.

Around [*fr1] past twelve there was an excellent noisy outside within the passageway and a smiling, mark girl fell back their door and aforementioned, “Anything off the cart, dears?”

Harry, UN agency hadn’t had any breakfast, leapt to his feet, however Ron’s ears went pink once more and he mutte (harry potter audiobooks) that he’d brought sandwiches. Harry went out into the passageway.

He had ne’er had any cash for candy with the Dursleys, and currently that he had pockets rattling with gold and silver he was able to purchase as several Mars Bars as he might carry—but the lady didn’t have Mars Bars. What she did have were Bettie Bott’s each Flavor Beans, Drooble’s Best processing Gum, Chocolate Frogs, Pumpkin Pasties, caldron Cakes, Licorice Wands, and variety of alternative strange things Harry had ne’er seen in his life. Not desirous to miss something, he got a number of everything and paid the lady eleven silver Sickles and 7 bronze Knuts.

Ron sta (harry potter audiobooks) as Harry brought it all back in to the compartment associated tipped it onto an empty seat.

“Hungry, are you?”

“Starving,” aforementioned Harry, taking an oversized emit of a pumpkin pasty.

Ron had taken out a lumpy package and unwrapped it. there have been four sandwiches within. He force one among them apart and aforementioned, “She continuously forgets I don’t like bully beef.”

“Swap you for one among these,” aforementioned Harry, holding up a pasty. “Go on—”

“You don’t wish this, it’s all dry,” said Ron. “She hasn’t got a lot of time,” he additional quickly, “you know, with 5 folks.”

“Go on, have a pasty,” aforementioned Harry, UN agency had ne’er had something to share before or, indeed, anyone to share it with. it had been a pleasant feeling, sitting there with Ron, consumption their approach through all Harry’s pasties, cakes, and candies (the sandwiches lay forgotten).

“What square measure these?” Harry asked Ron, holding up a pack of Chocolate Frogs. “They’re not very frogs, square measure they?” He was setting out to feel that nothing would surprise him.

“No,” said Ron. “But see what the cardboard is. I’m missing Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa.”


“Oh, of course, you wouldn’t know—Chocolate Frogs have cards, within them, you know, to collect—famous witches and wizards. I’ve got concerning 5 hund (harry potter audiobooks), however I haven’t got Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa or Ptolemy.”

Harry unwrapped his Chocolate Frog and picked up the cardboard. It showed a man’s face. He wore half-moon glasses, had a long, crooked nose, and flowing silver hair, beard, and moustache. beneath the image was the name Albus Dumbledore.

“So this is often Dumbledore!” aforementioned Harry.

“Don’t tell Pine Tree State you’d ne’er detected of Dumbledore!” aforementioned Ron. “Can I actually have a frog? i would get Agrippa—thanks—”

Harry turned over his card and read:


CURRENTLY school principal OF HOGWARTS

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Harry turned the cardboard back over and saw, to his feeling, that Dumbledore’s face had disappea (harry potter audiobooks).

“He’s gone!”

“Well, you can’t expect him to hold around all day,” said Ron. “He’ll be back. No, I’ve got Morgana once more and I’ve got concerning six of her… does one wish it? you’ll begin collection.”

Ron’s eyes strayed to the pile of Chocolate Frogs waiting to be unwrapped.

“Help yourself,” aforementioned Harry. “But in, you know, the Muggle world, folks simply stay in (harry potter online free) in photos.”

“Do they? What, they don’t move at all?” Ron measu (harry potter audiobooks) astonied. “Weird!”

Harry sta (harry potter audiobooks) as Dumbledore sidled into the image on his card and gave him alittle smile. Ron was additional curious about consumption the frogs than observing the illustrious Witches and Wizards cards, however Harry couldn’t keep his eyes off them. presently he had not solely Dumbledore and Morgana, however Hengist of Woodcroft, Alberic Grunnion, Circe, Paracelsus, and Merlin. He finally moulding his eyes off from the druidess Cliodna, UN agency was scratching her nose, to open a bag of Bertie Bott’s each Flavor Beans.

“You wish to watch out with those,” Ron warned Harry. “When they are saying each flavor, they mean each flavor—you understand, you get all the standard ones like chocolate and peppermint and conserve, then again you’ll get spinach and liver and tripe. patron saint reckons he had a booger-flavo (harry potter audiobooks) one once.”

Ron picked up a inexperienced bean, checked out it fastidiously, and bit into a corner.

“Bleaaargh—see? Sprouts.”

They had a decent time consumption the each Flavor Beans. Harry got toast, coconut, baked bean, strawberry, curry, grass, coffee, sardine, and was even brave enough to nibble the tip off a funny grey one Ron wouldn’t bit, that clad to be pepper.

The rural area currently flying past the window was turning into wilder. The neat fields had gone. currently there have been woods, twisting rivers, and dark inexperienced hills.

There was a play the door of their compartment and also the spherical two-faced boy Harry had passed on platform 9 and threequarters (harry potter audio books free) in. He looked tearful.

“Sorry,” he said, “but have you ever seen a batrachian at all?”

When they barrel their heads, he wailed, “I’ve lost him! He keeps obtaining off from me!”

“He’ll occur,” aforementioned Harry.

“Yes,” aforementioned the boy miserably. “Well, if you see him…”

He left.

“Don’t understand why he’s therefore daunted,” said Ron. “If I’d brought a batrachian I’d snap as fast as I might. Mind you, I brought Scabbers, therefore I can’t speak.”

The rat was still snoozing on Ron’s lap.

“He might need died and you wouldn’t understand the distinction,” aforementioned Ron in disgust. “I (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to show him yellow yesterday to create him additional fascinating, however the spell didn’t work. I’ll show you, look…”

He rummaged around in his trunk and force out a really batte (harry potter audiobooks) wanting wand. it had been broken in (harry potter online free)s and one thing (harry potter audio book) was sparkling at the tip.

“Unicorn hair’s nearly poke out. Anyway—”

He had simply raised his wand once the compartment door fell open once more. The toadless boy was back, however now he had a woman with him. She was already sporting her new Hogwarts robes.

“Has anyone seen a toad? Neville’s lost one,” she said. She had a dominee (harry potter movies) (harry potter and the philosopher’s stone online) of voice, many bushy brown hair, and rather massive front teeth.

“We’ve already (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) him we tend to haven’t seen it,” said Ron, however the lady wasn’t listening, she was observing the wand in his hand.

“Oh, square measure you doing magic? Let’s see it, then.”

She Sat down. Ron looked greatly surprised.

“Er—all right.”

He clea (harry potter audiobooks) his throat.

“Sunshine, daisies, butter mellow,

Turn this stupid, fat rat yellow.”

He waved his wand, however nothing happened. Scabbers stayed grey and asleep.

“Are you certain that’s a true spell?” aforementioned the lady. “Well, it’s not excellent, is it? I’ve (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) many easy spells only for observe and it’s all worked on behalf of me. no one in my family’s magic in any respect, it had been ever such a surprise once I got my letter, however i used to be ever happy, of course, I mean, it’s the easiest faculty of black art there’s, I’ve heard—I’ve learned all our course books by memory, of course, I simply hope it’ll be enough—I’m Hermione creator, by the way, UN agency square measure you?”

She aforementioned all this in no time.

Harry checked out Ron, and was alleviated to visualize by his surprised face that he hadn’t learned all the course books by memory either.

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“Harry Potter,” aforementioned Harry.

“Are you really?” aforementioned Hermione. “I understand all concerning you, of course—I got many additional books for background reading, and you’re in trendy wizard History and also the Rise and Fall of the Dark Arts and nice Wizarding Events of the 20 th Century.”

“Am I?” aforementioned Harry, feeling dazed.

“Goodness, didn’t you recognize, I’d have detected everything I might if it had been Pine Tree State,” aforementioned Hermione. “Do either of you recognize what house you’ll be in? I’ve been asking around, and that i hope I’m in Gryffindor, it sounds out and away the best; I hear Dumbledore himself was in it, however I suppose Ravenc (harry potter books online) wouldn’t be too bad… Anyway, we’d higher go and appearance for Neville’s batrachian. You 2 had higher modification, you know, I expect we’ll be there presently.”

And she left, taking the toadless boy along with her.

“Whatever house I’m in, I hope she’s not in it,” said Ron. He threw his wand into his trunk. “Stupid spell—George gave it to Pine Tree State, bet he knew it had been a dud.”

“What house square measure your brothers in?” asked Harry.

“Gryffindor,” said Ron. Gloom perceived to be deciding on him once more. “Mom and pop were in it, too. I don’t understand what they’ll say if I’m not. I don’t suppose Ravenc (harry potter books online) would be unfortunate, however imagine if they (harry potter online free) Pine Tree State in Slytherin.”

“That’s the house Vol—, I mean, You-Know-Who was in?”

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“You know, i believe the ends of Scabbers’ whiskers square measure slightly lighter,” aforementioned Harry, making an attempt to require Ron’s mind off homes. “So what do your oldest brothers do currently that they’ve left, anyway?”

Harry was inquisitive what a wizard did once he’d finished faculty.

“Charlie’s in Romania learning dragons, and Bill’s in continent doing one thing for G (harry potter movies)otts,” said Ron. “Did you hear concerning G (harry potter movies)otts? It’s been everywhere the Daily Prophet, however I don’t suppose you get that with the Muggles—someone (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to rob a high security vault.”

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“Really? What happened to them?”

“Nothing, that’s why it’s such huge news. They haven’t been caught. My daddy says it must’ve been a robust Dark wizard to (free audio books harry potter) spherical G (harry potter movies)otts, however they don’t assume they took something, that’s what’s odd. ’Course, everybody gets frightened once one thing like this happens just in case You-Know-Who’s behind it.”

Harry turned this news over in his mind. He was setting out to get a prickle of worry on every occasion You-Know-Who was mentioned. He supposed this was all a part of coming into the wizard world, however it had been lots more well-off locution “Voldemort” without concern.

“What’s your favorite Quidditch team?” Ron asked.

“Er—I don’t understand any,” Harry confessed.

“What!” Ron looked thunderstruck. “Oh, you wait, it’s the simplest game within the world—” And he was off, explaining all concerning the four balls and also the positions of the seven players, describing illustrious games he’d been to along with his brothers and also the broom handle he’d prefer to get if he had the money. He was simply taking Harry through the finer points of the sport once the compartment door fell open once more, however it wasn’t Neville the toadless boy, or Hermione creator now.

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“Yes,” aforementioned Harry. He was observing the opposite boys. each of them were thickset and looked very mean. Standing on either facet of the pale boy, they seemed like bodyguards.

“Oh, this is often Crabbe and this is often Goyle,” aforementioned the pale boy carelessly, noticing wherever Harry was wanting. “And my name’s Malfoy, Draco Malfoy.”

Ron gave a small cough, which could are concealment a snigget. Draco Malfoy checked out him.

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He turned back to Harry. “You’ll presently establish some wizarding families square measure far better than others, Potter. You don’t wish to travel creating friends with the incorrect (harry potter and the philosopher’s stone online). I will assist you there.”

He command out his hand to shake Harry’s, however Harry didn’t take it.

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Both Harry and Ron stood up.

“Say that once more,” Ron said, his face as (harry potter audiobooks) as his hair.

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“But we tend to don’t feet like going, do we, boys? We’ve eaten up all our food and you continue to appear to own some.”

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“I assume he’s been knocked out,” Ron aforementioned to Harry. He looked nearer at Scabbers. “No—I don’t believe it—he’s gone back to sleep—”

And so he had.

“You’ve met Malfoy before?”

Harry explained concerning their meeting in Diagon Alley.

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“Scabbers has been fighting, not us,” said Ron, unfriendly at her. “Would you mind going whereas we tend to change?”

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He and Ron took off their jackets and force on their long black robes. Ron’s were slightly short for him, you may see his sneakers beneath them.

A voice echoed through the train: “We are going to be reaching Hogwarts in 5 minutes’ time. Please leave your baggage on the train, it’ll be taken to the varsity on an individual basis.”

Harry’s abdomen lurched with nerves and Ron, he saw, looked pale underneath his freckles. They crammed their pockets with the last of the sweets and joined the gang thronging the passageway.

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Hagrid’s huge bushy face beamed over the ocean of heads.

“C’mon, follow me—any additional firs’ years? Mind yer step, now! Firs’ years follow me!”

Slipping and unsteady, they followed Hagrid down what perceived to be a steep, slim path. it had been therefore dark on either facet of them that Harry thought there should be thick trees there. no one spoke a lot of. Neville, the boy UN agency unbroken losing his batrachian, sniffed once or doubly.

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There was a loud “Oooooh!”

The slim path had opened suddenly onto the sting of an excellent black lake. perked atop a high mountain on the opposite facet, its windows sparkling within the starry sky, was a massive castle with several turrets and towers.

“No more’n four to a boat!” Hagrid known as, inform to a fleet of very little boats sitting within the water by the shore. Harry and Ron were followed into their boat by Neville and Hermione.

“Everyone in?” loud Hagrid, UN agency had a ship to himself. “Right then—FORWARD!”

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“Everyone here? You there, still got yer toad?”

Hagrid raised a big hand and knocked thrice on the castle door.

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“The firs’ years, faculty member McGonagall,” aforementioned Hagrid.

“Thank you, Hagrid. i will be able to take them from here.”

She force the door wide. the doorway hall was therefore huge you may have match the total of the Dursleys’ house in it. The stone walls were lit with flaming torches just like the ones at G (harry potter movies)otts, the ceiling was too high to create out, and a powerful marble stairs facing them diode to the higher floors.

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“What the—?”

He gasped. therefore did the folks around him. concerning twenty ghosts had simply streamed through the rear wall. Pearly (harry potter audio book) and slightly clear, they glided across the area rebuke each other and hardly glancing at the primary years. They perceived to be argument. What seemed like a fat very little monk was saying: “Forgive and forget, I say, we tend to got to provide him a second chance—”

“My expensive mendicant, haven’t we tend to given Peeves all the possibilities he deserves? He offers US all a nasty name and you recognize, he’s not very even a ghost—I say, what square measure you all doing here?”

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“New students!” aforementioned the Fat mendicant, smiling around at them. “About to be Sorted, I suppose?”

A few folks nodded taciturnly.

“Hope to visualize you in Hufflepuff!” aforementioned the mendicant. “My recent house, you know.”

“Move on currently,” aforementioned a pointy voice. “The Sorting Ceremony’s on the point of begin.”

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It was exhausting to believe there was a ceiling there in any respect, which the good Hall didn’t merely open on to the heavens.

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Professor McGonagall currently advanced holding a protracted roll of parchment.

“When I decision your name, you may (harry potter online free)d on the hat and sit on the stool to be sorted,” she said. “Abbott, Hannah!”

A pink round-faced lady with blonde pigtails stumbled out of line, (harry potter online free)d on the hat, that fell right down over her eyes, and Sabbatum down. A moments pause—

“HUFFLEPUFF!” loud the hat.

The table on the proper chee (harry potter audiobooks) and clapped as Hannah visited sit down at the Hufflepuff table. Harry saw the ghost of the Fat mendicant waving jubilantly at her.

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“Brocklehurst, Mandy” visited Ravenc (harry potter books online) too, but “Brown, Lavender” be (harry potter audio books free) the primary new Gryffindor, and therefore the table on the left exploded with cheers; Harry might see Ron’s twin brothers catcalling.

“Bulstrode, Millicent” then be (harry potter audio books free) a Slytherin. maybe it absolutely was Harry’s imagination, finally he’d detected regarding Slytherin, however he thought they seemed like associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) unpleasant ton. He was commencing to feel undoubtedly sick currently. He remembe (harry potter audiobooks) being picked for groups throughout gymnasium at his old skool. He had continuously been last to be chosen, not as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of he was no sensible, however as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of nobody needed Dudley to assume they liked him.

“Finch-Fletchley, Justin!”


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“Granger, Hermione!”

Hermione virtually ran to the stool and jam-pawncked the hat thirstily on her head.

“GRYFFINDOR!” loud the hat. West Chadic groaned.

A frightful thought smitten Harry, as frightful thoughts continuously do once you’re terribly nervous. What if he wasn’t chosen at all? What if he simply Sabbatum there with the hat over his eyes for ages, till faculty member McGonagall jerked it off his head and aforesaid there had clearly been an error and he’d higher revisit on the train?

When Neville Longbottom, the boy World Health Organization unbroken losing his anuran, was called, he fell over on his thanks to the stool. The hat took a protracted time to make a decision with Neville. once it finally loud, “GRYFFINDOR,” Neville ran off still sporting it, and had to jog back amid gales of laughter to offer it to “MacDougal, Morag.”

Malfoy swagge (harry potter audiobooks) forward once his name was refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as and got his would like at once: the hat had barely touched his head once it screamed, “SLYTHERIN!”

Malfoy visited be part of his friends Crabbe and Goyle, trying happy with himself.

There weren’t many folks left currently. “Moon”…, “Nott”…, “Parkinson”…, then a combine of dual women, “Patil” and “Patil”…, then “Perks, Sally Anne”…, and then, at last—

“Potter, Harry!”

As Harry advanced, whispers suddenly stony-broke out like very little hissing fires everywhere the hall.

“Potter, did she say?”

“The Harry Potter?”

The very last thing Harry saw before the hat born over his eyes was the hall packed with folks craning to induce a decent check up on him. Next second he was sta (harry potter movies) at the black inside the hat. He waited.

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Harry gripped the sides of the stool and thought, Not Slytherin, not Slytherin.

“Not Slytherin, eh?” aforesaid the little voice. “Are you sure? you’ll be nice, you know, it’s all here in your head, and Slytherin can assist you on the thanks to greatness, little doubt regarding that—no? Well, if you’re sure—better be GRYFFINDOR!”

Harry detected the hat shout the last word to the complete hall. He took off the hat and walked shakily toward the Gryffindor table. He was thus mitigated to own been chosen and not (harry potter online free) in Slytherin, he hardly detected that he was obtaining the loudest cheer nonetheless. Percy the executive got up and barrel his hand smartly, whereas the Weasley twins loud, “We got Potter! we tend to got Potter!” Harry Sabbatum down opposite the ghost within the ruff he’d seen earlier. The ghost patted his arm, giving Harry the sharp, frightful feeling he’d simply plunged it into a bucket of ice cold water.

He might see the dining table properly currently. At the tip nearest him Sabbatum Hagrid, World Health Organization caught his eye and gave him the thumbs up. Harry grinned back. And there, within the center of the dining table, in an exceedingly massive gold chair, Sabbatum Albus Dumbledore. Harry recognized him promptly from the cardboard he’d gotten out of the Chocolate Frog on the train. Dumbledore’s silver hair was the sole factor within the whole hall that shone as bright because the ghosts. Harry noticed faculty member Quirrell, too, the nervous young man from the Leaky caldron. He was trying terribly peculiar in an exceedingly massive purple turban.

And currently there have been solely 3 folks left to be sorted. “Thomas, Dean,” a black boy even taller than West Chadic, joined Harry at the Gryffindor table. “Turpin, Lisa,” be (harry potter audio books free) a Ravenc (harry potter books online) then it absolutely was Ron’s flip. He was pale inexperienced by currently. Harry crossed his fingers underneath the table and a second later the hat had loud, “GRYFFINDOR!”

Harry clapped loudly with the remainder as West Chadic folded into the chair next to him.

“Well done, Ron, excellent,” aforesaid Percy Weasley pompously across Harry as “Zabini, Blaise,” was created a Slytherin. faculty member McGonagall rolled up her scroll and took the Sorting Hat away.

Harry looked down at his empty gold plate. He had scarcely completed however hungry he was. The pumpkin pasties appea (harry potter audiobooks) ages past.

Albus Dumbledore had gotten to his feet. He was beaming at the scholars, his arms opened wide, as if nothing might have happy him quite to ascertain all of them there.

“Welcome,” he said. “Welcome to a re (harry potter online free)ment year at Hogwarts! Before we start our banquet, i’d prefer to say some words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Tweak!

“Thank you!”

He Sabbatum backpedal. everyone clapped and chee (harry potter audiobooks). Harry didn’t apprehend whether or not to laugh or not.

“Is he—a bit mad?” he asked Percy falte (harry potter movies)ly.

“Mad?” aforesaid Percy flippantly. “He’s a genius! Best wizard within the world! however he’s a little mad, yes. Potatoes, Harry?”

Harry’s mouth fell open. The dishes before of him were currently cumulous with food. He had ne’er seen numerous things he liked to worry one table: beef roast, roast chicken, pork chops and lamb chops, sausages, bacon and cut, cooked potatoes, roast potatoes, fries, Yorkshire pudding, peas, carrots, gravy, ketchup, and, for a few strange reason, peppermint humbugs.

The Dursleys had ne’er specifically starved Harry, however he’d ne’er been allowed to eat the maximum amount as he liked . Dudley had continuously taken something that Harry extremely needed, although it created him sick. Harry cumulous his plate with a little of everything except the peppermints and started to eat. it absolutely was all delicious.

“That will look sensible,” aforesaid the ghost within the ruff sadly, observance Harry slash his cut, “Can’t you—?”

“I haven’t eaten up for nearly four hund (harry potter audiobooks) years,” aforesaid the ghost. “I don’t ought to, of course, however one will miss it. I don’t assume I’ve introduced myself? Sir St. Nicholas First State Mimsy Porpington at your service. Resident ghost of Gryffindor Tower.”

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“Nearly Headless? however are you able to be nearly headless?”

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“Like this,” he aforesaid pettishly. He taken over his left ear and force. His whole head swung off his neck and fell onto his shoulder as if it absolutely was on a hinge. somebody had clearly (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to decapitate him, however not done it properly. trying happy at the shocked appearance on their faces, Nearly Headless Nick flipped his head back onto his neck, coughed, and said, “So—new Gryffindors! I hope you’re getting to facilitate North American (harry potter series) win the house championship this year? Gryffindors have not gone farewell while not winning. Slytherins have gotten the cup six years in an exceedingly row! The Bloody Baron’s turning into virtually unbearable—he’s the Slytherin ghost.”

Harry looked over at the Slytherin table and saw a frightful ghost sitting there, with blank sta (harry potter movies) eyes, a thin face, and robes stained with silver blood. He was right next to Malfoy World Health Organization, Harry was happy to ascertain, didn’t look too happy with the seating arrangements.

“How did he get coated in blood?” asked Seamus with nice interest.

“I’ve ne’er asked,” aforesaid Nearly Headless Nick exquisitely.

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As Harry helped himself to a treacle tart, the speak turned to their families.

“I’m half-and-half,” aforesaid Seamus. “Me dad’s a Muggle. mamma didn’t tell him she was a witch ’til when they were married. little bit of a nasty shock for him.”

The others laughed.

“What regarding you, Neville?” aforesaid West Chadic.

“Well, my grandparent brought ME up and she’s a witch,” aforesaid Neville, “but the family thought i used to be all-Muggle for ages. My nice Uncle Algie unbroken attempting to catch ME off my guard and force some magic out of ME—he pushed me off the tip of Blackpool pier once, I nearly drowned—but nothing happened till i used to be eight. nice Uncle Algie (harry potter audio books free) spherical for dinner, associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook)d he was hanging ME out of an upstairs window by the ankles once my nice aunty town offe (harry potter audiobooks) him a topping and he accidentally forsaking. however I bounced—all the manner down the garden and into the road. They were all extremely happy, grandparent was crying, she was thus happy. And you ought to have seen their faces after I got here here—they thought i’d not be magic enough to come back, you see. nice Uncle Algie was thus happy he bought ME my anuran.”

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Harry, World Health Organization was commencing to feel heat and sleepyheaded, researched at the dining table once more. Hagrid was drinking deeply from his goblet. faculty member McGonagall was reproval faculty member Dumbledore. faculty member Quirrell, in his absurd turban, was reproval a tutor with greasy black hair, a hooked nose, and sallow skin.

It happened terribly suddenly. The hook snub-nosed teacher looked past Quirrell’s turban straight into Harry’s eyes—and a pointy, hot pain shot across the scar on Harry’s forehead.

“Ouch!” Harry clapped a hand to his head.

“What is it?” asked Percy.


The pain had gone as quickly because it had come back. more durable to shake off was the sensation Harry had gotten from the teacher’s look—a feeling that he didn’t like Harry in the slightest (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook).

“Who’s that teacher reproval faculty member Quirrell?” he asked Percy.

“Oh, you recognize Quirrell already, do you? No marvel he’s trying thus nervous, that’s faculty member Snape. He teaches Potions, however he doesn’t wish to—everyone is aware of he’s when Quirrell’s job. is aware of associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) awful ton regarding the Dark Arts, Snape.”

Harry watched Snape for a minute, however Snape didn’t check up on him once more.

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“Ahem—just some a lot of words currently that we tend to square measure all fed and patterned. I actually have some begin of term notices to offer you.

“First years ought to note that the forest on the grounds is tabu to all or any pupils. And some of our older students would had best to recollect that in addition.”

Dumbledore’s twinkling eyes flashed within the direction of the Weasley twins.

“I have additionally been asked by mister. Filch, the caretaker, to cue you all that no magic ought to be used between categories within the corridors.

“Quidditch trials are command within the second week of the term. Anyone curious about enjoying for his or her house groups ought to contact Madam alcohol.

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“And now, before we tend to attend bed, allow us to sing the varsity song!” cried Dumbledore. Harry detected that the opposite teachers’ smiles had become rather mounted.

Dumbledore gave his wand a bit flick, as if he was attempting to induce a fly off the tip, and a protracted golden ribbon flew out of it, that rose high higher than the tables and twisted itself, snakelike, into words.

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Everybody finished the song at completely different times. At last, solely the Weasley twins were left singing on to a awfully slow dead march. Dumbledore conducted their previous few lines together with his wand and after they had finished, he was one amongst those that clapped loudest.

“Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic on the far side all we tend to do here! And currently, bedtime. Off you trot!”

The Gryffindor initial years followed Percy through the chatte (harry potter movies) crowds, out of the good Hall, and up the marble steps. Harry’s legs were like lead once more, however solely as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of he was thus ti (harry potter audiobooks) and packed with food. He was too sleepyheaded even to be shocked that the folks within the portraits on the corridors voiceless and pointed as they passed, or that double Percy light-emitting diode them through doorways hidden behind slippy panels and hanging tapestries. They climbed a lot of staircases, yawning and dragging their feet, and Harry was simply inquisitive what proportion farther they’d to travel after they (harry potter audio books free) to a sharp halt.

A bundle of walking sticks was floating in point prior to them, and as Percy took a step toward them they started throwing themselves at him.

“Peeves,” Percy voiceless to the primary years. “A ghost.” He raised his voice, “Peeves—show yourself!”

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“Do you would like ME to travel to the Bloody Baron?”

There was a pop, and a bit man with wicked, dark eyes and a large mouth appea (harry potter audiobooks), floating cross-legged within the air, clutching the walking sticks.

“Oooooooh!” he aforesaid, with associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) evil cackle. “Ickle Firsties! What fun!”

He swooped suddenly at them. all of them ducked.

“Go away, Peeves, or the Baron’ll hear regarding this, I mean it!” barked Percy.

Peeves stuck out his tongue and nonexistent, dropping the walking sticks on Neville’s head. They detected him zooming away, rattling coats of armor as he passed.

“You wish to look at out for Peeves,” aforesaid Percy, as they depart once more. “The Bloody Baron’s the sole one World Health Organization will management him, he won’t even hear North American (harry potter series) prefects. Here we tend to square measure.”

At the terribly finish of the passageway decorated a portrait of a awfully fat girl in an exceedingly pink silk dress.

“Password?” she aforesaid.

“Caput Draconis,” aforesaid Percy, and therefore the portrait swung forward to reveal a spherical hole within the wall. all of them disorganized through it—Neville requi (harry potter audiobooks) a leg up—and found themselves within the Gryffindor sitting room, a cozy, spherical area packed with spongelike armchairs.

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Harry was getting to raise West Chadic if he’d had any of the treacle tart, however he fell asleep virtually promptly.

Perhaps Harry had eaten up a little an excessive amount of, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of he had a awfully strange dream. He was sporting faculty member Quirrell’s turban, that unbroken reproval him, telling him he should transfer to Slytherin promptly, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of it absolutely was his destiny. Harry (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) the turban he didn’t wish to be in Slytherin; it got heavier and heavier; he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to tug it off however it tightened painfully—and there was Malfoy, riant at him as he struggled with it—then Malfoy changed into the hook snub-nosed teacher, Snape, whose laugh be (harry potter audio books free) high and cold—there was a burst of inexperienced lightweight and Harry woke, sweating and shaking.

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“Did you see his face?”

“Did you see his scar?”

Whispers followed Harry from the instant he left his dormitory ensuing day. folks lining up outside school rooms stood on tiptoe to induce a glance at him, or doubled back to pass him within the corridors once more, sta (harry potter movies). Harry needed they wouldn’t, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of he was attempting to focus on finding his thanks to categories.

There were 100 and forty 2 staircases at Hogwarts: wide, sweeping ones; slim, shaky ones; some that light-emitting diode somewhere completely different on a Friday; some with a vanishing step halfway up that you simply had to recollect to leap. Then there have been doors that wouldn’t open unless you asked with politeness, or tickled them in precisely the proper (harry potter online free), and doors that weren’t extremely doors in the slightest (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook), however solid walls simply deception. it absolutely was additionally terribly onerous to recollect wherever something was, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of it all looked as if it would move around lots. The folks within the portraits unbroken getting to visit one another, and Harry was positive the coats of armor might walk.

The ghosts didn’t facilitate, either. it absolutely was continuously a nasty shock once one amongst them glided suddenly through a door you were attempting to open. Nearly Headless Nick was continuously happy to purpose new Gryffindors within the right direction, however Peeves the ghost was price 2 bolted doors and a trick steps if you met him once you were late for sophistication. He would drop wastepaper baskets on your head, pull rugs from underneath your feet, pelt you with bits of chalk, or pass on behind you, invisible, grab your nose, and screech, “GOT YOUR CONK!”

Even worse than Peeves, if that was doable, was the caretaker, Argus pinch. Harry and West Chadic managed to induce on the incorrect facet of him on their terribly initial morning. pinch found them attempting to force their manner through a door that regrettably clothed to be the doorway to the out of bounds passageway on the third floor. He wouldn’t believe they were lost, was positive they were attempting to interrupt into it purposely, and was threatening to lock them within the dungeons after they were reclaimed by faculty member Quirrell, World Health Organization was passing.

Filch closely-held a cat refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as Mrs. Norris, a scrawny, mud colou (harry potter audiobooks) creature with bulging, lamp like eyes a bit like Filch’s. She patrolled the corridors alone. Break a rule front of her, (harry potter online free) only 1 toe out of line, and she’d whisk off for pinch, who’d seem, wheezing, 2 seconds later. pinch knew the key passageways of the varsity higher than anyone (except maybe the Weasley twins) and will appear as suddenly as any of the ghosts. the scholars all detested him, and it absolutely was the (harry potter audio books) ambition of the many to offer Mrs. writer a decent kick.

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They had to review the night skies through their telescopes each Wednesday in the dead of night and learn the names of various stars and therefore the movements of the planets. 3 times every week they went bent the greenhouses behind the castle to review Herbology, with a dumpy very little witch refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as faculty member Sprout, wherever they learned a way to lookout of all the strange plants and fungi, and located out what they were used for.

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Professor McGonagall was once more completely different. Harry had been quite right to assume she wasn’t a tutor to cross. Strict and clever, she gave them a reproval the instant they Sabbatum down in her top quality.

“Transfiguration is a few of the foremost complicated and dangerous magic you may learn at Hogwarts,” she said. “Anyone messing around in my category can leave and not return. you have got been warned.”

Then she modified her table into a pig and back once more. They were all terribly affected and couldn’t wait to induce started, however before long completed they weren’t getting to be dynamic the article of furniture into animals for a protracted time. when taking lots of difficult notes, they were every given a match and began attempting to show it into a needle. By the tip of the lesson, solely Hermione creator had created any distinction to her match; faculty member McGonagall showed the category however it had gone all silver and pointy and gave Hermione a rare smile.

The class everybody had extremely been trying forward to was Defense Against the Dark Arts, however Quirrell’s lessons clothed to be a little of a joke. His room smelled powerfully of garlic, that everybody aforesaid was to thrust back a lamia he’d met in Balkan (harry potter series) and was afraid would be coming to induce him one amongst of late. His turban, he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) them, had been given to him by associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) African aristocrat as a thanks for obtaining eliminate a difficult zombie, however they weren’t positive they believed this story. For one factor, once Seamus Finnigan asked thirstily to listen to however Quirrell had fought off the zombie, Quirrell went pink and began talking regarding the weather; for one more, they’d detected that a funny smell decorated round the turban, and therefore the Weasley twins insisted that it absolutely was stuffed packed with garlic in addition, in order that Quirrell was protected where he went.

Harry was terribly mitigated to search out out that he wasn’t miles behind everybody else. scores of folks had come back from Muggle families and, like him, hadn’t had any concept they were witches and wizards. There was {so a lot of|such a lot|most} to be (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) that even folks like West Chadic didn’t have much of a vantage.

Friday was a vital day for Harry and West Chadic. They finally managed to search out their manner right down to the good Hall for breakfast while not obtaining lost once.

“What have we tend to got today?” Harry asked West Chadic as he pou (harry potter audiobooks) sugar on his dish.

“Double Potions with the Slytherins,” said Ron. “Snape’s Head of Slytherin House. they assert he continuously favors them—we’ll be ready to see if it’s true.”

“Wish McGonagall favo (harry potter audiobooks) North American (harry potter series),” aforesaid Harry. faculty member McGonagall was head of Gryffindor House, however it hadn’t stopped her from giving them an enormous pile of school assignment the day before.

Just then, the mail arrived. Harry had gotten wont to this by currently, however it had given him a little of a shock on the primary morning, once a few hund (harry potter audiobooks) harry poter 1s had suddenly streamed into the good Hall throughout breakfast, circling the tables till they saw their house owners, and dropping letters and packages onto their laps.

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Dear Harry,

I know you get weekday afternoons off, thus would you prefer to come back and have a cup of tea with ME around three?

I want to listen to all regarding your initial week. Send North American (harry potter series) a solution back with Hedwig.


Harry borrowed Ron’s quill, scribbled affirmative, please, see you shortly the rear of the note, and sent Hedwig off once more.

It was lucky that Harry had tea with Hagrid to appear forward to, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of the Potions lesson clothed to be the worst factor that had happened to him to this point.

At the start-of-term banquet, Harry had gotten the thought that faculty member Snape unlikeable him. By the tip of the primary Potions lesson, he knew he’d been wrong. Snape didn’t dislike Harry—he detested him.

Potions lessons passed down in one amongst the dungeons. it absolutely was colder here than up within the main castle, and would are quite creepy enough while not the preserved animals floating in glass jars all round the walls.

Snape, like Flitwick, started the category by taking the utterance, and like Flitwick, he paused at Harry’s name.

“Ah, Yes,” he aforesaid softly, “Harry Potter. Our new—celebrity.”

Draco Malfoy and his friends Crabbe and Goyle snigge (harry potter audiobooks) behind their hands. Snape finished job the names and researched at the category. His eyes were black like Hagrid’s, however they’d none of Hagrid’s heat. They were cold and empty and created you think that of dark tunnels.

“You square measure here to be (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) the refined science and actual art of potionmaking,” he began. He spoke in just quite a whisper, however they caught each word—like faculty member McGonagall, Snape had the gift of keeping a category silent while not effort. “As there’s very little foolish wand waving here, several of you may hardly believe this is often magic. I don’t expect you may extremely perceive the sweetness of the softly preparation caldron with its shimme (harry potter movies) fumes, the fragile power of liquids that creep through human veins, entrancing the mind, ensna (harry potter movies) the senses… I will teach you the way to bottle fame, brew glory, even stopper death—if you aren’t as massive a bunch of dunderheads as I typically have to be compelled to teach.”

More silence followed this tiny speech. Harry and West Chadic changed appearance with raised eyebrows. Hermione creator was on the sting of her seat and looked eager to begin proving that she wasn’t a simpleton.

“Potter!” aforesaid Snape suddenly. “What would i buy if I more fine-grained root of liliaceous plant to associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) infusion of wormwood?”

Powde (harry potter audiobooks) root of what to associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) infusion of what? Harry glanced at West Chadic, World Health Organization looked as stumped as he was; Hermione’s hand had shot into the air.

“I don’t apprehend, sir,” aforesaid Harry.

Snape’s lips curled into a sneer.

“Tut, tut—fame clearly isn’t everything.”

He unheeded Hermione’s hand.

“Let’s attempt once more. Potter, wherever would you look if I (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) you to search out ME a bezoar?”

Hermione stretched her hand as high into the air because it would go while not her going away her seat, however Harry didn’t have the faintest plan what a bezoar was. He (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to not check up on Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle, World Health Organization were shaking with laughter.

“I don’t apprehend, sir.”

“Thought you wouldn’t open a book before returning, eh, Potter?” Harry forced himself to stay trying straight into those cold eyes. He had looked through his books at the Dursleys’, however did Snape expect him to recollect everything in One Thousand charming Herbs and Fungi?

Snape was still igno (harry potter movies) Hermione’s quive (harry potter movies) hand.

“What is that the distinction, Potter, between aconite and wolfsbane?”

At this, Hermione stood up, her hand stretching toward the dungeon ceiling.

“I don’t apprehend,” aforesaid Harry quietly. “I assume Hermione will, though, why don’t you are trying her?”

A few folks laughed; Harry caught Seamus’s eye, and Seamus winked. Snape, however, wasn’t happy.

“Sit down,” he snapped at Hermione. “For your data, Potter, liliaceous plant and subshrub create a sleeping drinkable thus powerful it’s called the Draught of misery. A bezoar may be a stone taken from the abdomen of a goat and it’ll prevent from most poisons. As for aconite and Aconitum lycoctonum, they’re an equivalent plant, that additionally goes by the name of poisonous plant. Well? Why aren’t you all repeating that down?”

There was a sharp rummaging for quills and parchment. Over the noise, Snape said, “And some extent are taken from Gryffindor House for your cheek, Potter.”

Things didn’t improve for the Gryffindors because the Potions lesson continued . Snape (harry potter online free) all of them into pairs and set them to compounding up an easy drinkable to cure boils. He sweptwing around in his long black cloak, observance them weigh dried nettles and crush snake fangs, criticizing virtually everybody except Malfoy, whom he looked as if it would like. He was simply telling everybody to appear at the right manner Malfoy had cooked his bicorned slugs once clouds of acid inexperienced smoke and a loud hissing stuffed the dungeon. Neville had somehow managed to soften Seamus’s caldron into a twisted blob, and their drinkable was oozing across the stone floor, burning holes in people’s shoes. among seconds, the complete category was standing on their stools whereas Neville, World Health Organization had been drenched the drinkable once the caldron folded, moaned in pain as angry (harry potter audiobooks) boils sprang up everywhere his arms and legs.

“Idiot boy!” snarly Snape, clea (harry potter movies) the spilled drinkable away with one wave of his wand. “I suppose you more the h (audiobook harry potte)hog quills before taking the caldron off the fire?”

Neville whimpe (harry potter audiobooks) as boils began to appear everywhere his nose.

“Take him up to the hospital wing,” Snape spat at Seamus. Then he rounded on Harry and West Chadic, World Health Organization had been operating next to Neville.

“You—Potter—why didn’t you tell him to not add the quills? Thought he’d cause you to look sensible if he got it wrong, did you? That’s another purpose you’ve lost for Gryffindor.”

This was thus unfair that Harry opened his mouth to argue, however West Chadic kicked him behind their caldron.

“Don’t push it,” he mutte (harry potter audiobooks), “I’ve detected Snape will flip terribly nasty.”

As they climbed the steps out of the dungeon associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) hour later, Harry’s mind was sport and his spirits were low. He’d lost 2 points for Gryffindor in his terribly initial week—why did Snape hate him thus much?

“Cheer up,” said Ron, “Snape’s continuously taking points off F (harry potter audiobooks) and St. George. am i able to come back and meet Hagrid with you?”

At 5 to 3 they left the castle and created their manner across the grounds. Hagrid lived in an exceedingly tiny wood house on the sting of the tabu forest. A bow and a combine of galoshes were outside the exterior door.

When Harry knocked they detected a frantic scrabbling from within and several other booming barks. Then Hagrid’s voice rang out, saying, “Back, Fang—back.”

Hagrid’s massive, bushy face appea (harry potter audiobooks) within the crack as he force the door open.

“Hang on,” he said. “Back, Fang.”

He allow them to in, troubled to stay a hold on the collar of a colossal black hound.

There was only 1 area within. Hams and pheasants were hanging from the ceiling, a copper kettle was boiling on the shoot, and within the corner stood a huge bed with a patchwork over it.

“Make yerselves reception,” aforesaid Hagrid, rental go of Fang, World Health Organization finite straight at West Chadic and began licking his ears. Like Hagrid, Fang was clearly not as fierce as he looked.

“This is West Chadic,” Harry (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Hagrid, World Health Organization was running boiling water into an outsized pot and putt rock cakes onto a plate.

“Another Weasley, eh?” aforesaid Hagrid, glancing at Ron’s freckles. “I spent 0.5 ME life chasin’ yer twin brothers removed from the forest.”

The rock cakes were shapeless lumps with raisins that just about stony-broke their teeth, however Harry and West Chadic fictitious to be enjoying them as they (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Hagrid all regarding their initial lessons. Fang lively his head on Harry’s knee and drooled everywhere his robes.

Harry and West Chadic were delighted to listen to Hagrid decision foulmart “that recent lharry poter 1ife.”

“An’ as fer that cat, Mrs. Norris, I’d like ter introduce her to Fang someday. D’yeh know, anytime i am going up ter the varsity, she follows ME everywhere? Can’t get eliminate her—Fitch puts her up to that.”

Harry (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Hagrid regarding Snape’s lesson. Hagrid, like Ron, (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Harry to not worry regarding it, that Snape liked hardly any of the scholars.

“But he looked as if it would extremely hate ME.”

“Rubbish!” aforesaid Hagrid. “Why ought to he?”

Yet Harry couldn’t facilitate thinking that Hagrid didn’t quite meet his eyes once he aforesaid that.

“How’s yer brother Charlie?” Hagrid asked West Chadic. “I liked him a lot—great with animals.”

Harry puzzled if Hagrid had modified the topic purposely. whereas West Chadic (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Hagrid all regarding Charlie’s work with dragons, Harry picked up a chunk of paper that was lying on the table underneath the cloth cove (harry potter movies). it absolutely was a cutting from the Daily Prophet:

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Investigations continue into the break in at G (harry potter movies)otts on thirty one Gregorian calendar month, wide believed to be the work of Dark wizards or witches unknown.

G (harry potter movies)otts goblins nowadays insisted that nothing had been taken. The vault that was searched had indeed been empty an equivalent day.

“But we’re not telling you what was in there, thus keep your noses out if you recognize what’s sensible for you,” aforesaid a G (harry potter movies)otts spokesgoblin this afternoon.

Harry remembe (harry potter audiobooks) West Chadic telling him on the train that somebody had (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to rob G (harry potter movies)otts, however West Chadic hadn’t mentioned the date.

“Hagrid!” aforesaid Harry, “that G (harry potter movies)otts break in happened on my birthday! It might’ve been happening whereas we tend to were there!”

There was little doubt regarding it, Hagrid undoubtedly didn’t meet Harry’s eyes this point. He grunted and offe (harry potter audiobooks) him another cake. Harry browse the story once more. The vault that was searched had indeed been empty earlier that very same day. Hagrid had empty vault seven hund (harry potter audiobooks) and 13, if you’ll decision it remotion, putting off that grubby very little package. Had that been what the thieves were trying for?

As Harry and West Chadic walked back to the castle for dinner, their pockets weighed down with rock cakes they’d been too polite to refuse, Harry thought that none of the teachings he’d had to this point had given him the maximum amount to rely on as tea with Hagrid. Had Hagrid collected that package simply in time? wherever was it now? And did Hagrid apprehend one thing regarding Snape that he didn’t wish to inform Harry?

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Harry had ne’er believed he would meet a boy he detested quite Dudley, however that was before he met Draco Malfoy. Still, initial year Gryffindors solely had Potions with the Slytherins, in order that they didn’t have to be compelled to (harry potter online free) up with Malfoy a lot of. Or a minimum of, they didn’t till they noticed a notice fastened up within the Gryffindor sitting room that created all of them groan. Flying lessons would be beginning on Thursday—and Gryffindor and Slytherin would be learning along.

“Typical,” aforesaid Harry in darkness. “Just what I continuously needed. to create a fool of myself on a handle before of Malfoy.”

He had been trying forward to learning to fly quite the rest.

“You don’t apprehend that you’ll create a fool of yourself,” aforesaid West Chadic fairly. “Anyway, i do know Malfoy’s continuously occur (harry potter movies) regarding however sensible he’s at Quidditch, however I bet that’s all speak.”

Malfay actually did remark flying lots. He complained loudly regarding initial years ne’er older the house Quidditch groups and (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) long, braggart stories that continuously looked as if it would finish with him narrharry poter 1y escaping Muggles in helicopters. He wasn’t the sole one, though: the manner Seamus Finnigan (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) it, he’d spent most of his childhood zooming round the (harry potter series) on his handle. Even West Chadic would tell anyone who’d listen regarding the time he’d virtually hit a droop sailplane on Charlie’s recent broom. everybody from wizarding families talked regarding Quidditch perpetually. West Chadic had already had an enormous argument with Dean Thomas, World Health Organization sha (harry potter audiobooks) their dormitory, regarding football. West Chadic couldn’t see what was exciting a few game with only 1 ball wherever nobody was allowed to fly. Harry had caught West Chadic spur Dean’s poster of West Ham football team, attempting to create the players move.

Neville had ne’er been on a handle in his life, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of his gran had ne’er let him close to one. Privately, Harry felt she’d had sensible reason, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of Neville managed to own a unprecedented range of accidents even with each feet on the bottom.

Hermione creator was virtually as nervous regarding flying as Neville was. This was one thing you couldn’t learn by memory out of a book—not that she hadn’t (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online). At breakfast on Th she bo (harry potter audiobooks) all of them stupid with flying tips she’d gotten out of a library book refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as Quidditch Through the Ages. Neville was hanging on to her each word, desperate for all the world that may facilitate him droop on to his handle later, however everyone else was more than happy once Hermione’s lecture was interrupted by the arrival of the mail.

Harry hadn’t had one letter since Hagrid’s note, one thing that Malfoy had been fast to note, of course. Malfoy’s eagle bird of prey was continuously transportation him packages of sweets from home, that he opened gloatingly at the Slytherin table.

A bird of night brought Neville alittle package from his gran. He opened it with excitement and showed them a glass ball the dimensions of an outsized marble, that looked as if it would be packed with (harry potter audio book) smoke.

“It’s a Remembrall!” he explained. “Gran is aware of I forget things—this tells you if there’s one thing you’ve forgotten to try to to. Look, you hold it tight like this and if it turns (harry potter audiobooks)—oh…” His face fell, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of the Remembrall had suddenly glowed scarlet, “…you’ve forgotten something…”

Neville was attempting to recollect what he’d forgotten once Draco Malfoy, World Health Organization was passing the Gryffindor table, snatched the Remembrall out of his hand.

Harry and West Chadic jumped to their feet. They were 0.5 hoping for a reason to fight Malfoy, however faculty member McGonagall, World Health Organization might spot hassle faster than any teacher within the college, was there in an exceedingly flash.

“What’s going on?”

“Malfoy’s got my Remembrall, Professor.”

Scharry poter 1ing, Malfoy quickly born the Remembrall back on the table.

“Just trying,” he said, and he slanting away with Crabbe and Goyle behind him.

At 3 thirty that afternoon, Harry, Ron, and therefore the different Gryffindors precipitate down the front steps onto the grounds for his or her initial flying lesson. it absolutely was a transparent, breezy day, and therefore the grass rippled underneath their feet as they marched down the sloping (harry potter books online)ns toward a swish, flat field on the other facet of the grounds to the tabu forest, whose trees were swaying in darkness within the distance.

The Slytherins were already there, then were twenty broomsticks lying in neat lines on the bottom. Harry had detected F (harry potter audiobooks) and St. George Weasley complain regarding the varsity brooms, voice communication that a number of them began to vibrate if you flew too high, or continuously flew slightly to the left.

Their teacher, Madam alcohol, arrived. She had short, (harry potter 1) hair, and yellow eyes sort of a hawk.

“Well, what square measure you all waiting for?” she barked. “Everyone stand by a handle. Come on, hurry up.”

Harry glanced down at his broom. it absolutely was recent and a few of the twigs stuck out at odd angles.

“Stick out your paw over your broom,” refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as Madam alcohol at the front, “and say ‘Up!’”

“UP!” everybody loud.

Harry’s broom jumped into his hand promptly, however it absolutely was one amongst the few that did. Hermione Granger’s had merely rolled over on the bottom, and Neville’s hadn’t affected in the slightest (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook). maybe brooms, like horses, might tell once you were afraid, thought Harry; there was a quaver in Neville’s voice that aforesaid all too clearly that he needed to stay his feet on the bottom.

Madam alcohol then showed them a way to mount their brooms while not slippy off the tip, and walked up and down the rows correcting their grips. Harry and West Chadic were delighted once she (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Malfoy he’d been doing it wrong for years.

“Now, after I blow my whistle, you come out from the bottom, hard,” aforesaid Madam alcohol. “Keep your brooms steady, rise some feet, then come back straight backpedal by leaning forward slightly. On my whistle—three—two—”

But Neville, nervous and tense and fearful of being left on the bottom, pushed off onerous before the whistle had touched Madam Hooch’s lips.

“Come back, boy!” she loud, however Neville was rising straight up sort of a cork shot out of a bottle—twelve feet—twenty feet. Harry saw his frightened (harry potter audio book) face look down at the bottom falling away, saw him gasp, slip sideways off the broom and—

WHAM—a thud and a nasty crack and Neville lay facedown on the grass in an exceedingly heap. His handle was still rising higher and better, and began to drift idly toward the tabu Forest and out of sight.

Madam alcohol was bending over Neville, her face as (harry potter audio book) as his.

“Broken gliding joint,” Harry detected her mutter. “Come on, boy—it’s okay, up you get.”

She turned to the remainder of the category.

“None of you is to maneuver whereas I take this boy to the hospital wing! you permit those brooms wherever they’re or you’ll be out of Hogwarts before you’ll say ‘Quidditch.’ Come on, dear.”

Neville, his face tear streaky, clutching his gliding joint, hobbled off with Madam alcohol, World Health Organization had her arm around him.

No sooner were they out of hea (harry potter movies) than Malfoy burst into laughter.

“Did you see his face, the good lump?”

The other Slytherins joined in.

“Shut up, Malfoy,” snapped Anapurna Patil.

“Ooh, jutting up for Longbottom?” aforesaid Pansy Parkinson, a tough round-faced Slytherin lady. “Never thought you’d like fat very little crybabies, Parvati.”

“Look!” aforesaid Malfoy, darting forward and snatching one thing out of the grass. “It’s that stupid factor Longbottom’s grandparent sent him.”

The Remembrall glitte (harry potter audiobooks) within the sun as he command it up.

“Give that here, Malfoy,” aforesaid Harry quietly. everybody stopped reproval watch.

Malfoy smiled meanly.

“I assume I’ll leave it somewhere for Longbottom to find—how about—up a tree?”

“Give it here!” Harry loud, however Malfoy had leapt onto his handle and brought off. He hadn’t been lying, he might fly well. Hove (harry potter movies) level with the top branches of associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) oak he refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as, “Come and obtain it, Potter!”

Harry grabbed his broom.

“No!” loud Hermione creator. “Madam alcohol (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) North American (harry potter series) to not move—you’ll get North American (harry potter series) all into hassle.”

Harry unheeded her. Blood was pounding in his ears. He mounted the broom and kicked onerous against the bottom and up, up he soa (harry potter audiobooks); air hurried through his hair, and his robes whipped out behind him and in an exceedingly rush of fierce joy he completed he’d found one thing he might do while not being taught—this was simple, this was marvelous. He force his handle up a bit to require it even higher, associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook)d detected screams and gasps of ladies back on the bottom and an loving whoop from West Chadic.

He turned his handle sharply to face Malfoy in point. Malfoy looked shocked.

“Give it here,” Harry refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as, “or I’ll knock you off that broom!”

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Harry knew, somehow, what to do. He leaned forward and grasped the broom tightly in each hands, and it shot toward Malfay sort of a javelin. Malfoy {only just|barely|scarcely|just regarding|hardly} got out of the manner in time; Harry created a pointy about face and command the broom steady. some folks below were commendation.

“No Crabbe and Goyle over here to avoid wasting your neck, Malfoy,” Harry refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as.

The same thought looked as if it would have smitten Malfoy.

“Catch it if you’ll, then!” he loud, and he threw the glass ball high into the air and streaky back toward the bottom.

Harry saw, like in pic, the ball rise within the air then begin to fall. He leaned forward and pointed his hold down—next second he was gathe (harry potter movies) speed in an exceedingly steep dive, sport the ball—wind whistled in his ears, mingled with the screams of individuals watching—he extended his hand—a foot from the bottom he caught it, simply in time to tug his broom straight, and he toppled gently onto the grass with the Remembrall clutched safely in his manus.


His heart (harry potter movies) quicker than he’d simply dived. faculty member McGonagall was running toward them. He need to his feet, trembling.

“Never—in all my time at Hogwarts—”

Professor McGonagall was virtually inarticulate with shock, and her glasses flashed furiously, “—how dare you—might have broken your neck—”

“It wasn’t his fault, Professor—”

“Be quiet, Miss Patil.”

“But Malfoy—”

“That’s enough, Mr. Weasley. Potter, follow me, now.”

Harry caught sight of Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle’s triumphant faces as he left, walking insensibly in faculty member McGonagall’s wake as she strode toward the castle. He was getting to be expelled, he simply knew it. He needed to mention one thing to defend himself, however there looked as if it would be one thing wrong (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) together with his voice. faculty member McGonagall was sweeping on while not even sta (harry potter movies) at him; he had to jog to stay up. currently he’d done it. He hadn’t even lasted time period. He’d be packing his baggage in 10 minutes. What would the Dursleys say once he turned abreast of the doorstep?

Up the front steps, up the marble steps within, and still faculty member McGonagall didn’t say a word to him. She wrenched open doors and marched on corridors with Harry trotting miserably behind her. perhaps she was taking him to Dumbledore. He thought of Hagrid, expelled however allowed to remain on as steward. maybe he may be Hagrid’s assistant. His abdomen twisted as he unreal it, observance West Chadic and therefore the others turning into wizards, whereas he stumped round the grounds carrying Hagrid’s bag.

Professor McGonagall stopped outside a room. She opened the door and poked her head within.

“Excuse me, faculty member Flitwick, might I borrow Wood for a moment?”

Wood? thought Harry, bewilde (harry potter audiobooks); was Wood a cane she was getting to use on him?

But Wood clothed to be someone, a husky fifth year boy World Health Organization (harry potter audio books free) out of Flitwick’s category trying confused.

“Follow me, you two,” aforesaid faculty member McGonagall, and that they marched on up the passageway, Wood trying curiously at Harry.

“In here.”

Professor McGonagall pointed them into a room that was empty apart from Peeves, World Health Organization was busy writing rude words on the sheet.

“Out, Peeves!” she barked. Peeves threw the chalk into a bin, that clanged loudly, and he swooped out give tongue to. faculty member McGonagall slammed the door behind him and turned to face the 2 boys.

“Potter, this is often King Oliver Wood. Wood—I’ve found you a Seeker.”

Wood’s expression modified from mental confusion to thrill.

“Are you serious, Professor?”

“Absolutely,” aforesaid faculty member McGonagall sharply. “The boy’s a natural. I’ve ne’er seen something am fond of it. Was that your initial time on a handle, Potter?”

Harry nodded taciturnly. He didn’t have a clue what was occur (harry potter movies), however he didn’t appear to be being expelled, and a few of the sensation started coming to his legs.

“He caught that factor in his hand when a fifty foot dive,” faculty member McGonagall (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Wood. “Didn’t even scratch himself. Charlie Weasley couldn’t have done it.”

Wood was currently trying like all his dreams had come back true promptly.

“Ever seen a game of Quidditch, Potter?” he asked with excitement.

“Wood’s captain of the Gryffindor team,” faculty member McGonagall explained.

“He’s simply the build for a Seeker, too,” aforesaid Wood, currently walking around Harry and observing him. “Light—speedy—we’ll have to be compelled to get him a good broom, Professor—a Nimbus 2 Thousand or a Cleansweep Seven, I’d say.”

“I shall speak to faculty member Dumbledore and see if we tend to can’t bend the primary year rule. Heaven is aware of, we want a higher team than last year. planate therein last match by Slytherin, I couldn’t look Severus Snape within the face for (harry potter audio books)…”

Professor McGonagall pee (harry potter audiobooks) severely over her glasses at Harry.

“I wish to listen to you’re coaching onerous, Potter, or i’ll amendment my mind regarding hard you.”

Then she suddenly smiled.

“Your father would are proud,” she said. “He was a superb Quidditch player himself.”

* * *
“You’re jesting.”

It was mealtime. Harry had simply finished telling West Chadic what had happened once he’d left the grounds with faculty member McGonagall. West Chadic had a chunk of cut and meat pie halfway to his mouth, however he’d forgotten all regarding it.

“Seeker?” he aforesaid. “But initial years never—you should be the youngest house player in about—”

“—a century,” aforesaid Harry, shoveling pie into his mouth. He felt notably hungry when the thrill of the afternoon. “Wood (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) ME.”

Ron was thus astonied, thus affected, he simply Sabbatum and gaped at Harry.

“I begin coaching next week,” aforesaid Harry. “Only don’t tell anyone, Wood desires to stay it a secret.”

F (harry potter audiobooks) and St. George Weasley currently (harry potter audio books free) into the hall, noticed Harry, and precipitate over.

“Well done,” aforesaid St. George in an exceedingly low voice. “Wood (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) North American (harry potter series). We’re on the team too—Beaters.”

“I tell you, we’re getting to win that Quidditch cup of course this year,” aforesaid F (harry potter audiobooks). “We haven’t won since Charlie left, however this year’s team goes to be good. you want to be sensible, Harry, Wood was virtually skipping once he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) North American (harry potter series).”

“Anyway, we’ve need to go, Lee Jordan reckons he’s found a re (harry potter online free)ment secret passageway out of the varsity.”

“Bet it’s that one behind the sculpture of Gregory the oily that we tend to found in our initial week. See you.”

F (harry potter audiobooks) and St. George had hardly disappea (harry potter audiobooks) once somebody way less welcome turned up: Malfoy, flanked by Crabbe and Goyle.

“Having a final meal, Potter? once square measure you obtaining the train back to the Muggles?”

“You’re lots braver currently that you’re back on the bottom and you’ve got your very little friends with you,” aforesaid Harry nonchalantly. There was after all nothing in the slightest (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) very little regarding Crabbe and Goyle, however because the dining table was packed with academics, neither of them might do quite crack their knuckles and scharry poter 1.

“I’d take you on anytime on my very own,” aforesaid Malfoy. “Tonight, if you would like. Wizard’s duel. Wands only—no contact. What’s the matter? ne’er detected of a wizard’s duel before, I suppose?”

“Of course he has,” said Ron, wheeling around. “I’m his second, who’s yours?”

Malfoy checked out Crabbe and Goyle, filler them up.

“Crabbe,” he said. “Midnight all right? We’ll meet you within the trophy room; that’s continuously unbar (harry potter audiobooks).”

When Malfoy had gone, West Chadic and Harry checked out one another. “What may be a wizard’s duel?” aforesaid Harry. “And what does one mean, you’re my second?”

“Well, a second’s there to require over if you die,” aforesaid West Chadic nonchalantly, obtaining started ultimately on his cold pie. Catching the planning on Harry’s face, he more quickly, “But folks solely die in correct duels, you know, with real wizards. the foremost you and Malfoy’ll be ready to do is send sparks at one another. Neither of you is aware of enough magic to try to to any real injury. I bet he expected you to refuse, anyway.”

“And what if I wave my wand and zilch happens?”

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“Excuse me.”

They each researched. it absolutely was Hermione creator.

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Hermione unheeded him and spoke to Harry.

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“And it’s extremely none of your business,” aforesaid Harry.

“Good-bye,” said Ron.

All an equivalent, it wasn’t what you’d decision the right finish to the day, Harry thought, as he lay awake a lot of later being attentive to Dean and Seamus falling asleep (Neville wasn’t back from the hospital wing). West Chadic had spent all evening giving him recommendation like “If he tries to curse you, you’d higher dodge it, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of I can’t keep in mind a way to block them.” There was a awfully sensible probability they were getting to get caught by pinch or Mrs. Norris, and Harry felt he was pushing his luck, breaking another college rule nowadays. On the opposite hand, Malfoy’s supercilious face unbroken looming up out of the darkness—this was his massive probability to beat Malfoy face to face. He couldn’t miss it.

“Half past eleven,” West Chadic mutte (harry potter audiobooks) ultimately, “we’d higher go.”

They force on their bathrobes, picked up their wands, and crept across the tower area, down the spiral steps, and into the Gryffindor sitting room. some embers were still glowing within the hearth, turning all the armchairs into stooped black shadows. they’d virtually reached the portrait hole once a voice spoke from the chair nearest them, “I can’t believe you’re getting to try this, Harry.”

A lamp flicke (harry potter audiobooks) on. it absolutely was Hermione creator, sporting a pink robe and a frown.

“You!” aforesaid West Chadic furiously. “Go back to bed!”

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Harry couldn’t believe anyone may be thus busybodied.

“Come on,” he aforesaid to West Chadic. He pushed open the portrait of the Fat woman and climbed through the opening.

Hermione wasn’t getting to surrender that simply. She followed West Chadic through the portrait hole, hissing at them like associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) angry goose.

“Don’t you care regarding Gryffindor, does one solely care regarding yourselves, I don’t wish Slytherin to win the house cup, and you’ll lose all the points I got from faculty member McGonagall for knowing regarding change Spells.”

“Go away.”

“All right, however I warned you, you only keep in mind what I aforesaid once you’re on the train home tomorrow, you’re so—”

But what they were, they didn’t verify. Hermione had turned to the portrait of the Fat woman to induce back within and located herself facing associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) empty painting. The Fat woman had gone on a nighttime visit and Hermione was bolted out of Gryffindor tower.

“Now what am I getting to do?” she asked piercingly.

“That’s your drawback,” said Ron. “We’ve need to go, we’re getting to be late.”

They hadn’t even reached the tip of the passageway once Hermione held with them.

“I’m returning with you,” she said.

“You aren’t.”

“D’you assume I’m getting to stand out here and watch for pinch to catch me? If he finds all 3 people I’ll tell him the reality, that i used to be attempting to prevent you, and you’ll back ME up.”

“You’ve got some nerve—” aforesaid West Chadic loudly.

“Shut up, each of you!” aforesaid Harry sharply. “I detected one thing.”

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“Mrs. Norris?” breathed West Chadic, shut through the dark.

It wasn’t Mrs. Norris. it absolutely was Neville. He was curled on the ground, sound asleep, however jerked suddenly awake as they crept nearer.

“Thank goodness you found me! I’ve been out here for hours, I couldn’t keep in mind the new watchword to induce in to bed.”

“Keep your voice down, Neville. The password’s ‘Pig snout’ however it won’t assist you currently, the Fat Lady’s gone off somewhere.”

“How’s your arm?” aforesaid Harry.

“Fine,” aforesaid Neville, showing them. “Madam Pomfrey mended it in a few minute.”

“Good—well, look, Neville, we’ve need to be somewhere, we’ll see you later—”

“Don’t leave me!” aforesaid Neville, scrambling to his feet, “I don’t wish to remain here alone, the Bloody Baron’s been past double already.”

Ron checked out his watch then gla (harry potter audiobooks) furiously at Hermione and Neville.

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Hermione opened her mouth, maybe to inform West Chadic specifically a way to use the Curse of the Bogies, however Harry hissed at her to belt up and beckoned all of them forward.

They flitted on corridors stripy with bars of moonlight from the high windows. At each flip Harry expected to run into pinch or Mrs. Norris, however they were lucky. They sped up a steps to the third floor and tiptoed toward the trophy area.

Malfoy and Crabbe weren’t there nonetheless. The crystal trophy cases glimme (harry potter audiobooks) wherever the moonlight caught them. Cups, shields, plates, and statues winked silver and gold within the darkness. They (audiobook harry potte)d on the walls, keeping their eyes on the doors at either finish of the space. Harry took out his wand just in case Malfoy leapt in and began promptly. The minutes crept by.

“He’s late, perhaps he’s chickened out,” West Chadic voiceless.

Then a noise within the next area created them jump. Harry had scarcely raised his wand after they detected somebody speak and it wasn’t Malfoy.

“Sniff around, my sweet, they could be lurking in an exceedingly corner.”

It was pinch chatting with Mrs. Norris. Horror smitten, Harry waved madly at the opposite 3 to follow him as quickly as possible; they scurried taciturnly toward the door, removed from Filch’s voice. Neville’s robes had barely whipped around the corner after they detected pinch enter the trophy area.

“They’re in here somewhere,” they detected him mutter, “probably concealing.”

“This way!” Harry mouthed to the others and, petrified, they began to creep down a protracted gallery packed with suits of armor. they might hear pinch obtaining nearer. Neville suddenly unleash a frightened squeak and stony-broke into a run he tripped, grabbed West Chadic round the waist, and therefore the combine of them toppled right into a suit of armor.

The noisy and blinking were enough to wake the complete castle.

“RUN!” Harry loud, and therefore the four of them sprinted down the gallery, not trying back to ascertain whether or not pinch was following—they swung round the doorjamb and galloped down one passageway then another, Harry within the lead, with none plan wherever they were or wherever they were going—they ripped through a tapestry and located themselves in an exceedingly hidden passageway, hurtled on it and (harry potter audio books free) out close to their Charms room, that they knew was miles from the trophy area.

“I assume we’ve lost him,” Harry panted, leaning against the cold wall and wiping his forehead. Neville was bent double, wheezy and noisy.

“I— (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free)—you,” Hermione gasped, clutching at the sew in her chest, “I— (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free)—you.”

“We’ve need to revisit to Gryffindor tower,” said Ron, “quickly as doable.”

“Malfoy tricked you,” Hermione same to Harry. “You notice that, don’t you? He was ne’er attending to meet you—Filch knew somebody was attending to be within the trophy space, Malfoy should have tipped him off.”

Harry thought she was most likely right, however he wasn’t attending to tell her that.

“Let’s go.”

It wasn’t attending to be that easy. They hadn’t gone quite a dozen paces once a knob fluste (harry potter audiobooks) and one thing (harry potter audio books free) shooting out of a room before of them.

It was Peeves. He caught sight of them and gave a squeal of pleasure.

“Shut up, Peeves—please—you’ll get USA thrown out.”

Peeves cackled.

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“Not if you don’t provide USA away, Peeves, please.”

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“Get out of the means,” snapped Ron, taking a swipe at Peeves this was an enormous mistake.


Ducking underneath Peeves, they ran for his or her lives, right to the top of the passageway wherever they slammed into a door—and it absolutely was secu (harry potter audiobooks).

“This is it!” Ron moaned, as they pushed unable to help at the door, “We’re done for! this can be the end!” they might hear footsteps, pilfer running as quick as he may toward Peeves’s shouts.

“Oh, move over,” Hermione tangled. She grabbed Harry’s wand, broached the lock, and voiceless, “Alohomora!”

The lock clicked and therefore the door swung open—they heaped through it, shut it quickly, and ironed their ears against it, listening.

“Which means did they are going, Peeves?” pilfer was spoken communication. “Quick, tell me.”

“Say ‘please.’”

“Don’t American statess with me, Peeves, currently wherever did they go?”

“Shan’t say nothing if you don’t say please,” same Peeves in his annoying singsong voice.

“All right—please.”

“NOTHING! HA haaa! (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) you I wouldn’t say nothing if you didn’t say please! HA ha! Haaaaaa!” and that they detected the sound of Peeves whooshing away and pilfer verbalize in rage.

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Harry turned around—and saw, quite clearly, what. For an instant, he was positive he’d walked into a nightmare—this was an excessive amount of, on prime of everything that had happened to date.

They weren’t in a very space, as he had supposed. They were in a very passageway. The prohibited passageway on the third floor. And currently they knew why it absolutely was prohibited.

They were trying straight into the eyes of a monstrous dog, a dog that stuffed the total house between ceiling and floor. It had 3 heads. 3 pairs of rolling, mad eyes; 3 noses, twitch and quive (harry potter movies) in their direction; 3 drooling mouths, spittle hanging in slippery ropes from chromatic fangs.

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Harry groped for the doorknob—between pilfer and death, he’d take pilfer.

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“Where on earth have you ever all been?” she asked, watching their bathrobes hanging off their shoulders and their flushed, wet faces.

“Never mind that—pig snout, pig snout,” panted Harry, and therefore the portrait swung forward. They disorganized into the living-room and folded, trembling, into armchairs.

It was a minute before any of them same something. Neville, indeed, looked as if he’d ne’er speak once more.

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Hermione had got each her breath and her choler back once more. “You don’t use your eyes, any of you, do you?” she snapped. “Didn’t you see what it absolutely was standing on.”

“The floor?” Harry prompt. “I wasn’t watching its feet, i used to be too busy with its heads.”

“No, not the ground. it absolutely was standing on a trapdoor. It’s clearly guarding one thing.”

She stood up, obtrusive at them.

“I hope you’re happy with yourselves. we tend to may all are killed—or worse, expelled. Now, if you don’t mind, I’m attending to bed.”

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“No, we tend to don’t mind,” he said. “You’d assume we tend to dragged her on, wouldn’t you.”

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Neither Neville nor Hermione showed the slightest interest in what lay beneath the dog and therefore the trapdoor. All Neville ca (harry potter audiobooks) regarding was ne’er going close to the dog once more.

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As the harry poter 1s flooded into the good Hall as was common, everyone’s attention was caught directly by a protracted, skinny package carried by six massive screech harry poter 1s. Harry was even as interested as everybody else to envision what was du (harry potter movies) this massive parcel, and was surprised once the harry poter 1s soa (harry potter audiobooks) down and born it right before of him, knock his bacon to the ground. they’d hardly flutte (harry potter audiobooks) out of the means once another raptor born a letter on prime of the parcel.

Harry ripped open the letter 1st, that was lucky, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of it said:


It contains your new Nimbus 2 Thousand, however I don’t need everyone knowing you’ve got a grip or they’ll all need one. Oliver Wood can meet you tonight on the Quidditch field at seven o’clock for your 1st coaching session.

Professor McGonagall

Harry had issue activity his glee as he two-handed the note to Ron to browse.

“A Nimbus 2 Thousand!” Ron moaned covetously. “I’ve ne’er even touched one.”

They left the hall quickly, needing to undo the grip in (harry potter audio books free)ra before their top quality, however halfway across the doorway hall they found the means upstairs bar (harry potter audiobooks) by Crabbe and Goyle. Malfoy taken over the package from Harry and felt it.

“That’s a grip,” he said, throwing it back to Harry with a mix of jealousy and spite on his face. “You’ll be certain it this point, Potter, 1st years aren’t allowed them.”

Ron couldn’t resist it.

“It’s not unspecified grip,” he said, “it’s a Nimbus 2 Thousand. What (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) did you say you’ve got reception, Malfoy, a extraterrestrial object 2 Sixty?” Ron grinned at Harry. “Comets look flashy, however they’re not within the same league because the Nimbus.”

“What would you recognize regarding it, Weasley, you couldn’t afford 0.5 the handle,” Malfoy snapped back. “I suppose you and your brothers need to lay aside twig by twig.”

Before Ron may answer, academic Flitwick appea (harry potter audiobooks) at Malfoy’s elbow.

“Not controversy, I hope, boys?” he squeaked.

“Potter’s been sent a grip, Professor,” same Malfoy quickly.

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“A Nimbus 2 Thousand, sir,” same Harry, fighting to not kid the planning of horror on Malfoy’s face. “And it’s extremely because of Malfoy here that I’ve got it,” he added.

Harry and Ron headed upstairs, suffocative their laughter at Malfoy’s obvious rage and confusion. “Well, it’s true,” Harry chortled as they reached the highest of the marble stairs, “If he hadn’t purloined Neville’s Remembrall I wouln’t get on the team…”

“So I suppose you think that that’s an award for breaking rules?” (harry potter audio books free) Associate in Nursing angry voice from simply behind them. Hermione was stomping up the steps, trying disapprovingly at the package in Harry’s hand.

“I thought you weren’t chatting with us?” same Harry.

“Yes, don’t stop currently,” said Ron, “it’s doing USA such a lot sensible.”

Hermione marched away along with her nose within the air.

Harry had lots of hassle keeping his mind on his lessons that day. It unbroken wande (harry potter movies) up to the dormitory wherever his new grip was lying underneath his bed, or lost off to the Quidditch field wherever he’d be learning to play that night. He fastened his dinner that evening while not noticing what he was feeding, then rush upstairs with Ron to undo the Nimbus 2 Thousand eventually.

“Wow,” Ron sighed, because the grip rolled onto Harry’s bed cover.

Even Harry, World Health Organization knew nothing regarding the various brooms, thought it looked wondrous. Sleek and glossy, with a mahogany handle, it had a protracted tail of neat, straight twigs and Nimbus 2 Thousand written in gold close to the highest.

As seven o’clock thespian nearer, Harry left the castle and go away within the evenfall toward the Quidditch field. He’d ne’er been within the bharry poter 1 before. many seats were raised in stands round the field in order that the spectators were high enough to envision what was happening. At either finish of the sphere were 3 golden poles with hoops on the top. They reminded Harry of the small plastic sticks Muggle kids blew bubbles through, except that they were fifty feet high.

Too needing to fly once more to attend for Wood, Harry mounted his grip and commenced from the bottom. What a feeling—he swooped in and out of the goal posts then sped up and down the sphere. The Nimbus 2 Thousand turned where he wished at his lightest bit.

“Hey, Potter, come back down!”

Oliver Wood had arrived. He was carrying an oversized picket crate underneath his arm. Harry landed next to him.

“Very nice,” same Wood, his eyes glitte (harry potter movies). “I see what McGonagall meant… you actually area unit a natural. I’m simply attending to teach you the foundations this night, then you’ll be connexion team observe 3 times per week.”

He opened the crate. within were four completely different sized balls.

“Right,” same Wood. “Now, Quidditch is straightforward enough to know, albeit it’s not too simple to play. There area unit seven players on either side. 3 of them area unit known as Chasers.”

“Three Chasers,” Harry continual, as Wood took out a bright (harry potter audiobooks) ball regarding the scale of a ball.

“This ball’s known as the Quaffle,” same Wood. “The Chasers throw the Quaffle to every alternative and take a look at and acquire it through one in all the hoops to attain a goal. 10 points on every occasion the Quaffle goes through one in all the hoops. Follow me?”

“The Chasers throw the Quaffle and (harry potter online free) it through the hoops to attain,” Harry recited. “So—that’s type of like basketball on broomsticks with six hoops, isn’t it?”

“What’s basketball?” same Wood curiously.

“Never mind,” same Harry quickly.

“Now, there’s another player on either side who’s known as the Keeper. I’m Keeper for Gryffindor. I even have to fly around our hoops and stop the opposite team from rating.”

“Three Chasers, one Keeper,” same Harry, World Health Organization determined to recollect it all. “And they play with the Quaffle. Okay, got that. thus what area unit they for?” He pointed at the 3 balls left within the box.

“I’ll show you currently,” same Wood. “Take this.”

He two-handed Harry atiny low club, somewhat sort of a short baseball equipment.

“I’m attending to show you what the Bludgers do,” Wood same. “These 2 area unit the Bludgers.”

He showed Harry 2 identical balls, ebony and slightly smaller than the (harry potter audiobooks) Quaffle. Harry noticed that they appea (harry potter audiobooks) to be straining to flee the straps holding them within the box.

“Stand back,” Wood warned Harry. He bent down and freed one in all the Bludgers.

At once, the black ball rose high within the air then pelted straight at Harry’s face. Harry swung at it with the bat to prevent it from breaking his nose, and sent it zigzagging away into the air—it zoomed around their heads then shot at Wood, World Health Organization dived on prime of it and managed to pin it to the bottom.

“See?” Wood panted, forcing the troubled Bludger into the crate and robust it down safely. “The Bludgers rocket around, attempting to knock players off their brooms. That’s why you have got 2 Beaters on every team—the Weasley twins area unit ours—it’s their job to guard their aspect from the Bludgers and take a look at and knock them toward the opposite team. So—think you’ve got all that?”

“Three Chasers attempt to score with the Quaffle; the Keeper guards the goal posts; the Beaters keep the Bludgers far from their team,” Harry reeled off.

“Very good,” same Wood.

“Er—have the Bludgers ever killed anyone?” Harry asked, hoping he plumbed offhand.

“Never at Hogwarts. We’ve had some of broken jaws however nothing worse than that. Now, the last member of the team is that the Seeker. That’s you. And you don’t need to worry regarding the Quaffle or the Bludgers—”

“—unless they crack my head open.”

“Don’t worry, the Weasleys area unit quite a match for the Bludgers—I mean, they’re sort of a combine of human Bludgers themselves.”

Wood reached into the crate and took out the fourth and last ball. Compa (harry potter and the philosopher’s stone stream) with the Quaffle and therefore the Bludgers, it absolutely was little, regarding the scale of an oversized walnut. it absolutely was bright gold and had very little undulation silver wings.

“This,” same Wood, “is the Golden Snitch, and it’s the foremost necessary ball of the heap. It’s terribly onerous to catch as a (harry potter and the philosopher’s stone stream) of it’s thus quick and troublesome to envision. It’s the Seeker’s job to catch it. You’ve need to weave in and out of the Chasers, Beaters, Bludgers, and Quaffle to (free audio books harry potter) it before the opposite team’s Seeker, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of whichever Seeker catches the Snitch wins his team an additional hund (harry potter audiobooks) and fifty points, so that they nearly forever win. That’s why Seekers get fouled such a lot. A game of Quidditch solely ends once the Snitch is caught, thus it will prolong for ages—I assume the record is 3 months, they’d to stay conveyance on substitutes therefore the players may get some sleep.

“Well, that’s it—any questions?”

Harry cask his head. He understood what he had to try and do alright, it absolutely was doing it that was attending to be the matter.

“We won’t observe with the Snitch nevertheless,” same Wood, fastidiously motility it back within the crate, “it’s too dark, we would break down. Let’s strive you out with a number of of those.”

He force a bag of standard golf balls out of his pocket and a number of minutes later, he and Harry were up within the air, Wood throwing the golf balls as onerous as he may in each direction for Harry to catch.

Harry didn’t miss one one, and Wood was delighted. when 0.5 Associate in Nursing hour, night had extremely fallen and that they couldn’t stick with it.

“That Quidditch cup’ll have our name on that this year,” same Wood mirthfully as they trudged make a copy to the castle. “I wouldn’t be stunned if you switch out higher than Charlie Weasley, and he may have vie for European (harry potter series) if he hadn’t gone off chasing dragons.”

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On Allhallows Eve morning they woke to the delicious smell of baking pumpkin wafting through the corridors. Even higher, academic Flitwick proclaimed in Charms that he thought they were able to begin creating objects fly, one thing they’d all been dying to do since they’d seen him build Neville’s frog zoom round the room. academic Flitwick (harry potter online free) the category into pairs to observe. Harry’s partner was Seamus Finnigan (which was a relief, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of Neville had been attempting to catch his eye). Ron, however, was to be operating with Hermione farmer. it absolutely was onerous to inform whether or not Ron or Hermione was angrier regarding this. She hadn’t spoken to either of them since the day Harry’s grip had arrived.

“Now, don’t forget that nice gliding joint movement we’ve been practicing!” squeaked academic Flitwick, perked on prime of his pile of books as was common. “Swish and flick, remember, swish and flick. And spoken communication the magic words properly is inc (harry potter audiobooks)ibly necessary, too—never forget Wizard Baruffio, World Health Organization same ‘s’ rather than ‘f’ and located himself on the ground with a buffalo on his chest.”

It was terribly troublesome. Harry and Seamus swished and flicked, however the feather they were speculated to be causing skyward simply lay on the desktop. Seamus got thus impatient that he prodded it together with his|along with his} wand and set hearth to it—Harry had to (harry potter online free) it out with his hat.

Ron, at successive table, wasn’t having way more luck.

“Wingardium Leviosa!” he loud, waving his long arms sort of a windmill.

“You’re spoken communication it wrong,” Harry detected Hermione snap. “It’s Wing-gar-dium Levi-o-sa, build the ‘gar’ nice and long.”

“You do it, then, if you’re thus clever,” Ron tangled.

Hermione rolled up the sleeves of her robe, flicked her wand, and said, “Wingardium Leviosa!”

Their feather rose off the table and hove (harry potter audiobooks) regarding four feet on top of their heads.

“Oh, well done!” cried academic Flitwick, clapping. “Everyone see here, Miss Granger’s done it!”

Ron was {in a|du (harry potter movies) a|in an exceedingly|in a terribly} very dangerous mood by the top of the category.

“It’s no surprise nobody will stand her,” he same to Harry as they pushed their means into the jam-pawncked passageway, “she’s a nightmare, honestly.”

Someone knocked into Harry as they rush past him. it absolutely was Hermione. Harry caught a glimpse of her face—and was surprised to envision that she was in tears.

“I assume she detected you.”

“So?” same Ron, however he looked somewhat uncomfortable. “She must’ve noticed she’s got no friends.”

Hermione didn’t ensue for successive category and wasn’t seen all afternoon. On their means all the way down to the good Hall for the Allhallows Eve feast, Harry and Ron overheard Annapurna Patil telling her friend Lavender that Hermione was crying within the girls’ rest room and wished to be left alone. Ron looked still additional awkward at this, however an instant later they’d ente (harry potter audiobooks) the good Hall, wherever the Allhallows Eve decorations (harry potter online free) Hermione out of their minds.

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He then (harry potter movies) to the ground in a very dead faint.

There was Associate in Nursing uproar. It took many purple firecrackers exploding from the top of academic Dumbledore’s wand to b (harry potter movies) silence.

“Prefects,” he rumbled, “lead your homes back to the dormitories immediately!”

Percy was in his component.

“Follow me! remain, 1st years! No ought to concern the troll if you follow my orders! keep shut behind American state, now. Make way, 1st years returning through! Excuse American state, I’m a prefect!”

“How may a troll get in?” Harry asked as they climbed the steps.

“Don’t question me, they’re speculated to be extremely stupid,” said Ron. “Maybe Peeves let it certain a Allhallows Eve joke.”

They passed completely different teams of individuals hurrying in several directions. As they jostled their means through a crowd of confused Hufflepuffs, Harry suddenly grabbed Ron’s arm.

“I’ve simply thought—Hermione.”

“What regarding her?”

“She doesn’t realize the troll.”

Ron bit his lip.

“Oh, all right,” he snapped. “But Percy’d higher not see USA.”

Ducking down, they joined the Hufflepuffs going the opposite means, slipped down a deserted aspect passageway, and rush off toward the girls’ rest room. they’d simply turned the corner after they detected fast footsteps behind them.

“Percy!” hissed Ron, pull Harry behind an oversized stone mythical creature.

Pee (harry potter movies) around it, however, they saw not Percy however Snape. He crossed the passageway and disappea (harry potter audiobooks) from read.

“What’s he doing?” Harry voiceless. “Why isn’t he down within the dungeons with the remainder of the teachers?”

“Search me.”

Quietly as potential, they crept on successive passageway when Snape’s weakening footsteps.

“He’s heading for the third floor,” Harry same, however Ron delayed his hand.

“Can you smell something?”

Harry sniffed and a foul olfactory sensation reached his nostrils, a mix of recent socks and therefore the reasonably privy nobody looks to wash.

And then they detected it—a low inarticulate , and therefore the shuffling footfalls of large feet. Ron pointed—at the top of a passage to the left, one thing Brobdingnagian was moving toward them. They shrank into the shadows and watched because it emerged into a patch of moonlight.

It was a horrifying sight. Twelve feet tall, its skin was a uninteresting, granite grey, its nice lumpy body sort of a boulder with its tiny bald head perked on prime sort of a coconut. It had short legs thick as tree trunks with flat, horny feet. The smell returning from it absolutely was unimaginable. it absolutely was holding a large picket club, that dragged on the ground as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of its arms were farewell.

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“Good idea,” same Ron nervously.

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Flushed with their finish, they began to run make a copy the passage, however as they reached the corner they detected one thing that created their hearts stop—a high, petrified scream—and it absolutely was returning from the chamber they’d simply bound up.

“Oh, no,” said Ron, pale because the Bloody Baron.

“It’s the girls’ bathroom!” Harry gasped.

“Hermione!” they same along.

It was the final thing they wished to try and do, however what alternative did they have? Wheeling around, they sprinted back to the door and turned the key, unskilled in their panic. Harry force the door open and that they ran within.

Hermione farmer was shrinking against the wall opposite, trying as if she was near to faint. The troll was advancing on her, knock the sinks off the walls because it went.

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“Oy, pea brain!” shouted Ron from the opposite aspect of the chamber, and he threw a metal pipe at it. The troll didn’t even appear to note the pipe hit its shoulder, however it detected the yell and paused once more, turning its ugly snout toward Ron instead, giving Harry time to skylark it.

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The club flew suddenly out of the troll’s hand, rose high, high into the air, turned slharry poter 1y over—and born, with a nauseating crack, onto its owner’s head. The troll swayed on the spot then fell flat on its face, with a thud that created the total space tremble.

Harry need to his feet. He was shaking and out of breath. Ron was standing there together with his wand still raised, watching what he had done.

It was Hermione World Health Organization spoke 1st.

“Is it—dead?”

“I don’t assume thus,” same Harry, “I assume it’s simply been knocked out.”

He bent down and force his wand out of the troll’s nose. it absolutely was lined in what seemed like lumpy grey glue.

“Urgh—troll boogers.”

He wiped it on the troll’s trousers.

A fulminant slamming and loud footsteps created the 3 of them research. They hadn’t accomplished what a racket they’d been creating, however after all, somebody downstairs should have detected the crashes and therefore the troll’s roars. an instant later, academic McGonagall had come back exploding into the area, closely followed by Snape, with Quirrell remarking the rear. Quirrell took one check up on the troll, let loose a faint whimper, and Sat quickly down on a bathroom, clutching his heart.

Snape bent over the troll. academic McGonagall was watching Ron and Harry. Harry had ne’er seen her look thus angry. Her lips were (harry potter audio book). Hopes of winning fifty points for Gryffindor light quickly from Harry’s mind.

“What on earth were you thinking of?” same academic McGonagall, with cold fury in her voice. Harry checked out Ron, World Health Organization was still standing together with his wand within the air. “You’re lucky you weren’t killed. Why aren’t you in your dormitory?”

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Ron born his wand. Hermione farmer, telling a downright delude a teacher?

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“Well—in that case…” same academic McGonagall, watching the 3 of them, “Miss farmer, you foolish woman, however may you think that of braving a mountain troll on your own?”

Hermione decorated her head. Harry was dumb. Hermione was the last person to try and do something against the foundations, and here she was, dissimulation she had, to (free audio books harry potter) them out of hassle. it absolutely was as if Snape had started handing out sweets.

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Hermione left.

Professor McGonagall turned to Harry and Ron.

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They rush out of the chamber and didn’t speak in the slightest (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) till they’d climbed 2 floors up. it absolutely was a relief to be far from the smell of the troll, quite excluding anything.

“We ought to have gotten quite 10 points,” Ron grumbled.

“Five, you mean, once she’s commenced Hermione’s.”

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“What’s that you’ve got there, Potter?”

It was Quidditch Through the Ages. Harry showed him.

“Library books don’t seem to be to be taken outside the college,” same Snape. “Give it to American state. 5 points from Gryffindor.”

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“Dunno, however I hope it’s extremely symptom him,” same Ron bitterly.

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“Better you than American state,” they same along, however Harry had a concept that Snape wouldn’t refuse if there have been alternative academics listening.

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“I simply puzzled if I may have my book back.”


Harry left, before Snape may take to any extent further points from Gryffindor. He sprinted back upstairs.

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Hermione’s eyes were wide.

“No—he wouldn’t,” she said. “I apprehend he’s not terribly nice, however he wouldn’t attempt to steal one thing Dumbledore was keeping safe.”

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The next morning dawned terribly bright and cold. the good Hall was packed with the delicious smell of deep-fried sausages and therefore the cheerful chatter of everybody trying forward to an honest Quidditch match.

“You’ve need to eat some breakfast.”

“I don’t need something.”

“Just somewhat of toast,” wheedled Hermione.

“I’m not hungry.”

Harry felt terrible. In Associate in Nursing hour’s time he’d be walking onto the sphere.

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“Thanks, Seamus,” same Harry, observance Seamus pile cetchup on his sausages.

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Ron and Hermione joined Neville, Seamus, and Dean the West Ham fan up within the prime row. As a surprise for Harry, they’d painted an oversized banner on one in all the sheets Scabbers had ruined. It same Potter for President, and Dean, World Health Organization was sensible at drawing, had done an oversized Gryffindor lion beneath. Then Hermione had performed a tough very little charm in order that the paint flashed completely different colours.

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“Okay, men,” he said.

“And women,” same Chaser Angelina Johnson.

“And women,” Wood united. “This is it.”

“The massive one,” same F (harry potter audiobooks) Weasley.

“The one we’ve all been anticipating,” same patron saint.

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“Shut up, you two,” same Wood. “This is that the best team Gryffindor’s had in years. We’re attending to win. I know it.”

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“Right. It’s time. Good luck, all of you.”

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Madam alcoholic beverage was umpirage. She stood within the middle of the sphere anticipating the 2 groups, her broom in her hand.

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Madam alcohol gave a loud blast on her silver whistle.

Fifteen brooms rose up, high, high into the air. They were off.

“And the Quaffle is taken right away by Angelina Johnson of Gryffindor—what a wonderful Chaser that lady is, and rather engaging, too—”


“Sorry, Professor.”

The Weasley twins’ friend, Lee Jordan, was doing the comment for the match, closely watched by academic McGonagall.

“And she’s extremely fabric on up there, a neat pass to Alicia Spinnet, an honest notice of Joseph Oliver Wood’s, last year solely a reserve—back to Johnson and—no, the Slytherins have taken the Quaffle, Slytherin Captain Marcus Flint gains the Quaffle associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook)d off he goes—Flint flying like an eagle up there—he’s progressing to sc—no, stopped by a wonderful move by Gryffindor Keeper Wood and therefore the Gryffindors take the Quaffle—that’s Chaser (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) Katie Bell of Gryffindor there, nice dive around Flint, off up the sphere and—OUCH—that should have hurt, hit within the back of the top by a Bludger—Quaffle taken by the Slytherins—that’s Adrian Pucey rushing off toward the goal posts, however he’s blocked by a second Bludger—sent his manner by F (harry potter audiobooks) or patron saint Weasley, can’t tell which—nice play by the Gryffindor Beater, anyway, and Johnson back in possession of the Quaffle, a transparent field ahead and off she goes—she’s extremely flying—dodges a rushing Bludger—the goal posts square measure ahead—come on, now, Angelina—Keeper Bletchley dives—misses—GRYFFINDORS SCORE!”

Gryffindor cheers crammed the cold air, with hharry poter 1s and moans from the Slytherins.

“Budge up there, move along.”


Ron and Hermione squeezed along to grant Hagrid enough house to affix them.

“Bin watchin’ from Maine hut,” aforesaid Hagrid, patting an oversized combine of binoculars around his neck, “But it isn’t identical as bein’ within the crowd. No sign of the Snitch nevertheless, eh?”

“Nope,” said Ron. “Harry hasn’t had abundant to try to to nevertheless.”

“Kept outta bother, though, that’s somethin’,” aforesaid Hagrid, raising his binoculars and pee (harry potter movies) skyward at the speck that was Harry.

Way up on top of them, Harry was flight over the sport, closed regarding for a few sign of the Snitch. This was a part of his and Wood’s game set up.

“Keep out of the manner till you catch sight of the Snitch,” Wood had aforesaid. “We don’t need you attacked before you’ve got to be.”

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“All right there, Harry?” he had time to yell, as he beat the Bludger furiously toward Marcus Flint.

“Slytherin in possession,” Lee Jordan was speech, “Chaser Pucey ducks 2 Bludgers, 2 Weasleys, and Chaser Bell, and speeds toward the—wait a moment—was that the Snitch?”

A murmur ran through the group as Adrian Pucey born the Quaffle, too busy wanting over his shoulder at the flash of gold that had passed his left ear.

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WHAM! A roar of rage echoed from the Gryffindors below—Marcus Flint had blocked Harry advisedly, and Harry’s broom spun astray, Harry holding on for pricey life.

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“What square measure you talking regarding, Dean?” aforesaid Daffo.

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“But this isn’t football, Dean,” Daffo reminded him.

Hagrid, however, was on Dean’s aspect.

“They oughta modification the foundations. Flint coulda knocked Harry outta the air.”

Lee Jordan was finding it troublesome to not take sides.

“So—after that obvious and wicked little bit of cheating—”

“Jordan!” grharry poter 1ed academic McGonagall.

“I mean, afterward open and offensive foul—”

“Jordan, I’m warning you—”

“All right, all right. Flint nearly kills the Gryffindor Seeker, that may happen to anyone, I’m sure, therefore a penalty to Gryffindor, taken by Spinnet, UN agency puts it away, no trouble, and that we continue play, Gryffindor still in possession.”

It was as Harry dodged another Bludger, that went spinning perilously past his head, that it happened. His broom gave a explosive, scary lurch. For a flash, he thought he was progressing to fall. He gripped the broom tightly with each his hands and knees. He’d ne’er felt something like that.

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Lee was still commentating.

“Slytherin in possession—Flint with the Quaffle—passes Spinnet—passes Bell—hit arduous within the face by a Bludger, hope it poor his nose—only jesting, Professor—Slytherins score—A no…”

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“Did one thing happen to that once Flint blocked him?” Seamus unvoiced .

“Can’t have,” Hagrid aforesaid, his voice shaking. “Can’t nothing interfere with a broom handle except powerful Dark magic—no child may do this to a Nimbus 2 Thousand.”

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“I knew it,” Hermione gasped, “Snape—look.”

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“He’s doing something—jinxing the broom,” aforesaid Hermione.

“What ought to we tend to do?”

“Leave it to Maine.”

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It was enough. Up within the air, Harry was suddenly ready to clamber back on to his broom.

“Neville, you’ll be able to look!” Daffo aforesaid. Neville had been sob into Hagrid’s jacket for the last 5 minutes.

Harry was rushing toward the bottom once the group saw him clap his hand to his mouth like he was close to be sick—he hit the sphere on all fours—coughed—and one thing gold fell into his hand.

“I’ve got the Snitch!” he loud, waving it on top of his head, and therefore the game led to complete confusion.

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“Rubbish,” aforesaid Hagrid, UN agency hadn’t detected a word of what had gone on next to him within the stands. “Why would Snape do somethin’ like that?”

Harry, Ron, and Hermione checked out each other, questioning what to inform him. Harry selected the reality.

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“Now, don’t inquire from me any longer,” aforesaid Hagrid gruffly. “That’s prime secret, that is.”

“But Snape’s making an attempt to steal it.”

“Rubbish,” aforesaid Hagrid once more. “Snape’s a Hogwarts teacher, he’d do nothin’ of the type.”

“So why did he simply try and kill Harry?” cried Hermione.

The afternoon’s events definitely appea (harry potter audiobooks) to have modified her mind regarding Snape.

“I understand a jinx after I see one, Hagrid, I’ve browse all regarding them! You’ve have to be compelled to keep eye contact, and Snape wasn’t blinking in the least, I saw him!”

“I’m tellin’ yeh, yer wrong!” aforesaid Hagrid heatedly. “I don’ understand why Harry’s broom acted like that, however Snape wouldn’ attempt an’ kill a student! currently, hear Maine, all 3 of yeh—yer meddlin’ in things that don’ concern yeh. It’s dangerous. You forget that dog, an’ you forget what it’s guardin’, that’s between academic Dumbledore an’ Nicolas Flamel—”

“Aha!” aforesaid Harry, “so there’s somebody refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as Nicolas Flamel concerned, is there?”

Hagrid looked furious with himself.

Christmas was returning. One morning in middle Gregorian calendar month, Hogwarts woke to search out itself coated in many feet of snow. The lake froze solid and therefore the Weasley twins were corrected for captivating many snowballs in order that they followed Quirrell around, bouncing off the rear of his turban. The few harry poter 1s that managed to battle their manner through the stormy sky to deliver mail had to be breast-fed back to health by Hagrid before they may fly off once more.

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He was wanting over at Harry as he spoke. Crabbe and Goyle chuckled. Harry, UN agency was activity out small-grained spine of scorpaenid fish, neglected them. Malfoy had been even a lot of unpleasant than usual since the Quidditch match. sick of that the Slytherins had lost, he had (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to (free audio books harry potter) everybody riant at however a good mouthed tree frog would be exchange Harry as Seeker next. Then he’d complete that no-one found this funny, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of they were all therefore affected at the manner Harry had managed to remain on his bucking broom handle. So Malfoy, jealous and angry, had gone back to taunting Harry regarding having no correct family.

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“Hi, Hagrid, need any help?” Daffo asked, protruding his head through the branches.

“Nah, I’m fine, thanks, Ron.”

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Ron forsaking of the front of Malfoy’s robes.

“He was aggravated, academic Snape,” aforesaid Hagrid, protruding his large furry face out from behind the tree. “Malfoy was insultin’ his family.”

“Be that because it could, fighting is against Hogwarts rules, Hagrid,” aforesaid Snape silkily. “Five points from Gryffindor, Weasley, and be grateful it isn’t a lot of. Move along, all of you.”

Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle pushed roughly past the tree, scatte (harry potter movies) needles all over and smirking.

“I’ll get him,” said Ron, grinding his teeth at Malfoy’s back, “one of those days, I’ll get him—”

“I hate them each,” aforesaid Harry, “Malfoy and Snape.”

“Come on, cheer up, it’s nearly Christmas,” aforesaid Hagrid. “Tell yeh what, accompany Maine an’ see the nice Hall, appearance a treat.”

So the 3 of them followed Hagrid and his tree off to the nice Hall, wherever academic McGonagall and academic Flitwick were busy with the Christmas decorations.

“Ah, Hagrid, the last tree—put it within the so much corner, would you?”

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“How several days you bought left till yer holidays?” Hagrid asked.

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“The library?” aforesaid Hagrid, following them out of the hall. “Just before the holidays? Bit keen, aren’t yeh?”

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“You what?” Hagrid looked dismayed. “Listen here—I’ve (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) yeh—drop it. It’s nothin’ to you what that dog’s guardin’.”

“We simply need to grasp UN agency Nicolas Flamel is, that’s all,” aforesaid Hermione.

“Unless you’d prefer to tell U.S.A. and save U.S.A. the trouble?” Harry accessorial. “We must’ve been through many books already and that we can’t notice him anywhere—just provide U.S.A. a hint—I understand I’ve browse his name somewhere.”

“I’m sayin’ nothin’,” aforesaid Hagrid categorically.

“Just ought to ascertain for ourselves, then,” said Ron, and that they left Hagrid wanting dissatisfied and quick off to the library.

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“What square measure you probing for, boy?”

“Nothing,” aforesaid Harry.

Madam Pince the bibliothec brandished a feather duster at him.

“You’d higher get out, then. Go on—out!”

Wishing he’d been a trifle faster at thinking up some story, Harry left the library. He, Ron, and Hermione had already in agreement they’d higher not raise Madam Pince wherever they may notice Flamel. They were certain she’d be ready to tell them, however they couldn’t risk Snape hea (harry potter movies) what they were up to.

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Five minutes later, Daffo and Hermione joined him, shaking their heads. They went off to lunch.

“You can keep wanting whereas I’m away, won’t you?” aforesaid Hermione. “And send Maine associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) raptor if you discover something.”

“And you may raise your oldsters if they understand UN agency Flamel is,” said Ron. “It’d be safe to raise them.”

“Very safe, as they’re each dentists,” aforesaid Hermione.

Once the vacations had started, Daffo and Harry were having too sensible a time to assume abundant regarding Flamel. that they had the dormitory to themselves and therefore the parlor was so much emptier than usual, in order that they were ready to get the nice armchairs by the hearth. They Saturday by the hour feeding something they may spear on a preparation fork—bread, English muffins, marshmallows—and plotting ways that of obtaining Malfoy expelled, that were fun to speak regarding although they wouldn’t work.

Ron additionally started teaching Harry wizard chess. This was precisely like Muggle chess except that the figures were alive, that created it lots like guiding troops in battle. Ron’s set was terribly previous and batte (harry potter audiobooks). Like everything else he closely-held, it had once belonged to some other person in his family—in this case, his grandad. However, previous chessmen weren’t a downside in the least. Daffo knew them therefore well he ne’er had bother obtaining them to try to to what he wished.

Harry contend with chessmen Seamus Finnigan had Lententide him, and that they didn’t trust him in the least. He wasn’t a really sensible player nevertheless and that they unbroken shouting completely different bits of recommendation at him, that was confusing. “Don’t send Maine there, can’t you see his knight? Send him, we are able to afford to lose him.”

On holiday, Harry visited bed wanting forward to following day for the food and therefore the fun, however not expecting any presents in the least. once he woke early within the morning, however, the primary issue he saw was atiny low pile of packages at the foot of his bed.

“Merry Christmas,” aforesaid Daffo sleepily as Harry disorganized out of bed and force on his robe.

“You, too,” aforesaid Harry. “Will you explore this? I’ve got some presents!”

“What did you expect, turnips?” aforesaid Daffo, turning to his own pile, that was lots larger than Harry’s.

Harry picked up the highest parcel. it absolutely was wrapped in thick brown paper and written across it absolutely was To Harry, from Hagrid. within was a roughly cut wood flute. Hagrid had clearly whittled it himself. Harry blew it—it plumbed a trifle like associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) raptor.

A second, terribly little parcel contained a note.

We received your message and enclose your Christmas gift. From Uncle Vernon and kinswoman flower.

Taped to the note was a fifty pence piece.

“That’s friendly,” aforesaid Harry.

Ron was fascinated by the fifty pence.

“Weird!” he aforesaid, “What a shape! this is often money?”

“You will keep it,” aforesaid Harry, riant at however happy Daffo was. “Hagrid and my kinswoman and uncle—so UN agency sent these?”

“I assume i do know UN agency that one’s from,” said Ron, turning a trifle pink and inform to a really lumpy parcel. “My mom. I (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) her you didn’t expect any presents and—oh, no,” he groaned, “she’s created you a Weasley sweater.”

Harry had torn open the parcel to search out a thick, hand unwoven sweater in emerald inexperienced and an oversized box of home-brewed fudge.

“Every year she makes U.S.A. a sweater,” said Ron, unwrapping his own, “and mine’s continuously maroon.”

“That’s very nice of her,” aforesaid Harry, making an attempt the fudge, that was terribly tasty.

His next gift additionally contained candy—a giant box of Chocolate Frogs from Hermione.

This solely left one parcel. Harry picked it up and felt it. it absolutely was flare. He unwrapped it.

Something fluid and silvery grey went slippy to the ground wherever it lay in gleaming folds. Ron gasped.

“I’ve detected of these,” he aforesaid in a very soft voice, dropping the box of each Flavor Beans he’d gotten from Hermione. “If that’s what i feel it is—they’re extremely rare, and extremely valuable.”

“What is it?”

Harry picked the shining, silvery artefact off the ground. it absolutely was strange to the bit, like water woven into material.

“It’s associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) invisibleness Cloak,” said Ron, a glance of awe on his face. “I’m certain it is—try it on.”

Harry threw the cloak around his shoulders and Daffo gave a yell.

“It is! Look down!”

Harry looked down at his feet, however they were gone. He broken to the mirror. certainly, his reflection looked back at him, simply his head suspended in point, his body utterly invisible. He force the cloak over his head and his reflection nonexistent utterly.

“There’s a note!” aforesaid Daffo suddenly. “A note fell out of it!”

Harry accomplished the cloak and taken the letter. Written in slender, haywire writing he had ne’er seen before were the subsequent words:

Your father left this in my possession before he died.

It is time it absolutely was (harry potter audio books free) back to you.

Use it well.

A Very Merry Christmas to you.

There was no signature. Harry sta (harry potter audiobooks) at the note. Daffo was loving the cloak.

“I’d provide something for one in every of these,” he said. “Anything. What’s the matter?”

“Nothing,” aforesaid Harry. He felt terribly strange. UN agency had sent the cloak? Had it extremely once belonged to his father?

Before he may say or assume anything, the dormitory door was flung open and F (harry potter audiobooks) and patron saint Weasley finite in. Harry stuffed the cloak quickly out of sight. He didn’t desire sha (harry potter movies) it with anyone else nevertheless.

“Merry Christmas!”

“Hey, look—Harry’s got a Weasley sweater, too!”

F (harry potter audiobooks) and patron saint were sporting blue sweaters, one with an oversized yellow F thereon, the opposite a G.

“Harry’s is healthier than ours, though,” aforesaid F (harry potter audiobooks), holding up Harry’s sweater. “She clearly makes a lot of of an attempt if you’re not family.”

“Why aren’t you sporting yours, Ron?” patron saint demanded. “Come on, get it on, they’re beautiful and heat.”

“I hate maroon,” Daffo moaned halfheartedly as he force it over his head.

“You haven’t got a letter on yours,” patron saint determined. “I suppose she thinks you don’t forget your name. however we’re not stupid—we understand we’re refer (harry potter audiobooks) to as G (harry potter audiobooks) and Forge.”

“What’s all this noise.”

Percy Weasley stuck his head through the door, wanting unfavourable. He had clearly gotten halfway through unwrapping his presents as he, too, carried a lumpy sweater over his arm, that F (harry potter audiobooks) taken.

“P for prefect! get wise on, Percy, come on, we’re all sporting ours, even Harry got one.”

“I—don’t—want,” aforesaid Percy thickly, because the twins forced the sweater over his head, knock his glasses askew.

“And you’re not sitting with the prefects nowadays, either,” aforesaid patron saint. “Christmas may be a time for family.”

They frog-marched Percy from the area, his arms stapled to his aspect by his sweater.

Harry had ne’er altogether his life had such a Christmas dinner. 100 fat, roast turkeys; mountains of roast and cooked potatoes; platters of chipolatas; tureens of butte (harry potter audiobooks) peas, silver boats of thick, wealthy gravy and cranberry sauce—and stacks of wizard kookie each few feet on the table. These fantastic party favors were nothing just like the feeble Muggle ones the Dursleys typically bought, with their very little plastic toys and their flimsy paper hats within. Harry force a wizard cracker with F (harry potter audiobooks) and it didn’t simply bang, it went off with a blast sort of a cannon and engulfed all in a very cloud of blue smoke, whereas from the within exploded a rear admiral’s hat and a number of other live, (harry potter audio book) mice. Up at the dining table, Dumbledore had swapped his pointed wizard’s hat for a patterned bonnet, and was chuckling with happiness at a joke academic Flitwick had simply browse him.

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After a meal of turkey sandwiches, crumpets, trifle, and yuletide cake, everybody felt too full and sleepy-eyed to try to to abundant before bed except sit and watch Percy chase F (harry potter audiobooks) and patron saint everywhere Gryffindor tower as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of they’d taken his administrator badge.

It had been Harry’s best Dec 25 ever. nevertheless one thing had been shrewish at the rear of his mind all day. Not till he climbed into bed was he unengaged to suppose it: the invisibleness Cloak and whoever had sent it.

Ron, packed with turkey and cake and with nothing mysterious to trouble him, fell asleep virtually as presently as he’d drawn the curtains of his four poster. Harry leaned over the aspect of his own bed and force the cloak out from thereunder.

His father’s… this had been his father’s. He let the fabric flow over his hands, electric sander than silk, light-weight as air. Use it well, the note had aforesaid.

He had to do it, now. He slipped out of bed and wrapped the cloak around himself. wanting down at his legs, he saw solely moonlight and shadows. it absolutely was a really funny feeling.

Use it well.

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Ron grunted in his sleep. ought to Harry wake him? one thing command him back—his father’s cloak—he felt that this time—the 1st time—he wished to use it alone.

He crept out of the dormitory, down the steps, across the parlor, and climbed through the portrait hole.

“Who’s there?” squawked the Fat girl. Harry aforesaid nothing. He walked quickly down the passageway.

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The Restricted Section was right at the rear of the library. Stepping fastidiously over the rope that separated these books from the remainder of the library, he delayed his lamp to browse the titles.

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A piercing, nightmarish shriek split the silence—the book was screaming! Harry snapped it shut, however the shriek went on and on, one high, unbroken, thunderous note. He stumbled backward and knocked over his lamp, that went out directly. Panicking, he detected footsteps returning down the passageway outside—stuffing the shrieking book back on the shelf, he ran for it. He passed sneak within the doorway; Filch’s pale, wild eyes looked straight through him, and Harry slipped underneath Filch’s extended arm and patterned off up the passageway, the book’s shrieks still (harry potter movies)ing in his ears.

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He had to clap his hands to his mouth to prevent himself from screaming. He whirled around. His heart was pounding much more furiously than once the book had screamed—for he had seen not solely himself within the mirror, however an entire crowd of individuals standing right behind him. however the area was empty. respiratory in no time, he turned slharry poter 1y back to the mirror.

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He looked within the mirror once more. a lady standing right behind his reflection was smiling at him and waving. He reached out a hand and felt the air behind him. If she was extremely there, he’d bit her, their reflections were therefore close, however he felt solely air—she and therefore the others existed solely within the mirror.

She was a really pretty lady. She had (harry potter audiobooks)ness hair and her eyes—her eyes square measure a bit like mine, Harry thought, border slightly nearer to the glass. Bright green—exactly identical form, on the other hand he detected that she was crying; smiling, however crying at identical time. The tall, thin, black hai (harry potter audiobooks) man standing next to her (harry potter online free) his arm round her. He wore glasses, and his hair was terribly untidy. It stuck up at the rear, even as Harry’s did.

Harry was therefore near the mirror currently that his nose was nearly touching that of his reflection.

“Mom?” he unvoiced . “Dad?”

They just checked out him, smiling. And slharry poter 1y, Harry looked into the faces of the opposite individuals within the mirror, and saw different pairs of inexperienced eyes like his, different noses like his, even slightly previous man UN agency looked like he had Harry’s knobby knees—Harry was gazing his family, for the primary time in his life.

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How long he stood there, he didn’t understand. The reflections failed to fade and he looked and looked till an overseas noise brought him back to his senses. He couldn’t keep here, he had to search out his manner back to bed. He moulding his eyes faraway from his mother’s face, whispe (harry potter audiobooks), “I’ll return,” and quick from the area.

“You may have woken Maine up,” said Ron, crossly.

“You will come back tonight, I’m going back, i need to point out you the mirror.”

“I’d prefer to see your mater and pop,” Ron aforementioned thirstily.

“And i need to visualize all of your family, all the Weasleys, you’ll be able to show Maine your alternative brothers and everybody.”

“You will see them unspecified time,” said Ron. “Just come around my house this summer. Anyway, perhaps it solely shows dead individuals. Shame concerning not finding Flamel, though. Have some bacon or one thing, why aren’t you ingestion anything?”

Harry couldn’t eat. He had seen his oldsters and would be seeing them once more tonight. He had nearly forgotten concerning Flamel. It didn’t appear important any longer. World Health Organization ca (harry potter audiobooks) what the 3 headed dog was guarding? What did it matter if Snape scarf it, really?

“Are you all right?” aforementioned Ron. “You look odd.”

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“I’m chilling,” said Ron. “Let’s forget it and return.”

“No!” Harry hissed. i do know it’s here somewhere.”

They passed the ghost of a tall witch sailing within the wrong way, however saw nobody else. even as Ron started unarticulate that his feet were dead with cold, Harry noticed the suit of armor.

“It’s here—just here—yes!”

They pushed the door open. Harry born the cloak from around his shoulders and ran to the mirror.

There they were. His mother and father beamed at the sight of him.

“See?” Harry unvoiced .

“I can’t see something.”

“Look! verify them all… there ar a lot of them…”

“I will solely see you.”

“Look in it properly, go on, stand wherever i’m.”

Harry stepped aside, however with Ron before of the mirror, he couldn’t see his family any longer, simply Ron in his textile pajamas.

Ron, though, was sta (harry potter movies) spellbound at his image.

“Look at me!” he aforementioned.

“Can you see all of your family standing around you?”

“No—I’m alone—but I’m different—I look older—and I’m head boy!”


“I am—I’m sporting the badge like Bill used to—and I’m holding the house cup and therefore the Quidditch cup—I’m Quidditch captain, too.”

Ron molding his eyes off from this splendid sight to seem with excitement at Harry.

“Do you’re thinking that this mirror shows the future?”

“How will it? All my family {are|ar|area unit|square Maineasure} dead—let me have another look—”

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“You’re solely holding the Quidditch cup, what’s attention-grabbing concerning that? i need to visualize my oldsters.”

“Don’t push me—”

A sharp noise outside within the passageway (harry potter online free) associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) finish to their discussion. They hadn’t complete however loudly they’d been talking.


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“This isn’t safe—she might need gone for hook, I bet she detected (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) North American nation. Come on.”

And Ron force Harry out of the area.

The snow still hadn’t liquefied consequent morning.

“Want to play chess, Harry?” aforementioned Ron.


“Why don’t we have a tendency to go down and visit Hagrid?”

“No… you go…”

“I understand what you’re brooding about, Harry, that mirror. Don’t return tonight.”

“Why not?”

“I dunno, I’ve simply got a foul feeling concerning it—and anyway, you’ve had too several shut shaves already. Filch, Snape, and Mrs. author ar wande (harry potter movies) around. thus what if they can’t see you? What if they walk into you? What if you knock one thing over?”

“You sound like Hermione.”

“I’m serious, Harry, don’t go.”

But Harry solely had one thought in his head, that was to induce back before of the mirror, and Ron wasn’t reaching to stop him.

That third night he found his far more quickly than before. He was walking thus quick he knew he was creating additional noise than was wise, however he didn’t meet anyone.

And there have been his mother and father smiling at him once more, and one amongst his grandfathers cernuous merrily. Harry (harry potter movies) all the way down to sit on the ground before of the mirror. There was nothing to prevent him from staying here all night together with his family. Nothing in any respect.


“So—back once more, Harry?”

Harry felt like his insides had turned to ice. He looked behind him. Sitting on one amongst the desks by the wall was none aside from Albus Dumbledore. Harry should have walked straight past him, thus needing to get to the mirror he hadn’t detected him.

“—I didn’t see you, sir.”

“Strange however myopic being invisible will cause you to,” aforementioned Dumbledore, and Harry was alleviated to visualize that he was smiling.

“So,” aforementioned Dumbledore, slippery off the table to take a seat on the ground with Harry, “you, like tons of before you, have discove (harry potter audiobooks) the delights of the Mirror of Erised.”

“I didn’t understand it was known as that, sir.”

“But I expect you’ve complete by currently what it does?”

“It—well—it proved my family—”

“And it showed your friend Ron himself as head boy.”

“How did you know—?”

“I don’t would like a cloak to become invisible,” aforementioned Dumbledore gently. “Now, are you able to assume what the Mirror of Erised shows North American nation all?”

Harry cask his head.

“Let Maine make a case for. The happiest man on earth would be able to use the Mirror of Erised sort of a traditional mirror, that is, he would consider it and see himself specifically as he’s. will that help?”

Harry thought. Then he aforementioned slharry poter 1y, “It shows North American nation what we have a tendency to want… no matter we have a tendency to want…”

“Yes and no,” aforementioned Dumbledore quietly. “It shows North American nation nothing additional or but the deepest, most desperate want of our hearts. You, World Health Organization have not familiar your family, see them standing around you. Ronald Weasley, World Health Organization has perpetually been overshadowed by his brothers, sees himself standing alone, the most effective of all of them. However, this mirror can provide North American nation neither information or truth. Men have wasted away before it, charmed by what they need seen, or been driven mad, not knowing if what it shows is real or perhaps potential.

“The Mirror are enraptu (harry potter audiobooks) to a re (harry potter online free)ment home tomorrow, Harry, and that i raise you to not go searching for it once more. If you ever do encounter it, you’ll currently be ready. It doesn’t do to waffle dreams and forget to measure, keep in mind that. Now, why don’t you set that admirable cloak back on and acquire off to bed?”

Harry stood up.

“Sir—Professor Dumbledore? am i able to raise you something?”

“Obviously, you’ve simply done thus,” Dumbledore smiled. “You might request from me an additional issue, however.”

“What does one see after you look within the mirror?”

“I? I see myself holding a combine of thick, woolen socks.”

Harry sta (harry potter audiobooks).

“One will ne’er have enough socks,” aforementioned Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come back and gone and that i didn’t get one combine. individuals can impose giving Maine books.”

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Hermione, World Health Organization (harry potter audio books free) back the day before term started, took a distinct read of things. She was torn between horror at the thought of Harry being out of bed, roaming the varsity 3 nights in an exceedingly row (“If hook had caught you!”), and disappointment that he hadn’t a minimum of pointed out World Health Organization Nicolas Flamel was.

They had nearly given up hope of ever finding Flamel in an exceedingly library book, even supposing Harry was still certain he’d scan the name somewhere. Once term had started, they were back to skimming through books for 10 minutes throughout their breaks. Harry had even less time than the opposite 2, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of Quidditch follow had started once more.

Wood was operating the team tougher than ever. Even the endless rain that had re (harry potter online free)d the snow couldn’t dampen his spirits. The Weasleys complained that Wood was turning into a fanatic, however Harry was on Wood’s facet. If they won their next match, against Hufflepuff, they might overtake Slytherin within the house championship for the primary time in seven years. Quite except for needing to win, Harry found that he had fewer nightmares once he was ti (harry potter audiobooks) out when coaching.

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George Weasley very did fall off his broom at these words.

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The rest of the team landed next to George to complain, too.

“It’s not my fault,” aforementioned Wood. “We’ve simply have to be compelled to check that we have a tendency to play a clean game, thus Snape hasn’t got associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) excuse to choose on North American nation.”

Which was all all right, thought Harry, however he had another excuse for not wanting Snape close to him whereas he was taking part in Quidditch…

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“Don’t check with Maine for an instant,” aforementioned Ron once Harry weekday down next to him, “I ought to concen—” He caught sight of Harry’s face. “What’s the matter with you? You look terrible.”

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“I can’t,” aforementioned Harry. “There isn’t a reserve Seeker. If I back out, Gryffindor can’t play in any respect.”

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Everyone fell over happy except Hermione, World Health Organization leapt up and performed the countercurse. Neville’s legs sprang apart and he have to be compelled to his feet, trembling. “What happened?” Hermione asked him, leading him over to take a seat with Harry and Ron.

“Malfoy,” aforementioned Neville shakily. “I met him outside the library. He aforementioned he’d been longing for somebody to follow that on.”

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Neville cask his head.

“I don’t wish additional hassle,” he mumbled.

“You’ve have to be compelled to arise to him, Neville!” aforementioned Ron. “He’s accustomed walking everywhere individuals, however that’s no reason to lie before of him and build it easier.”

“There’s no ought to tell Maine I’m not brave enough to be in Gryffindor, Malfoy’s already done that,” Neville clogged out.

Harry felt within the pocket of his robes and force out a Chocolate Frog, the concluding one from the box Hermione had given him for Christmas. He gave it to Neville, World Health Organization looked like he would possibly cry.

“You’re price twelve of Malfoy,” Harry aforementioned. “The Sorting Hat selected you for Gryffindor, didn’t it? And where’s Malfoy? In stinking Slytherin.”

Neville’s lips twitched in an exceedingly weak smile as he unwrapped the frog.

“Thanks, Harry… i feel I’ll visit bed… D’you wish the cardboard, you collect them, don’t you?”

As Neville walked away, Harry checked out the famed Wizard card.

“Dumbledore once more,” he said, “He was the primary one I ever—”

He gasped. He sta (harry potter audiobooks) at the rear of the cardboard. Then he researched at Ron and Hermione.

“I’ve found him!” he unvoiced . “I’ve found Flamel! I (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) you I’d scan the name somewhere before, I scan it on the train coming back here—listen to this: ‘Dumbledore is especially famed for his defeat of the dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945, for the invention of the twelve uses of dragon’s blood, and his work on alchemy together with his partner, Nicolas Flamel’!”

Hermione jumped to her feet. She hadn’t looked thus excited since they’d gotten back the marks for his or her terribly initial piece of school assignment.

“Stay there!” she aforementioned, and he or she sprinted up the steps to the girls’ dormitories. Harry and Ron barely had time to exchange metagrobolized appearance before she was dashing back, a huge recent book in her arms.

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“Light?” aforementioned Ron, however Hermione (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) him to shut up till she’d looked one thing up, and began flicking frantically through the pages, mutte (harry potter movies) to herself.

At last she found what she was longing for.

“I knew it! I knew it!”

“Are we have a tendency to allowed to talk yet?” aforementioned Ron grouchily. Hermione unheeded him.

“Nicolas Flamel,” she unvoiced dramatically, “is the sole familiar maker of the Sorcerer’s Stone!”

This didn’t have quite the impact she’d expected.

“The what?” aforementioned Harry and Ron.

“Oh, honestly, don’t you 2 read? Look—read that, there.”

She pushed the book toward them, and Harry and Ron read:

The ancient study of alchemy worries with creating the Sorcerer’s Stone, a legendary substance with astonishing powers. The stone can rework any metal into pure gold. It additionally produces the Elixir of Life, which is able to build the drinker immortal.

There are several reports of the Sorcerer’s Stone over the centuries, however the sole Stone presently breathing belongs to Mr. Nicolas Flamel, the noted intellect and opera (harry potter audio books)r. Mr. Flamel, World Health Organization celebrated his 600 and sixty fifth birthday last year, enjoys a quiet life in Devon together with his married person, Perenelle (six hund (harry potter audiobooks) and fifty eight).

“See?” aforementioned Hermione, once Harry and Ron had finished. “The dog should be guarding Flamel’s Sorcerer’s Stone! I bet he asked Dumbledore to stay it safe for him, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of they’re friends and he knew somebody was when it, that’s why he wished the Stone abstracted of G (harry potter movies)otts!”

“A stone that creates gold and stops you from ever dying!” aforementioned Harry. “No marvel Snape’s when it! Anyone would wish it.”

“And no marvel we have a tendency to couldn’t realize Flamel therein Study of Recent Developments in genius,” said Ron. “He’s not specifically recent if he’s 600 and sixty 5, is he?”

The next morning in Defense Against the Dark Arts, whereas repeating down other ways of treating mythical monster bites, Harry and Ron were still discussing what they’d do with a Sorcerer’s Stone if they’d one. It wasn’t till Ron aforementioned he’d get his own Quidditch team that Harry remembe (harry potter audiobooks) concerning Snape and therefore the coming back match.

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“Just as long as we’re not wiping you off the sector,” aforementioned Hermione.

As the match thespian nearer, however, Harry be (harry potter audio books free) additional and additional nervous, no matter he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Ron and Hermione. the remainder of the team wasn’t too calm, either. the thought of passing Slytherin within the house championship was terrific, nobody had done it for seven years, however would they be allowed to, with such a biased referee?

Harry didn’t understand whether or not he was imagining it or not, however he gave the impression to keep running into Snape where he went. At times, he even questioned whether or not Snape was following him, attempting to catch him on his own. Potions lessons were turning into a form of weekly torture, Snape was thus frightful to Harry. may Snape presumably understand they’d pointed out concerning the Sorcerer’s Stone? Harry didn’t see however he may—yet he typically had the frightful feeling that Snape could scan minds.

Harry knew, after they wanted him sensible luck outside the locker rooms consequent afternoon, that Ron and Hermione were curious whether or not they’d ever see him alive once more. This wasn’t what you’d decision comforting. Harry hardly detected a word of Wood’s incitement as he force on his Quidditch robes and picked up his Nimbus 2 Thousand.

Ron and Hermione, meanwhile, had found an area within the stands next to Neville, World Health Organization couldn’t perceive why they looked thus grim and distressed, or why they’d each brought their wands to the match. very little did Harry understand that Ron and Hermione had been on the Q.T. active the Leg Locker Curse. They’d gotten the thought from Malfoy mistreatment it on Neville, and were able to use it on Snape if he showed any sign of needing to hurt Harry.

“Now, don’t forget, it’s move Mortis,” Hermione mutte (harry potter audiobooks) as Ron slipped his wand up his sleeve.

“I know,” Ron snapped. “Don’t nag.”

Back within the room, Wood had taken Harry aside.

“Don’t wish to pressure you, Potter, however if we have a tendency to ever would like associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) early capture of the Snitch it’s currently. end the sport before Snape will favor Hufflepuff an excessive amount of.”

“The whole school’s out there!” aforementioned F (harry potter audiobooks) Weasley, pee (harry potter movies) out of the door. “Even—blimey—Dumbledore’s come back to watch!”

Harry’s heart did a somersault.

“Dumbledore?” he aforementioned, dashing to the door to create certain. F (harry potter audiobooks) was right. There was no interpretation that silver beard.

Harry may have laughed aloud with relief—He was safe. There was merely no means that Snape would dare to undertake to harm him if Dumbledore was observance.

Perhaps that was why Snape was wanting thus angry because the groups marched onto the sector, one thing that Ron detected, too.

“I’ve ne’er seen Snape look thus mean,” he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Hermione. “Look they’re off—Ouch!”

Someone had poked Ron within the back of the top. it had been Malfoy.

“Oh, sorry, Weasley, didn’t see you there.”

Malfoy grinned loosely at Crabbe and Goyle.

“Wonder however long Potter’s reaching to be his broom this time? Anyone need a bet? What concerning you, Weasley?”

Ron didn’t answer; Snape had simply awarded Hufflepuff a penalty as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of George Weasley had hit a Bludger at him. Hermione, World Health Organization had all her fingers crossed in her lap, was shut fixedly at Harry, World Health Organization was circling the sport sort of a hawk, longing for the Snitch.

“You savvy i feel they select individuals for the Gryffindor team?” aforementioned Malfoy loudly some minutes later, as Snape awarded Hufflepuff another penalty for no reason in any respect. “It’s individuals they feel compassionate. See, there’s Potter, who’s got no oldsters, then there’s the Weasleys, who’ve got no money—you ought to get on the team, Longbottom, you’ve got no brains.”

Neville went bright (harry potter audiobooks) however turned in his seat to face Malfoy.

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Malfoy, Crabbe, and Goyle hharry poter 1ed with laughter, but Ron, still not da (harry potter movies) to require his eyes from the sport, said, “You tell him, Neville.”

“Longbottom, if brains were gold you’d be poorer than Weasley, and that’s locution one thing.”

Ron’s nerves were already stretched to the limit with anxiety concerning Harry.

“I’m warning you, Malfoy—one additional word—”

“Ron!” aforementioned Hermione suddenly, “Harry—”

“What? Where?”
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Harry had suddenly gone into a spectacular dive, that thespian gasps and cheers from the group. Hermione stood up, her crossed fingers in her mouth, as Harry patterned toward the bottom sort of a bullet.

“You’re in luck, Weasley, Potter’s clearly noticed some cash on the ground!” aforementioned Malfoy.

Ron snapped. Before Malfoy knew what was happening, Ron was on prime of him, wrestling him to the bottom. Neville hesitated, then clambe (harry potter audiobooks) over the rear of his seat to assist.

“Come on, Harry!” Hermione screamed, leap onto her seat to look at as Harry sped straight at Snape—she didn’t even notice Malfoy and Ron rolling around beneath her seat, or the scuffles and yelps coming back from the whirl of fists that was Neville, Crabbe, and Goyle.

Up within the air, Snape turned on his broom handle simply in time to visualize one thing scarlet shoot past him, missing him by inches—the next second, Harry had force out of the dive, his arm raised in triumph, the Snitch clasped in his hand.

The stands erupted; it had to be a record, nobody may ever keep in mind the Snitch being caught thus quickly.

“Ron! Ron! wherever ar you? The game’s over! Harry’s won! We’ve won! Gryffindor is within the lead!” cry Hermione, terpsichore up and down on her seat and cuddling Parvati Patil within the row before.

Harry jumped off his broom, a foot from the bottom. He couldn’t believe it. He’d done it—the game was over; it had barely lasted 5 minutes. As Gryffindors (harry potter audio books free) spilling onto the sector, he saw Snape land close, (harry potter audio book) visaged and tight lipped—then Harry felt a hand on his shoulder and researched into Dumbledore’s smiling face.

“Well done,” aforementioned Dumbledore quietly, so solely Harry may hear. “Nice to visualize you haven’t been thinking about that mirror… been keeping busy… excellent…”

Snape spat bitterly on the bottom.

Harry left the room alone it slow later, to require his Nimbus 2 Thousand back to the broomshed. He couldn’t ever keep in mind feeling happier. He’d very done one thing to be pleased with now—no one may say he was simply a famed name any further. The evening air had ne’er smelled thus sweet. He walked over the damp grass, experience the last hour in his head, that was a cheerful blur: Gryffindors running to elevate him onto their shoulders; Ron and Hermione within the distance, jumping up and down, Ron chee (harry potter movies) through an important haemorrhage.
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Harry had reached the shed. He leaned against the wood door and researched at Hogwarts, with its windows glowing (harry potter audiobooks) within the setting sun. Gryffindor within the lead. He’d done it, he’d shown Snape…

And speaking of Snape…

A hooded figure (harry potter audio books free) fleetly down the front steps of the castle. Clearly not needing to be seen, it walked as quick as potential toward the impermissible forest. Harry’s success light from his mind as he watched. He recognized the figure’s prharry poter 1ing walk. Snape, concealed into the forest whereas everybody else was at dinner—what was going on?

Harry jumped back on his Nimbus 2 Thousand and took off. sailing taciturnly over the castle he saw Snape enter the forest at a run. He followed.

The trees were thus thick he couldn’t see wherever Snape had gone. He flew in a circle, lower and lower, brushing the highest branches of trees till he detected voices. He glided toward them and landed soundlessly in an exceedingly soa (harry potter movies) beech.

He climbed fastidiously on one amongst the branches, holding tight to his broom handle, attempting to visualize through the leaves.

Below, in an exceedingly shadowy clea (harry potter movies), stood Snape, however he wasn’t alone. Quirrell was there, too. Harry couldn’t discern the design on his face, however he was inarticulate worse than ever. Harry strained to catch what they were locution.

“…d-don’t understand why you wished t-t-to meet here of all p- (harry potter online free)s, Severus…”

“Oh, i assumed we’d keep this personal,” aforementioned Snape, his voice icy. “Students aren’t presupposed to fathom the Sorcerer’s Stone, after all.”

Harry leaned forward. Quirrell was mumbling one thing. Snape interrupted him.

“Have you pointed out the way to get past that beast of Hagrid’s yet?”

“B-b-but Severus, I—”

“You don’t wish Maine as your enemy, Quirrell,” aforementioned Snape, taking a step toward him.

“I—I don’t understand what you—”

“You understand dead well what I mean.”

An bird of night hooted loudly, and Harry nearly fell out of the tree. He steady himself in time to listen to Snape say, “—your bit of hocus pocus. I’m waiting.”

“B-but I d-d-don’t—”

“Very well,” Snape cut in. “We’ll have another very little chat presently, once you’ve had time to assume things over and set wherever your loyalties lie.”

He threw his cloak over his head and strode out of the clea (harry potter movies). it had been nearly dark currently, however Harry may see Quirrell, standing quite still like he was petrified.

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“Harry, wherever have you ever been?” Hermione squeaked.

“We won! You won! we have a tendency to won!” yelled Ron, thumping Harry on the rear. “And I gave Malfoy a black eye, and Neville (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to require on Crabbe and Goyle single handed! He’s still out cold however Madam Pomftey says he’ll be all right—talk concerning showing Slytherin! Everyone’s anticipating you within the living-room, we’re having a celebration, F (harry potter audiobooks) and George scarf some cakes and stuff from the kitchens.”

“Never mind that currently,” aforementioned Harry gaspingly. “Let’s realize associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) empty area, you wait ’til you hear this…”

He created certain Peeves wasn’t within before motility the door behind them, then he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) them what he’d seen and detected.

“So we have a tendency to were right, it’s the Sorcerer’s Stone, and Snape’s attempting to force Quirrell to assist him apprehend. He asked if he knew the way to get past downlike—and he aforementioned one thing concerning Quirrell’s ‘hocus pocus’—I reckon there ar alternative things guarding the stone except for Fluffy, a lot of enchantments, probably, and Quirrell would have done some opposed Dark Arts spell that Snape must break through—”

“So you mean the Stone’s solely safe as long as Quirrell stands up to Snape?” aforementioned Hermione in alarm.

“It’ll be gone next weekday,” said Ron.

Quirrell, however, should are braver than they’d thought. within the (harry potter audio books) that followed he did appear to be obtaining paler and diluent, however it didn’t look like he’d cracked however.

Every time they passed the third floor passageway, Harry, Ron, and Hermione would press their ears to the door to see that downlike was still grharry poter 1ing within. Snape was sweeping concerning in his usual ill temper, that for sure meant that the Stone was still safe. Whenever Harry passed Quirrell lately he gave him associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) encouraging style of smile, and Ron had started telling individuals off for happy at Quirrell’s stutter.

Hermione, however, had additional on her mind than the Sorcerer’s Stone. She had started drawing up study schedules and colorcoding all her notes. Harry and Ron wouldn’t have minded, however she unbroken ill-natu (harry potter audiobooks) them to try and do constant.

“Hermione, the exams ar ages away.”

“Ten (harry potter audio books),” Hermione snapped. “That’s not ages, that’s sort of a second to Nicolas Flamel.”

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“What am I finding out for? ar you crazy? You understand we’d like to pass these exams to induce into the second year? They’re important, I ought to have started finding out a month past, I don’t understand what’s gotten into me…”

Unfortunately, the academics gave the impression to be thinking on constant lines as Hermione. They concentrated most school assignment on them that the Easter holidays weren’t nearly the maximum amount fun because the Christmas ones. it had been onerous to relax with Hermione next to you reciting the twelve uses of dragon’s blood or active wand movements. unarticulate and yawning, Harry and Ron spent most of their free time within the library along with her, attempting to induce through all their additional work.

“I’ll ne’er keep in mind this,” Ron burst out one afternoon, throwing down his quill and searching yearningly out of the library window. it had been the primary very fine day they’d had in months. The sky was a transparent, forget Maine not blue, and there was a sense within the air of summer coming back.

Harry, World Health Organization was wanting up “Dittany” in One Thousand supernatural Herbs and Fungi, didn’t research till he detected Ron say, “Hagrid! What ar you doing within the library?”

Hagrid shuffled into read, activity one thing behind his back. He looked terribly out of (harry potter online free) in his fabric overcoat.

“Jus’ lookin’,” he said, in an exceedingly untrusty voice that got their interest promptly. “An’ what’re you heap up ter?” He looked suddenly suspicious. “Yer not still lookin’ fer Nicolas Flamel, are yeh?”

“Oh, we have a tendency to pointed out World Health Organization he’s ages past,” aforementioned Ron imposingly. “And we all know what that dog’s guarding, it’s a Sorcerer’s St—”

“Shhhh!” Hagrid looked around quickly to visualize if anyone was listening. “Don’ go shoutin’ concerning it, what’s the matter with yeh?”

“There ar some things we have a tendency to wished to raise you, as a matter of truth,” aforementioned Harry, “about what’s guarding the Stone except for Fluffy—”

“SHHHH!” aforementioned Hagrid once more. “Listen—come an’ see Maine later, I’m not promisin’ I’ll tell yeh anythin’, mind, however don’ go rabbitin’ concerning it in here, students aren’ s’pposed ter understand. They’ll assume I’ve (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) yeh—”

“See you later, then,” aforementioned Harry.

Hagrid shuffled off.

“What was he activity behind his back?” aforementioned Hermione thoughtfully.

“Do you’re thinking that it had something to try and do with the Stone?”

“I’m reaching to see what section he was in,” said Ron, who’d had enough of operating. He (harry potter audio books free) back a moment later with a pile of books in his arms and slammed them down on the table.

“Dragons!” he unvoiced . “Hagrid was wanting up stuff concerning dragons! verify these: Dragon Species of nice United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Ireland; From Egg to Inferno, A Dragon Keeper’s Guide.”

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“But there aren’t wild dragons in Britain?” aforementioned Harry.

“Of course there ar,” said Ron. “Common Welsh inexperienced and archipelago Blacks. The Ministry of Magic features a job hushing them up, I will tell you. Our (harry potter and the philosopher’s stone online) ought to keep swing spells on Muggles who’ve noticed them, to create them forget.”

“So what on earths Hagrid up to?” aforementioned Hermione.

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It was stifling hot within. even supposing it had been such a heat day, there was a blazing hearth within the grate. Hagrid created them tea and offe (harry potter audiobooks) them ermine sandwiches, that they refused.

“So—yeh wished to request from me somethin’?”

“Yes,” aforementioned Harry. There was no purpose beating round the bush. “We were curious if you’ll tell North American nation what’s guarding the Sorcerer’s Stone except for downlike.”

Hagrid frowned at him.

“O’ course I can’t,” he said. “Number one, I don’ understand meself. Number two, yeh understand an excessive amount of already, thus I wouldn’ tell yeh if I may. That Stone’s here fer a decent reason. it had been nearly purloined outta G (harry potter movies)otts—I s’ppose yeh’ve worked that out an’ all? Beats Maine however yeh even understand abou’ downlike.”

“Oh, come on, Hagrid, you may not wish to inform North American nation, however you are doing understand, you recognize everything that goes on spherical here,” aforementioned Hermione in an exceedingly heat, adulatory voice. Hagrid’s beard twitched and that they may tell he was smiling. “We solely questioned World Health Organization had done the guarding, really.” Hermione went on. “We questioned World Health Organization Dumbledore had sure enough to assist him, except for you.”

Hagrid’s chest big at these last words. Harry and Ron beamed at Hermione.

“Well, I don’ s’pose it may hurt ter tell yeh that… let’s see… he borrowed downlike from me… then some o’ the academics did enchantments… faculty member Sprout—Professor Flitwick—Professor McGonagall—” he ticked them off on his fingers, “Professor Quirrell—an’ Dumbledore himself did somethin’, o’ course. Hang on, I’ve forgotten somebody. Oh (harry potter audio books free), faculty member Snape.”
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“ (harry potter audio books free)—yer not still on abou’ that, ar yeh? Look, Snape helped defend the Stone, he’s not concerning ter steal it.”

Harry knew Ron and Hermione were thinking constant as he was. If Snape had been in on protective the Stone, it should are straightforward to seek out out however the opposite academics had guarded it. He most likely knew everything—except, it seemed, Quirrell’s spell and the way to induce past downlike.

“You’re the sole one World Health Organization is aware of the way to get past downlike, aren’t you, Hagrid?” aforementioned Harry uneasily. “And you wouldn’t tell anyone, would you? Not even one amongst the teachers?”

“Not a soul is aware of except Maine an’ Dumbledore,” aforementioned Hagrid with pride.

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“Can’t, Harry, sorry,” aforementioned Hagrid. Harry detected him look at the hearth. Harry checked out it, too.

“Hagrid—what’s that?”

But he already knew what it had been. within the terribly heart of the hearth, beneath the kettle, was a huge, black egg.

“Ah,” aforementioned Hagrid, piffling nervously together with his beard, “That’s er…”

“Where did you apprehend, Hagrid?” aforementioned Ron, hunke (harry potter audiobooks) over the hearth to induce a more in-depth verify the egg. “It must’ve price you a fortune.”

“Won it,” aforementioned Hagrid. “Las’ night. i used to be down within the village havin’ some drinks an’ got into a game o’ cards with a trespasser. assume he was quite glad ter get obviate it, ter be honest.”

“But what ar you reaching to do with it once it’s hatched?” aforementioned Hermione.

“Well, I’ve bin doin’ some readin’,” aforementioned Hagrid, propulsion an outsized book from beneath his pillow. “Got this outta the library—Dragon Breeding for Pleasure and Profit—it’s to a small (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) outta date, o’ course, however it’s dead here. Keep the egg within the hearth, ’cause their mothers breathe on I em, see, an’ once it hatches, feed it on a bucket o’ booze mixed with chicken blood each 0.5 hour. An’ see here—how ter acknharry poter 1 (audiobook harry potte) diff’rent eggs—what I got there’s a Norwegian Ridgeback. They’re rare, them.”

He looked very happy with himself, however Hermione didn’t.

“Hagrid, you reside in an exceedingly wood house,” she said.

But Hagrid wasn’t listening. He was buzzing jubilantly as he stoked the hearth.

So currently they’d one thing else to stress about: what would possibly happen to Hagrid if associate (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook)yone pointed out he was activity an out (harry potter books online) dragon in his hut.

“Wonder what it’s prefer to have a peaceful life,” Ron sighed, as evening when evening they struggled through all the additional school assignment they were obtaining. Hermione had currently started creating study schedules for Harry and Ron, too. it had been driving them bonkers.

Then, one mealtime, Hedwig brought Harry another note from Hagrid. He had written solely 2 words: It’s hatching.

Ron wished to skip Herbology and go straight all the way down to the hut. Hermione wouldn’t hear of it.

“Hermione, what percentage times in our lives ar we have a tendency to reaching to see a dragon hatching?”

“We’ve got lessons, we’ll get into hassle, and that’s nothing to what Hagrid’s reaching to be in once somebody finds out what he’s doing—”

“Shut up!” Harry unvoiced .

Malfoy was solely some feet away and he had stopped dead to concentrate. what proportion had he heard? Harry didn’t just like the look on Malfoy’s face in any respect.

Ron and Hermione argued all the thanks to Herbology and within the finish, Hermione united to run all the way down to Hagrid’s with the opposite 2 throughout morning break. once the bell measu (harry potter audiobooks) from the castle at the top of their lesson, the 3 of them born their trowels promptly and quick through the grounds to the sting of the forest. Hagrid greeted them, wanting flushed and excited.

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The egg was lying on the table. there have been deep cracks in it. one thing was moving inside; a funny clicking noise was coming back from it.

They all thespian their chairs up to the table and watched with bated breath.

All promptly there was a scraping noise and therefore the egg split open. The baby dragon flopped onto the table. It wasn’t specifically pretty; Harry thought it gave the impression of a crumpled, black umbrella. Its armed wings were Brobdingnagian compa (harry potter audiobooks) to its skinny jet body, it had an extended snout with wide nostrils, the stubs of horns and bulging, orange eyes.

It sneezed. one or two of sparks flew out of its snout.

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“Bless him, look, he is aware of his mommy!” aforementioned Hagrid.

“Hagrid,” aforementioned Hermione, “how quick do Norwegian Ridgebacks grow, exactly?”

Hagrid was getting ready to answer once the colour suddenly drained from his face—he leapt to his feet and ran to the window.

“What’s the matter?”

“Someone was lookin’ through the gap within the curtains—it’s a kid—he’s runnin’ make a copy ter the varsity.”

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Malfoy had seen the dragon.

Something concerning the smile lurking on Malfoy’s face throughout consequent week created Harry, Ron, and Hermione terribly nervous. They spent most of their free time in Hagrid’s darkened hut, attempting to reason with him.

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“I can’t,” aforementioned Hagrid. “He’s insufficient . He’d die.”

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“I’ve set to decision him Norbert,” aforementioned Hagrid, watching the dragon with misty eyes. “He very is aware of Maine currently, watch. Norbert! Norbert! Where’s Mommy?”

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“Hagrid,” aforementioned Harry loudly, “give it period of time and Norbert’s reaching to be as long as your house. Malfoy may visit Dumbledore at any moment.”

Hagrid bit his lip.

“I—I understand I can’t keep him forever, however I can’t jus’ dump him, I can’t.”

Harry suddenly turned to Ron. “Charlie,” he said.

“You’re losing it, too,” said Ron. “I’m Ron, remember?”

“No—Charlie—your brother, Charlie. In Romania. finding out dragons. we have a tendency to may send Norbert to him. Charlie will watch out of him so (harry potter online free) him back within the wild!”

“Brilliant!” aforementioned Ron. “How concerning it, Hagrid?”

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It was a mark of however dangerous the last week had been that the opposite 2 united with him. something to induce obviate Norbert—and Malfoy.

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They found Fang, the hound dog, sitting outside with a treated tail after they visited tell Hagrid, World Health Organization opened a window to speak to them.

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How they managed to induce the crate make a copy to the castle, they ne’er knew. hour ticked nearer as they heaved Norbert up the marble stairs within the foyer and on the dark corridors. Up another stairs, then another—even one amongst Harry’s shortcuts didn’t build the work abundant easier.

“Nearly there!” Harry panted as they reached the passageway below the tallest tower.

Then a sharp movement sooner than them created them nearly drop the crate. Forgetting that they were already invisible, they shrank into the shadows, observing the dark outlines of 2 individuals grappling with one another 10 feet away. A lamp increasing.

Professor McGonagall, in an exceedingly material robe and a hair internet, had Malfoy by the ear.

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“You don’t perceive, Professor. Harry Potter’s coming—he’s got a dragon!”

“What utter rubbish! however dare you tell such lies! come back on—I shall see faculty member Snape concerning you, Malfoy!”

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“Don’t,” Harry suggested her.

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Charlie’s friends were a cheerful heap. They showed Harry and Hermione the harness they’d rigged up, so that they may suspend Norbert between them. all of them helped buckle Norbert safely into it so Harry and Hermione cask hands with the others and thanked them abundantly.

At last, Norbert was going… going… gone.

They slipped go into reverse the spiral stairs, their hearts as light-weight as their hands, currently that Norbert was off them. No additional dragon—Malfoy in detention—what may spoil their happiness?

The answer to it was waiting at the foot of the steps. As they stepped into the passageway, Filch’s face loomed suddenly out of the darkness.

“Well, well, well,” he unvoiced , “we ar in hassle.”

They’d left the physical property Cloak on prime of the tower.

15. THE impermissible FOREST
Things couldn’t are worse.

Filch took them all the way down to faculty member McGonagall’s study on the primary floor, wherever they weekday and waited while not locution a word to every alternative. Hermione was trembling. Excuses, alibis, and wild concealment stories hunted person one another around Harry’s brain, every additional feeble than the last. He couldn’t see however they were reaching to get out of hassle this point. They were treed. however may they need been thus stupid on forget the cloak? There was no reason on earth that faculty member McGonagall would settle for for his or her being out of bed and travel round the faculty within the dead of night, not to mention being up the tallest natural philosophy tower, that was out-of-bounds aside from categories. Add Norbert and therefore the physical property Cloak, and that they would possibly still be packing their baggage already.

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“I would ne’er have believed it of any of you. Mr. hook says you were up within the natural philosophy tower. It’s one o’clock within the morning. make a case for yourselves.”

It was the primary time Hermione had ever did not answer a teacher’s question. She was observing her slippers, as still as a sculpture.

“I assume I’ve got a decent plan of what’s been happening,” same faculty member McGonagall. “It doesn’t take a genius to figure it out. You fed Draco Malfoy some cock and bull story a couple of dragon, attempting to (free audio books harry potter) him out of bed and into hassle. I’ve already caught him. I suppose you think that it’s funny that Longbottom here detected the story and believed it, too?”

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“I’m sick of,” same faculty member McGonagall. “Four students out of bed in one night! I’ve ne’er detected of such a factor before! You, Miss farmer, i believed you had additional sense. As for you, Mr. Potter, i believed Gryffindor meant additional to you than this. All 3 of you’ll receive detentions—yes, you too, Mr. Longbottom, nothing provides you the correct to run around faculty in the dead of night, particularly currently, it’s terribly dangerous—and fifty points are taken from Gryffindor.”

“Fifty?” Harry gasped—they would lose the lead, the lead he’d won within the last Quidditch match.

“Fifty points every,” same faculty member McGonagall, respiration heavily through her long, pointed nose.


“You can’t—”

“Don’t tell Maine what I will and can’t do, Potter. currently come back to to bed, all of you. I’ve ne’er been additional hangdog of Gryffindor students.”

A hundred and fifty points lost. That place Gryffindor in last place. In one night, they’d ruined any likelihood Gryffindor had had for the house cup. Harry felt as if very cheap had born out of his abdomen. however may they ever compose for this?

Harry didn’t sleep all night. He may hear Neville weeping into his pillow for what sounded like hours. Harry couldn’t think about something to mention to comfort him. He knew Neville, like himself, was dreading the dawn. What would happen once the remainder of Gryffindor observed what they’d done?

At first, Gryffindors passing the enormous hourglasses that recorded the house points subsequent day thought there’d been an error. however may they suddenly have 100 and fifty points fewer than yesterday? then the story began to spread: Harry Potter, the noted Harry Potter, their hero of 2 Quidditch matches, had lost all of them those points, him and a few of different stupid initial years.

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“They’ve ne’er lost 100 and fifty points in one go, though, have they?” same Harry miserably.

“Well—no,” Bokkos admitted.

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“Resign?” Wood thundered. “What good’ll that do? however square measure we tend to about to get any points back if we tend to can’t win at Quidditch?”

But even Quidditch had lost its fun. the remainder of the team wouldn’t speak to Harry throughout observe, and if that they had to talk regarding him, they referred to as him “the Seeker.”

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“All right—all right—” he detected Quirrell sob.

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All an equivalent, he’d have gambled twelve Sorcerer’s Stones that Snape had simply left the space, and from what Harry had simply detected, Snape would be walking with a replacement spring in his step—Quirrell gave the impression to have given in finally.

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“There’s still downy, though,” same Hermione.

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The light of journey was kindling once more in Ron’s eyes, however Hermione answered before Harry may.

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Hermione looked convinced, however Bokkos didn’t.

“If we tend to simply do a little of poke around—”

“No,” same Harry unconditionally, “we’ve done enough poke around.”

He force a map of Jupiter toward him and began to find out the names of its moons.

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Your detention can happen at eleven o’clock tonight.

Meet Mr. abstract within the lobby.

Professor McGonagall

Harry had forgotten they still had detentions to try to to within the furor over the points they’d lost. He 0.5 expected Hermione to complain that this was an entire night of learning lost, however she didn’t say a word. Like Harry, she felt they due what they’d got.

At eleven o’clock that night, they same smart bye to Bokkos within the living room and went right down to the doorway hall with Neville. abstract was already there—and thus was Malfoy. Harry had conjointly forgotten that Malfoy had gotten a detention, too.

“Follow me,” same abstract, lighting a lamp and leading them outside.

“I bet you’ll turn over regarding breaking a college rule once more, won’t you, eh?” he same, leering at them. “Oh yes… diligence and pain square measure the simplest academics if you raise me… It’s simply a pity they let the recent punishments die out… droop you by your wrists from the ceiling for some days, I’ve got the chains still in my workplace, keep ’em well oiled just in case they’re ever needed… Right, off we go, and don’t think about running off, now, it’ll be worse for you if you are doing.”

They marched off across the dark grounds. Neville unbroken sniffing. Harry puzzled what their social control was about to be. It should be one thing very alarming, or abstract wouldn’t be thusunding so delighted.

The moon was bright, however clouds speeding across it unbroken throwing them into darkness. Ahead, Harry may see the lighted windows of Hagrid’s hut. Then they detected a far off shout.

“Is that you simply, Filch? Hurry up, i would like ter start.”

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At this, Neville set free a trifle moan, and Malfoy stopped dead in his tracks.

“The forest?” he continual, and he didn’t sound quite as cool as was common. “We can’t come in there at night—there’s all types of things in there—werewolves, I heard.”

Neville clutched the sleeve of Harry’s gown and created a choking noise.

“That’s your downside, isn’t it?” same abstract, his voice cracking with glee. “Should’ve thought of them werewolves before you bought in hassle, shouldn’t you?”

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“Abou’ time,” he said. “I bin waitin’ fer 0.5 associate hour already. All right, Harry, Hermione?”

“I shouldn’t be too friendly to them, Hagrid,” same abstract in cold blood, “they’re here to be reprimanded, after all.”

“That’s why yer late, is it?” same Hagrid, displeased at abstract. “Bin lecturin’ them, eh? ’Snot your house ter do this. Yeh’ve done yer bit, I’ll take over from here.”

“I’ll be back at dawn,” same abstract, “for what’s left of them,” he another meanly, and he turned and began back toward the castle, his lamp bobbing away within the darkness.

Malfoy currently turned to Hagrid.

“I’m not getting into that forest,” he said, and Harry was happy to listen to the note of panic in his voice.

“Yeh square measure if yeh need ter lodge in Hogwarts,” same Hagrid ferociously. “Yeh’ve done wrong an’ currently yeh’ve got ter pay fer it.”

“But this is often servant stuff, it’s not for college kids to try to to. i believed we’d be repetition lines or one thing, if my father knew i used to be doing this, he’d—”

“—tell yer that’s however it’s at Hogwarts,” Hagrid growled. “Copyin’ lines! What good’s that ter anyone? Yeh’ll do summat helpful or yeh’ll get out. If yeh assume yer father’d rather you were expelled, then come back to off ter the castle an’ pack. Go on.”

Malfoy didn’t move. He checked out Hagrid furiously, then again born his gaze.

“Right then,” same Hagrid, “now, listen rigorously, ’cause it’s dangerous what we’re gonna do tonight, an’ I don’ need nobody takin’ risks. Follow Maine up here a flash.”

He semiconductor diode them to the terribly fringe of the forest. Holding his lamp up high, he pointed down a slender, winding earth track that disappeared into the thick black trees. a lightweight breeze raised their hair as they looked into the forest.

“Look there,” same Hagrid, “see that stuff shinin’ on the ground? Silvery stuff? That’s imaginary creature blood. There’s a imaginary creature in there bin hurt badly by summat. this is often the second time in an exceedingly week. I found one dead last Wednesday. We’re gonna attempt an’ realize the poor factor. we would have ter place it out of its misery.”

“And what if no matter hurt the imaginary creature finds United States first?” same Malfoy, unable to stay the worry out of his voice.

“There’s nothin’ that lives within the forest that’ll hurt yeh if yer with Maine or Fang,” same Hagrid. “An’ keep ter the trail. Right, now, we’re gonna split inhume 2 parties an’ follow the path in diff’rent directions. There’s blood everywhere the place, it must’ve bin staggerin’ around since last night a minimum of.”

“I need Fang,” same Malfoy quickly, staring at Fang’s long teeth.

“All right, however I warn yeh, he’s a coward,” same Hagrid. “So me, Harry, an’ Hermione’ll go a way an’ Draco, Neville, an’ Fang’ll go the opposite. Now, if any people finds the imaginary creature, we’ll send up inexperienced sparks, right? Get yer wands out an’ observe now—that’s it—an’ if anyone gets in hassle, send up red sparks, an’ we’ll all return an’ realize yeh—so, be careful—let’s go.”

The forest was black and silent. a trifle manner into it they reached a fork within the earth path, and Harry, Hermione, and Hagrid took the left path whereas Malfoy, Neville, and Fang took the correct.

They walked in silence, their eyes on the bottom. each currently then a ray of moonlight through the branches higher than lit a spot of silver leader on the fallen leaves.

Harry saw that Hagrid looked terribly upset.

“Could a mythical monster be killing the unicorns?” Harry asked.

“Not quick enough,” same Hagrid. “It’s harsh ter catch a imaginary creature, they’re powerful magic creatures. I ne’er knew one ter be hurt before.”

They walked past a mossy stump. Harry may hear running water; there should be a stream somewhere within reach. there have been still spots of imaginary creature blood here and there on the winding path.

“You fine, Hermione?” Hagrid unvoiced . “Don’ worry, it can’t’ve gone way if it’s this badly hurt, an’ then we’ll be in a position ter—GET BEHIND THAT TREE!”

Hagrid confiscate Harry and Hermione and hoisted them off the trail behind a lofty oak. He force out associate arrow and fitted it into his bow, raising it, able to fireplace. The 3 of them listened. one thing was slippery over dead leaves nearby: it gave the impression of a cloak trailing on the bottom. Hagrid was squinched up the dark path, however when some seconds, the sound light away.

“I knew it,” he murmured. “There’s summat in here that shouldn’ be.”

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“That wasn’ no mythical monster an’ it wasn’ no imaginary creature, neither,” same Hagrid grimly. “Right, follow me, however careful, now.”

They walked additional slowly, ears straining for the faintest sound. Suddenly, in an exceedingly clearing ahead, one thing undoubtedly enraptured.

“Who’s there?” Hagrid referred to as. “Show yerself—I’m armed!”

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“Oh, it’s you, Ronan,” same Hagrid in relief. “How square measure yeh?”

He walked forward and barrel the centaur’s hand.

“Good evening to you, Hagrid,” same Ronan. He had a deep, bereft voice. “Were you about to shoot me?”

“Can’t be too careful, Ronan,” same Hagrid, patting his bow. “There’s summat unhealthy loose during this forest. this is often Harry Potter an’ Hermione farmer, by the way. Students up at the varsity. An’ this is often Ronan, you two. He’s a centaur.”

“We’d noticed ,” same Hermione faintly.

“Good evening,” same Ronan. “Students, square measure you? And does one learn a lot of, up at the school?”


“A bit,” same Hermione shyly.

“A bit. Well, that’s one thing.” Ronan sighed. He flung back his head and stared at the sky. “Mars is bright tonight.”

“Yeah,” same Hagrid, glancing up, too. “Listen, I’m glad we’ve run inhume yeh, Ronan, ’cause there’s a imaginary creature bin hurt—you seen anythin’?”

Ronan didn’t answer instantly. He stared unblinkingly upward, then sighed once more.

“Always the innocent square measure the primary victims,” he said. “So it’s been for ages past, thus it’s currently.”

“Yeah,” same Hagrid, “but have yeh seen anythin’, Ronan? Anythin’ unusual?”

“Mars is bright tonight,” Ronan continual, whereas Hagrid watched him with impatience. “Unusually bright.”

“Yeah, however i used to be meanin’ anythin’ uncommon a little nearer home, same Hagrid. “So yeh haven’t noticed anythin’ strange?”

Yet again, Ronan took a short while to answer. At last, he said, “The forest hides several secrets.”

A movement within the trees behind Ronan created Hagrid raise his bow once more, however it absolutely was solely a second centaur, black haired and bodied and wilder trying than Ronan.

“Hullo, Bane,” same Hagrid. “All right?”

“Good evening, Hagrid, I hope you’re well?”

“Well enough. Look, I’ve jus’ bin askin’ Ronan, you seen anythin’ odd in here lately? There’s a imaginary creature bin injured—would yeh grasp anythin’ regarding it?”

Bane walked over to square next to Ronan. He looked skyward. “Mars is bright tonight,” he same merely.

“We’ve detected,” same Hagrid crossly. “Well, if either of you are doing see anythin’, let Maine grasp, won’t yeh? We’ll be off, then.”

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“Never,” same Hagrid testily, “try an’ get a straight answer out of a centaur. Ruddy stargazers. Not fascinated by anythin’ closer’n the moon.”

“Are there several of them in here?” asked Hermione.

“Oh, a good few… Keep themselves to themselves principally, however they’re adequate regarding turnin’ up if ever i would like a word. They’re deep mind, centaurs… they grasp things… jus’ don’ break a lot of.”

“D’you assume that was a centaur we tend to detected earlier?” same Harry.

“Did that sound like hooves to you? Nah, if yeh solicit from me, that was what’s bin killin’ the unicorns—never detected anythin’ adore it before.”

They walked on through the dense, dark trees. Harry unbroken trying nervously over his shoulder. He had the nasty feeling they were being watched. He was terribly glad that they had Hagrid and his bow with them. that they had simply passed a bend within the path once Hermione grabbed Hagrid’s arm.

“Hagrid! Look! Red sparks, the others square measure in trouble!”

“You 2 wait here!” Hagrid yelled. “Stay on the trail, I’ll come for yeh!”

They detected him fucking away through the underbrush and stood staring at one another, terribly frightened, till they couldn’t hear something however the rustling of leaves around them.

“You don’t assume they’ve been hurt, do you?” unvoiced Hermione.

“I don’t care if Malfoy has, however if something’s got Neville… it’s our fault he’s here within the initial place.”

The minutes dragged by. Their ears appeared swindler than usual. Harry’s gave the impression to be studying each sigh of the wind, each cracking twig. What was going on? wherever were the others?

At last, a good crunching noise declared Hagrid’s come. Malfoy, Neville, and Fang were with him. Hagrid was fuming. Malfoy, it seemed, had sneaked up behind Neville and grabbed him as a joke. Neville had afraid and sent up the sparks.

“We’ll be lucky ter catch anythin’ currently, with the racket you 2 were makin’. Right, we’re changin’ groups—Neville, you stick with Maine an’ Hermione, Harry, you accompany Fang an’ this moron. I’m sorry,” Hagrid another in an exceedingly whisper to Harry, “but he’ll have a tougher time frightenin’ you, an’ we’ve gotta get this done.”

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“Are you all right?” same constellation, pull Harry to his feet.

“Yes—thank you—what was that?”

The centaur didn’t answer. He had surprisingly blue eyes, like pale sapphires. He looked rigorously at Harry, his eyes lingering on the scar that stood out, livid, on Harry’s forehead.

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“Why’s sco (free audio books harry potter) thus angry?” he asked. “What was that factor you saved Maine from, anyway?”

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“The Sorcerer’s Stone! Of course—the Elixir of Life! however I don’t perceive who—”

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“Harry! Harry, square measure you all right?”

Hermione was running toward them down the trail, Hagrid puffing on behind her.

“I’m fine,” same Harry, hardly knowing what he was locution. “The unicorn’s dead, Hagrid, it’s therein clearing back there.”

“This is wherever I leave you,” Firenze murmured as Hagrid precipitous off to look at the imaginary creature. “You square measure safe currently.”

Harry softened off his back.

“Good luck, Harry Potter,” same Firenze. “The planets are scan incorrectly already, even by centaurs. I hope this is often one amongst those times.”

He turned and cantered back to the depths of the forest, departure Harry shivering behind him.

Ron had fallen asleep within the dark living room, expecting them to come. He yelled one thing regarding Quidditch fouls once Harry roughly barrel him awake. in an exceedingly matter of seconds, though, he was wide ox-eyed as Harry began to inform him and Hermione what had happened within the forest.

Harry couldn’t sit down. He paced up and down before of the fireplace. He was still shaking.

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“Stop locution the name!” same Bokkos in an exceedingly panicky whisper, as if he thought Voldemort may hear them.

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“Will you stop locution the name!” Bokkos hissed.

“So all I’ve ought to await now’s Snape to steal the Stone,” Harry went on feverishly, “then Voldemort are able to return and end Maine off… Well, I suppose Bane’ll be happy.”

Hermione looked terribly frightened, however she had a word of comfort.

“Harry, everybody says Dumbledore’s the sole one You-Know-Who was ever fearful of. With Dumbledore around, You-Know-Who won’t bit you. Anyway, UN agency says the centaurs {are|ar|area unit|square Maineasure} right? It feels like fortune telling to me, and faculty member McGonagall says that’s a awfully imprecise branch of magic.”

The sky had turned light-weight before they stopped talking. They visited bed exhausted, their throats sore. however the night’s surprises weren’t over.

When Harry force back his sheets, he found his physical property Cloak collapsed showing neatness beneath them. There was a note stapled to it:

Just just in case.

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“That was way easier than i believed it’d be,” same Hermione as they joined the crowds flocking out onto the sunny grounds. “I needn’t have learned regarding the 1637 mythical monster Code of Conduct or the rebellion of Elfric the Eager.”

Hermione invariably likable to travel through their communication papers after, however Bokkos same this created him feel unwell, in order that they wandered right down to the lake and flopped below a tree. The Weasley twins and Lee Jordan were tickling the tentacles of a large squid, that was basking within the heat shallows. “No additional learning,” Bokkos sighed jubilantly, stretching out on the grass. “You may look additional cheerful, Harry, we’ve got every week before we discover out however badly we’ve done, there’s no got to worry nonetheless.”

Harry was rubbing his forehead.

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“I’m not unwell,” same Harry. “I assume it’s a warning… it means that danger’s coming…”

Ron couldn’t get excited, it absolutely was too hot.

“Harry, relax, Hermione’s right, the Stone’s safe as long as Dumbledore’s around. Anyway, we’ve ne’er had any proof Snape observed the way to get past downy. He nearly had his leg ripped off once, he’s not about to attempt it once more in an exceedingly hurry. And Neville can play Quidditch for European country before Hagrid lets Dumbledore down.”

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Harry suddenly jumped to his feet.

“Where’re you going?” same Bokkos sleepily.

“I’ve simply thought of one thing,” same Harry. He had turned white. “We’ve ought to go and see Hagrid, now.”

“Why?” panted Hermione, hurrying to stay up.

“Don’t you think that it’s a little odd,” same Harry, scrambling up the grasslike slope, “that what Hagrid desires quite anything may be a dragon, associated a interloper turns up UN agency simply happens to own an egg in his pocket? what percentage folks wander around with dragon eggs if it’s against wizard law? Lucky they found Hagrid, don’t you think? Why didn’t I see it before?”

“What square measure you talking about?” same Bokkos, but Harry, sprinting across the grounds toward the forest, didn’t answer.

Hagrid was sitting in associate armchair outside his house; his trousers and sleeves were rolled up, and he was fire peas into an outsized bowl.

“Hullo,” he said, smiling. “Finished yer exams? Got time fer a drink?”

“Yes, please,” said Ron, however Harry cut him off.

“No, we’re in an exceedingly hurry. Hagrid, I’ve ought to raise you one thing. you recognize that night you won Norbert? What did the interloper you were enjoying cards with look like?”

“Dunno,” same Hagrid nonchalantly, “he wouldn’ take his cloak off.”

He saw the 3 of them look surprised and raised his eyebrows.

“It’s not that uncommon, yeh get lots o’ funny folks within the Hog’s Head—that’s the gin mill down within the village. Mighta bin a dragon dealer, mightn’ he? I ne’er saw his face, he unbroken his hood up.”

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“We’ll simply have to—” Harry began, however a voice suddenly rang across the hall.

“What square measure you 3 doing inside?”

It was faculty member McGonagall, carrying an outsized pile of books.

“We need to envision faculty member Dumbledore,” same Hermione, rather courageously, Harry and Bokkos thought.

“See faculty member Dumbledore?” faculty member McGonagall continual, as if this was a awfully queer factor to need to try to to. “Why?”

Harry swallowed—now what?

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“Professor Dumbledore left 10 minutes past,” she same in cold blood. “He received associate pressing bird of prey from the Ministry of Magic and flew off for London promptly.”

“He’s gone?” same Harry frantically. “Now?”

“Professor Dumbledore may be a terribly nice wizard, Potter, he has several demands on his time—”

“But this is often necessary.”

“Something you have got to mention is additional necessary than the Ministry of Magic, Potter?”

“Look,” same Harry, throwing caution to the winds, “Professor—it’s regarding the Sorcerer’s stone—”

Whatever faculty member McGonagall had expected, it wasn’t that. The books she was carrying tumbled out of her arms, however she didn’t choose them up. “How does one grasp ?” she spluttered.

“Professor, I think—I know—that Sn—that someone’s about to try to steal the Stone. I’ve ought to consult with faculty member Dumbledore.”

She ox-eyed him with a combination of shock and suspicion.

“Professor Dumbledore are back tomorrow,” she same finally. “I don’t knowledge you observed regarding the Stone, however rest assured, nobody will presumably steal it, it’s too well protected.”

“But Professor—”

“Potter, i do know what I’m talking regarding,” she same shortly. She bent down and gathered up the fallen books. “I counsel you all return outside and luxuriate in the sunshine.”

But they didn’t.

“It’s tonight,” same Harry, once he was certain faculty member McGonagall was out of hearing. “Snape’s inquiring the trapdoor tonight. He’s observed everything he desires, and currently he’s got Dumbledore out of the manner. He sent that note, I bet the Ministry of Magic can get a true shock once Dumbledore turns up.”

“But what will we—”

Hermione gasped. Harry and Bokkos wheeled spherical.

Snape was standing there.

“Good afternoon,” he same swimmingly.

They stared at him.

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Harry flushed. They turned to travel outside, however Snape referred to as them back.

“Be warned, Potter—any additional nighttime wanderings and that i can in person make certain you’re expelled. sayonara to you.”

He strode off within the direction of the staffroom.

Out on the stone steps, Harry turned to the others.

“Right, here’s what we’ve ought to do,” he unvoiced desperately. “One people possesses to stay a watch on Snape—wait outside the workers space and follow him if he leaves it. Hermione, you’d higher do this.”

“Why me?”

“It’s obvious,” said Ron. “You will fake to be expecting faculty member Flitwick, you know.” He placed on a high voice, “‘Oh faculty member Flitwick, I’m thus upset, i believe I got question fourteen b wrong…’”

“Oh, shut up,” same Hermione, however she united to travel and be careful for Snape.

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Harry and Bokkos went back to the living room, Harry had simply same, “At least Hermione’s on Snape’s tail,” once the portrait of the Fat girl swung open and Hermione (harry potter audio books free) in.

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The other 2 stared at him. He was pale and his eyes were sparkly.

“I’m going out of here tonight and I’m about to try to get to the Stone initial.”

“You’re mad!” same Bokkos.

“You can’t!” same Hermione. “After what McGonagall and Snape have said? You’ll be expelled!”

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“You’re right, Harry,” same Hermione in an exceedingly tiny voice.

“I’ll use the physical property Cloak,” same Harry. “It’s simply lucky I got it back.”

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“All—all 3 of us?”

“Oh, return off it, you don’t assume we’d allow you to go alone?”

“Of course not,” same Hermione briskly. “How does one assume you’d get to the Stone while not us? I’d higher go and took through my books, there may be one thing useful…”

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Slowly, the space empty as folks drifted off to bed.

“Better get the cloak,” Bokkos muttered, as Lee Jordan finally left, stretching and yawning. Harry ran upstairs to their dark dormitory. He putted out the cloak then his eyes fell on the flute Hagrid had given him for Christmas. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free (Book 1). He pocketed it to use on Fluffy—he didn’t feel very similar to singing.

He ran backtrack to the living room.

“We’d higher place the cloak on here, and make certain it covers all 3 of us—if abstract spots one amongst our feet wandering on on its own—”

“What square measure you doing?” same a voice from the corner of the space. Neville appeared from behind associate armchair, clutching Trevor the batrachian, UN agency looked as if he’d been creating another bid for freedom.

“Nothing, Neville, nothing,” same Harry, hastily putt the cloak behind his back.

Neville stared at their guilty faces.

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“No, no, no,” same Hermione. “No, we’re not. Why don’t you attend bed, Neville?”

Harry checked out the timer by the door. They couldn’t afford to waste any further time, Snape would possibly even currently be enjoying downy to sleep.

“You can’t depart,” same Neville, “you’ll be caught once more. Gryffindor are in even additional hassle.”

“You don’t perceive,” same Harry, “this is vital.”

But Neville was clearly steeling himself to try to to one thing desperate.

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“Neville,” Bokkos exploded, “get aloof from that hole associated don’t be an idiot—”

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“Yes, however to not United States,” same Bokkos in exasperation. “Neville, you don’t grasp what you’re doing.”

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Neville’s arms snapped to his sides. His legs sprang along. His whole body rigid, he swayed wherever he stood then fell flat on his face, stiff as a board.

Hermione ran to show him over. Neville’s jaws were crowded along thus he couldn’t speak. solely his eyes were moving, staring at them in horror.

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“It’s the total Body Bind,” same Hermione miserably. “Oh, Neville, I’m thus sorry.”

“We had to, Neville, no time to clarify,” same Harry.

“You’ll perceive later, Neville,” same Bokkos as they stepped over him and force on the physical property Cloak.

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“Oh, let’s kick her, simply this once,” Bokkos unvoiced in Harry’s ear, however Harry barrel his head. As they climbed rigorously round her, Mrs. Norris turned her lamplike eyes on them, however didn’t do something.

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“Who’s there?” he same suddenly as they climbed toward him. He narrowed his wicked black eyes. “Know you’re there, although I can’t see you. square measure you ghoulie or ghostie or wee student beastie?”

He rose up within the air and floated there, squinched at them.

“Should decision abstract, I should, if something’s a locomotion around unseen.”

Harry had a unforeseen plan.

“Peeves,” he said, in an exceedingly cacophonous whisper, “the Bloody Baron has his own reasons for being invisible.”

Peeves virtually fell out of the air in shock. He caught himself in time and hovered a couple of foot off the steps.

“So sorry, your bloodiness, Mr. Baron, Sir,” he same greasily. “My mistake, my mistake—I didn’t see you—of course I didn’t, you’re invisible—forgive recent Peevsie his very little joke, sir.”

“I have business here, Peeves,” croaked Harry. “Stay aloof from this place tonight.”

“I will, sir, I most definitely can,” same Peeves, rising up within the air once more. “Hope your business goes well, Baron, I’ll not hassle you.”

And he scooted off.

“Brilliant, Harry!” unvoiced Bokkos.

A few seconds later, they were there, outside the third floor corridor—and the door was already open .

“Well, there you’re,” Harry same quietly, “Snape’s already got past downy.”

Seeing the open door somehow gave the impression to impress upon all 3 of them what was facing them. beneath the cloak, Harry turned to the opposite 2.

“If you would like to travel back, I won’t blame you,” he said. “You will take the cloak, I won’t want it currently.”

“Don’t be stupid,” said Ron.

“We’re coming back,” same Hermione.

Harry pushed the door open.

As the door creaked, low, rumbling growls met their ears. All 3 of the dog’s (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) noses sniffed head over heels in their direction, despite the fact that it couldn’t see them.

“What’s that at its feet?” Hermione unvoiced .

“Looks sort of a harp,” said Ron. “Snape should have left it there.”

“It should rouse the instant you stop enjoying,” same Harry. “Well, here goes…”

He place Hagrid’s flute to his lips and blew. It wasn’t very a tune, however from the primary note the beast’s eyes began to droop. Harry hardly role player breath. Slowly, the dog’s growls ceased—it tottered on its paws and fell to its knees, then it slouched to the bottom, asleep.

“Keep enjoying,” Bokkos warned Harry as they slipped out of the cloak and crept toward the trapdoor. they might feel the dog’s hot, malodourous breath as they approached the enormous heads. “I assume we’ll be able to pull the door open,” said Ron, peering over the dog’s back. “Want to travel initial, Hermione?”

“No, I don’t!”

“All right.” Bokkos gritted his teeth and stepped rigorously over the dog’s legs. He bent and force the ring of the trapdoor, that swung up and open.

“What are you able to see?” Hermione same uneasily.

“Nothing—just black—there’s no manner of rising down, we’ll simply need to drop.”

Harry, UN agency was still enjoying the flute, waved at Bokkos to (free audio books harry potter) his attention and pointed at himself.

“You need to travel first? square measure you sure?” same Bokkos. “I don’t knowledge deep this factor goes. offer the flute to Hermione thus she will keep him asleep.”

Harry two-handed the flute over. within the few seconds’ silence, the dog growled and twitched, however the instant Hermione began to play, it fell back to its deep sleep.

Harry climbed over it and looked down through the trapdoor. There was no sign of very cheap.

He lowered himself through the outlet till he was hanging on by his fingertips. Then he explored at Bokkos and same, “If something happens to Maine, don’t follow. Go straight to the owlery and send Hedwig to Dumbledore, right?”

“Right,” said Ron.

“See you in an exceedingly minute, I hope…”

And Harry relinquishing. Cold, damp air hurried past him as he fell down, down, down and—

FLUMP. With a funny, muffled kind of thump he landed on one thing soft. He Sabbatum up and felt around, his eyes not accustomed the gloom. It felt as if he was sitting on some kind of plant.

“It’s okay!” he referred to as up to the sunshine the scale of a postage, that was the open trapdoor, “it’s a soft landing, you’ll jump!”

Ron followed quickly. He landed, extended next to Harry.

“What’s this stuff?” were his initial words.

“Dunno, some kind of plant factor. I suppose it’s here to interrupt the autumn. Come on, Hermione!”

The distant music stopped. There was a loud bark from the dog, however Hermione had already jumped. She landed on Harry’s different aspect.

“We should be miles below the varsity,” she said.

“Lucky this plant thing’s here, really,” said Ron.

“Lucky!” hollo Hermione. “Look at you both!”

She leapt up and struggled toward a humid wall. She had to struggle as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of the instant she had landed, the plant had began to twist curving tendrils round her ankles. As for Harry and Bokkos, their legs had already been certain tightly in long creepers while not their noticing.

Hermione had managed to free herself before the plant got a firm grip on her. currently she watched in horror because the 2 boys fought to drag the plant off them, however the additional they strained against it, the tighter and quicker the plant wound around them.

“Stop moving!” Hermione ordered them. “I grasp what this is—it’s Devil’s Snare!”

“Oh, I’m thus glad we all know what it’s referred to as, that’s a good facilitate,” knotted Bokkos, leaning back, attempting to prevent the plant from curling around his neck. “Shut up, I’m attempting to recollect the way to kill it!” same Hermione.

“Well, hurry up, I can’t breathe!” Harry gasped, wrestling with it because it curled around his chest.

“Devil’s Snare, Devil’s Snare… what did faculty member Sprout say?—it likes the dark and also the damp—”

“So light-weight a fire!” Harry clogged.

“Yes—of course—but there’s no wood!” Hermione cried, wringing her hands.


“Oh, right!” same Hermione, and he or she whipped out her wand, waved it, muttered one thing, and sent a jet of an equivalent bluebell flames she had used on Snape at the plant. in an exceedingly matter of seconds, the 2 boys felt it loosening its grip because it cringed aloof from the sunshine and heat. wiggling and flailing, it unraveled itself from their bodies, and that they were able to pull free.

“Lucky you listen in Herbology, Hermione,” same Harry as he joined her by the wall, wiping thin his face.

“Yeah,” said Ron, “and lucky Harry doesn’t lose his head in an exceedingly crisis—‘there’s no wood,’ honestly.”

“This way,” same Harry, inform down a stone passageway, that was the sole manner forward.

All they might hear with the exception of their footsteps was the mild drip of water trickling down the walls. The passageway aslant downward, and Harry was reminded of Gringotts. With associate unpleasant jolt of the guts, he remembered the dragons same to be guarding vaults within the wizards’ bank. If they met a dragon, a totally fully grown dragon—Norbert had been unhealthy enough…

“Can you hear something?” Bokkos unvoiced .

Harry listened. A soft rustling and ringing gave the impression to be coming back from up ahead.

“Do you think that it’s a ghost?”

“I don’t know… feels like wings to Maine.”

“There’s light-weight ahead—I will see one thing moving.”

They reached the top of the passageway and saw before them a brightly lit chamber, its ceiling arched high higher than them. it absolutely was jam-packed with tiny, jewel bright birds, undulation and tumbling all round the space. On the other aspect of the chamber was an important wood door.

“Do you think that they’ll attack United States if we tend to cross the room?” same Bokkos.

“Probably,” same Harry. “They don’t look terribly vicious, however I suppose if all of them swooped down at once… well, there’s no different choice… I’ll run.”

He took a deep breath, lined his face together with his arms, and sprinted across the space. He expected to feel sharp beaks and claws tearing at him any second, however nothing happened. He reached the door untouched. He force the handle, however it absolutely was fast.

The other 2 followed him. They tugged and heaved at the door, however it wouldn’t budge, not even once Hermione (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) her Alohomora charm.

“Now what?” same Bokkos.

“These birds… they can’t be here only for decoration,” same Hermione.

They watched the birds soaring overhead, glittering—glittering?

“They’re not birds!” Harry same suddenly. “They’re keys! Winged keys—look rigorously. so should mean…” he looked round the chamber whereas the opposite 2 squinted up at the flock of keys. “…yes—look! Broomsticks! We’ve ought to catch the key to the door!”

“But there square measure many them!”

Ron examined the lock on the door.

“We’re searching for an enormous, quaint one—probably silver, just like the handle.”

They every confiscate a hold and come into being into the air, soaring into the thick of the cloud of keys. They grabbed and snatched, however the ensorcelled keys darted and dived thus quickly it absolutely was virtually not possible to catch one.

Not for nothing, though, was Harry the youngest Seeker in an exceedingly century. He had a bent for recognizing things others didn’t. when a minute’s weaving regarding through the whirl of rainbow feathers, he noticed an outsized silver key that had a bent wing, as if it had already been caught and stuffed roughly into the hole.

“That one!” he referred to as to the others. “That huge one—there—no, there—with sky-blue wings—the feathers square measure all crumpled on one aspect.”

Ron went rushing within the direction that Harry was inform, crashed into the ceiling, and nearly fell off his broom.

“We’ve ought to pass on on it!” Harry referred to as, not taking his eyes off the key with the broken wing. “Ron, you return at it from above—Hermione, keep below and stop it from happening and I’ll try to catch it. Right, NOW!”

Ron dived, Hermione rocketed upward, the key dodged them each, and Harry patterned when it; it sped toward the wall, Harry leaned forward and with a nasty, crunching noise, stapled it against the stone with one hand. Bokkos and Hermione’s cheers echoed round the high chamber.

They landed quickly, and Harry ran to the door, the key troubled in his hand. He rammed it into the lock and turned—it worked. the instant the lock had clicked open, the key took flight once more, trying terribly battered currently that it had been caught double.

“Ready?” Harry asked the opposite 2, his hand on the door handle. They nodded. He force the door open.

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They were standing on the sting of a large checkerboard, behind the black chessmen, that were all taller than they were and carven from what gave the look of black stone. Facing them, manner across the chamber, were the white items. Harry, Bokkos and Hermione shivered slightly—the lofty white chessmen had no faces.

“Now what will we do?” Harry unvoiced .

“It’s obvious, isn’t it?” same Bokkos. “We’ve ought to play our manner across the space.”

Behind the white items they might see another door.

“How?” same Hermione nervously.

“I think,” said Ron, “we’re about to need to be chessmen.”

He walked up to a black knight and place his gift to the touch the knight’s horse. At once, the stone sprang to life. The horse pawed the bottom and also the knight turned his equipt head to seem down at Bokkos.

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“This desires wondering he same. I suppose we’ve ought to take the place of 3 of the black pieces…”

Harry and Hermione stayed quiet, looking at Bokkos assume. Finally he same, “Now, don’t be displeased or something, however neither of you’re that smart at chess—”

“We’re not displeased,” same Harry quickly. “Just tell United States what to try to to.”

“Well, Harry, you are taking the place of that bishop, and Hermione, you go next to him rather than that castle.”

“What regarding you?”

“I’m about to be a knight,” said Ron.

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“White invariably plays initial in chess,” said Ron, peering across the board. “Yes… look…”

A white pawn had enraptured forward 2 squares.

Ron began to direct the black items. They enraptured wordlessly where he sent them. Harry’s knees were trembling. What if they lost?

“Harry—move diagonally four squares to the correct.”

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“Had to let that happen,” said Ron, trying jolted. “Leaves you unengaged to take that bishop, Hermione, go on.”

Every time one amongst their men was lost, the white items showed no mercy. presently there was a huddle of limp black players slouched on the wall. Twice, Bokkos just about noticed in time that Harry and Hermione were at risk. He himself darted round the board, taking virtually as several white items as that they had lost black ones.

“We’re nearly there,” he muttered suddenly. “Let Maine think—let Maine think…”

The white queen turned her blank face toward him.

“Yes…” same Bokkos softly, “It’s the sole way… I’ve ought to be taken.”

“NO!” Harry and Hermione yelled.

“That’s chess!” snapped Bokkos. “You’ve ought to create some sacrifices! I take one revolution and she’ll take me—that leaves you unengaged to checkmate the king, Harry!”


“Do you would like to prevent Snape or not?”


“Look, if you don’t hurry up, he’ll have already got the Stone!”

There was no various.

“Ready?” Bokkos referred to as, his face pale however determined. “Here I go—now, don’t loiter around once you’ve won.”

He continued, and also the white queen pounced. She smitten Bokkos onerous across the top along with her stone arm, and he crashed to the floor—Hermione screamed however stayed on her square—the white queen dragged Bokkos to 1 aspect. He looked as if he’d been knocked out.

Shaking, Harry enraptured 3 areas to the left.

The white king took off his crown and threw it at Harry’s feet. that they had won. The chessmen compound and bowed, departure the door ahead clear. With one last desperate reminisce at Bokkos, Harry and Hermione charged through the door and up subsequent passageway.

“What if he’s—?”

“He’ll be fine,” same Harry, attempting to convert himself. “What does one reckon’s next?”

“We’ve had Sprout’s, that was the Devil’s Snare; Flitwick must’ve place charms on the keys; McGonagall transfigured the chessmen to form them alive; that leaves Quirrell’s spell, and Snape’s.”

They had reached another door.

“All right?” Harry unvoiced .

“Go on.”

Harry pushed it open.

A foul smell stuffed their nostrils, creating each of them pull their robes up over their noses. Eyes watering, they saw, flat on the ground before of them, a troll even larger than the one that they had tackled, out cold with a bloody lump on its head.

“I’m glad we tend to didn’t need to fight that one,” Harry unvoiced as they stepped rigorously over one amongst its large legs. “Come on, I can’t breathe.”

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“Snape’s,” same Harry. “What will we need to do?”

They stepped over the edge, and instantly a hearth sprang up behind them within the entryway. It wasn’t standard fireplace either; it absolutely was purple. At an equivalent instant, black flames shot up within the entryway leading onward. They were unfree.

“Look!” Hermione confiscate a roll of paper lying next to the bottles. Harry looked over her shoulder to scan it:

Danger lies before you, whereas safety lies behind,

Two people can assist you, that ever you’d realize,

One among United States seven can allow you to move ahead,

Another can transport the drinker back instead,

Two among our variety hold solely nettle wine,

Three people square measure killers, waiting bidden in line.

Choose, unless you would like to remain here evermore,

To help you in your alternative, we tend to offer you these clues four:

First, but artfully the poison tries to cover

You will invariably realize some on nettle wine’s left side;

Second, completely different square measure those that stand at either finish,

But if you’d move onward, neither is your friend;

Third, as you see clearly, all square measure completely different size,

Neither dwarf nor large holds death in their insides;

Fourth, the second left and also the second on the correct

Are twins once you style them, tho’ completely different initially sight.

Hermione set free a good sigh and Harry, amazed, saw that she was smiling, the final factor he felt like doing.

“Brilliant,” same Hermione. “This isn’t magic—it’s logic—a puzzle. lots of the best wizards haven’t got an oz. of logic, they’d be stuck in here forever.”

“But thus can we tend to, won’t we?”

“Of course not,” same Hermione. “Everything we’d like is here on this paper. Seven bottles: 3 square measure poison; 2 square measure wine; one can get United States safely through the black fireplace, and one can get United States back through the purple.”

“But however will we grasp that to drink?”

“Give Maine a second.”

Hermione scan the paper many times. Then she walked up and down the road of bottles, muttering to herself and inform at them. At last, she clapped her hands.

“Got it,” she said. “The smallest bottle can get United States through the black fire—toward the Stone.”

Harry checked out the little bottle.

“There’s just enough there for one amongst United States,” he said. “That’s hardly one swallow.”

They checked out one another.

“Which one can get you back through the purple flames?”

Hermione pointed at a rounded bottle at the correct finish of the road.

“You drink that,” same Harry. “No, listen, come back to and obtain Bokkos. Grab brooms from the flying-key space, they’ll get you out of the trapdoor and past Fluffy—go straight to the owlery and send Hedwig to Dumbledore, we’d like him. i would be able to hold Snape off for a short while, however I’m no match for him, really.”

“But Harry—what if You-Know-Who’s with him?”

“Well—I was lucky once, wasn’t I?” same Harry, inform at his scar. “I would possibly get lucky once more.”

Hermione’s lip trembled, and he or she suddenly dotted at Harry and threw her arms around him.


“Harry—you’re a good wizard, you know.”

“I’m not pretty much as good as you,” same Harry, terribly embarrassed, as she relinquishing of him.

“Me!” same Hermione. “Books! And cleverness! There square measure additional necessary things—friendship and bravado and—oh Harry—be careful!”

“You drink initial,” same Harry. “You square measure certain that is that, aren’t you?”

“Positive,” same Hermione. She took an extended drink from the spherical bottle at the top, and shuddered.

“It’s not poison?” same Harry uneasily.

“No—but it’s like ice.”

“Quick, go, before it wears off.”

“Good luck—take care.”

Hermione turned and walked straight through the purple fireplace.

Harry took a deep breath and picked up the littlest bottle. He turned to face the black flames.

“Here I return,” he said, and he drained the miscroscopic bottle in one gulp.

It was so as if ice was flooding his body. He place the bottle down and walked forward; he braced himself, saw the black flames licking his body, however mayn’t feel them—for a flash he could see nothing however dark fire—then he was on the opposite aspect, within the last chamber.

There was already somebody there—but it wasn’t Snape. It wasn’t even Voldemort.

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“But I thought—Snape—”

“Severus?” Quirrell laughed, and it wasn’t his usual quivering treble, either, however cold and sharp. “Yes, Severus will appear the kind, doesn’t he? thus helpful to own him swooping around like associate overgrown bat. Next to him, UN agency would suspect p-p-poor, st-stuttering P-Professor Quirrell?”

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“No, no, no. i attempted to kill you. Your friend Miss farmer accidentally knocked Maine over as she hurried to line fireplace to Snape at that Quidditch match. She stone-broke my eye contact with you. Another few seconds and I’d have gotten you off that broom. I’d have managed it before then if Snape hadn’t been muttering a countercurse, attempting to save lots of you.”

“Snape was attempting to save lots of me?”

“Of course,” same Quirrell nervelessly. “Why does one assume he wished to referee your next match? He was attempting to form certain I didn’t hump once more. Funny, really… he needn’t have daunted. I couldn’t do something with Dumbledore looking at. All the opposite academics thought Snape was attempting to prevent Gryffindor from winning, he did create himself unpopular… and what a waste of your time, once on balance that, I’m about to kill you tonight.”

Quirrell snapped his fingers. Ropes sprang out of nothingness and wrapped themselves tightly around Harry.

“You’re too nosey to measure, Potter. fast round the faculty on Hallowe’en like that, for all I knew you’d seen Maine coming back to seem at what was guarding the Stone.”

“You let the troll in?”

“Certainly. I actually have a special gift with trolls—you should have seen what I did to the one within the chamber back there? sadly, whereas everybody else was running around searching for it, Snape, UN agency already suspected Maine, went straight to the third floor to move Maine off—and not solely did my troll fail to beat you to death, that 3 headed dog didn’t even manage to bite Snape’s leg off properly.

“Now, wait quietly, Potter. i want to look at this attention-grabbing mirror.”

It was solely then that Harry complete what was standing behind Quirrell. it absolutely was the Mirror of Erised.

“This mirror is that the key to finding the Stone,” Quirrell murmured, sound his manner round the frame. “Trust Dumbledore to return up with one thing like this… however he’s in London… I’ll be isolated by the time he gets back…”

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“I saw you and Snape within the forest—” he blurted out.

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“I see the Stone… I’m presenting it to my master… however wherever is it?”

Harry struggled against the ropes binding him, however they didn’t offer. He had to stay Quirrell from giving his whole attention to the mirror.

“But Snape invariably gave the impression to hate Maine most.”

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For the primary time, a spasm of worry flitted across Quirrell’s face.

“Sometimes,” he said, “I realize it onerous to follow my master’s instructions—he may be a nice wizard and that i am weak—”

“You mean he was there within the room with you?” Harry gasped.

“He is with Maine where i’m going,” same Quirrell quietly. “I met him once I traveled round the world. A foolish young man i used to be then, jam-packed with ridiculous ideas regarding smart and evil. Lord Voldemort showed Maine however wrong i used to be. there’s no smart and evil, there’s solely power, and people too weak to hunt it… Since then, I actually have served him dependably, though I actually have let him down again and again. He has had to be terribly onerous on Maine.” Quirrell shivered suddenly. “He doesn’t forgive mistakes simply. once I didn’t steal the stone from Gringotts, he was most discontented. He reprimanded me… set he would need to keep a better watch on me…”

Quirrell’s voice trailed away. Harry was memory his trip to Diagon Alley however may he are thus stupid? He’d seen Quirrell there that terribly day, jolted hands with him within the Leaky pot.

Quirrell cursed below his breath.

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“Use the boy… Use the boy…”
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Quirrell rounded on Harry.

“Yes—Potter—come here.”

He clapped his hands once, and also the ropes binding Harry fell off. Harry got slowly to his feet.

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Quirrell enraptured shut behind him. Harry breathed within the funny smell that gave the impression to return from Quirrell’s turban. He closed his eyes, stepped before of the mirror, and opened them once more.

He saw his reflection, pale and frightened staring at initial. however a flash later, the reflection smiled at him. It place its hand into its pocket and force out a blood red stone. It winked and place the Stone back in its pocket—and because it did thus, Harry felt one thing serious drop into his real pocket. Somehow—incredibly—he’d gotten the Stone.

“Well?” same Quirrell with impatience. “What does one see?”

Harry screwed up his bravery.

“I see myself shaking hands with Dumbledore,” he fictional. “I—I’ve won the house cup for Gryffindor.”

Quirrell cursed once more.

“Get out of the manner,” he said. As Harry enraptured aside, he felt the Sorcerer’s Stone against his leg. Dare he create a clear stage for it?

But he hadn’t walked 5 paces before a high voice spoke, tho’ Quirrell wasn’t moving his lips.

“He lies… He lies…”

“Potter, come here!” Quirrell yelled. “Tell Maine the truth! What did you only see?”

The high voice spoke once more.

“Let Maine speak to him… face-to-face…”

“Master, you’re not robust enough!”

“I have strength enough… for this…”

Harry felt as if Devil’s Snare was maturation him to the spot. He couldn’t move a muscle. Petrified, he watched as Quirrell reached up and started to undo his turban. What was going on? The turban fell away. Quirrell’s head looked surprisingly tiny while not it. Then he turned slowly on the spot.

Harry would have screamed, however he couldn’t create a sound. wherever there ought to are a back to Quirrell’s head, there was a face, the foremost terrible face Harry had ever seen. it absolutely was chalk white with obvious red eyes and slits for nostrils, sort of a snake.

“Harry Potter…” it unvoiced .

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“See what I actually have become?” the face same. “Mere shadow and vapor… I actually have kind only I will share another’s body… however there have invariably been those willing to let Maine into their hearts and minds… imaginary creature blood has reinforced Maine, these past weeks… you saw devoted Quirrell drinking it on behalf of me within the forest… and once I actually have the Elixir of Life, {i will|i will be able to|i’ll} be able to produce a body of my own… Now… why don’t you offer Maine that Stone in your pocket?”

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“Don’t be a fool,” knotted the face. “Better save your own life and be a part of Maine… or you’ll meet an equivalent finish as your parents… They died mendicancy me for mercy…”

“LIAR!” Harry yelled suddenly.

Quirrell was walking backward at him, so Voldemort may still see him. The evil face was currently smiling.

“How touching…” it hissed. “I invariably price bravery… affirmative, boy, your folks were brave… I killed your father first; and he place up a valorous fight… however your mother needn’t have died… she was attempting to guard you… currently offer Maine the Stone, unless you would like her to own died vainly.”


Harry sprang toward the flame door, however Voldemort screamed “SEIZE HIM!” and also the next second, Harry felt Quirrell’s hand shut on his gliding joint. At once, a needle sharp pain cooked across Harry’s scar; his head felt as if it absolutely was near to split in two; he loud, scuffling with all his would possibly, and to his surprise, Quirrell relinquishing of him. The pain in his head lessened—he looked around wildly to envision wherever Quirrell had gone, and saw him round-backed in pain, staring at his fingers—they were blistering before his eyes.

“Seize him! SEIZE HIM!” hollo Voldemort once more, and Quirrell lunged, sound Harry clean off his feet, landing on high of him, each hands around Harry’s neck—Harry’s scar was virtually glaring him with pain, nonetheless he may see Quirrell howling in agony.

“Master, I cannot hold him—my hands—my hands!”

And Quirrell, tho’ promise Harry to the bottom together with his knees, relinquishing of his neck and stared, bewildered, at his own palms—Harry may see they looked burned, raw, red, and shiny.

“Then kill him, fool, and be done!” screeched Voldemort.

Quirrell raised his hand to perform a deadly curse, but Harry, by instinct, reached up and grabbed Quirrell’s face—


Quirrell rolled off him, his face blistering, too, then Harry knew: Quirrell couldn’t bit his clean skin, not while not suffering terrible pain—his solely likelihood was to stay hold of Quirrell, keep him in enough pain to prevent him from doing a curse.

Harry jumped to his feet, caught Quirrell by the arm, and prevailed as tight as he may. Quirrell screamed and (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to throw Harry off—the pain in Harry’s head was building—he mayn’t see—he could solely hear Quirrell’s terrible shrieks and Voldemort’s yells of, “KILL HIM! KILL HIM!” and different voices, perhaps in Harry’s own head, crying, “Harry! Harry!”

He felt Quirrell’s arm wrenched from his grasp, knew all was lost, and fell into blackness, down… down… down…

Something gold was coruscant simply higher than him. The Snitch! He (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to catch it, however his arms were too serious.

He blinked. It wasn’t the Snitch in the slightest (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook). it absolutely was a combine of glasses. however strange.

He blinked once more. The smiling face of Albus Dumbledore swam into read higher than him.

“Good afternoon, Harry,” same Dumbledore. Harry stared at him. Then he remembered: “Sir! The Stone! it absolutely was Quirrell! He’s got the Stone! Sir, quick—”

“Calm yourself, dear boy, you’re a trifle behind the days,” same Dumbledore. “Quirrell doesn’t have the Stone.”

“Then UN agency does? Sir, I—”

“Harry, please relax, or Madam Pomfrey can have Maine thrown out.”

Harry enclosed and looked around him. He complete he should be (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) within the hospital wing. He was lying in an exceedingly bed with white linen sheets, and next to him was a table concentrated high with what gave the look of 0.5 the candy search.

“Tokens from your friends and admirers,” same Dumbledore, beaming. “What happened down within the dungeons between you and faculty member Quirrell may be a complete secret, so, naturally, the entire faculty is aware of. i think your friends Misters Fred and martyr Weasley were chargeable for attempting to send you a rest room seat. little doubt they thought it’d amuse you. Madam Pomfrey, however, felt it would not be terribly sanitary , and confiscate it.”

“How long have I been in here?”

“Three days. Mr. Ronald Weasley and Miss farmer are most mitigated you have got change, they need been very upset.”

“But sit, the Stone—”

“I see you’re to not be distracted. Very well, the Stone. faculty member Quirrell failed to manage to require it from you. I arrived in time to forestall that, though you were doing all right on your own, I must say.”

“You got there? you bought Hermione’s owl?”

“We should have crossed in point. No sooner had I reached London than it be (harry potter audio books free) clear to Maine that the place I ought to be was the one I had simply left. I arrived simply in time to drag Quirrell off you.”

“It was you.”

“I feared i would be too late.”

“You nearly were, I couldn’t have unbroken him off the Stone a lot of longer—”

“Not the Stone, boy, you—the effort concerned nearly killed you. For one terrible moment there, i used to be afraid it had. As for the Stone, it’s been destroyed.”

“Destroyed?” same Harry without expression. “But your friend—Nicolas Flamel—”

“Oh, you recognize regarding Nicolas?” same Dumbledore, sounding quite delighted. “You did do the factor properly, didn’t you? Well, Nicolas and that i have had a trifle chat, and united it’s all for the simplest.”

“But meaning he and his married person can die, won’t they?”

“They have enough Elixir hold on to line their affairs so as then, yes, they’re going to die.”

Dumbledore smiled at the planning of astonishment on Harry’s face.

“To one as young as you, I’m certain it appears unbelievable, however to Nicolas and Perenelle, it very is like about to bed when a awfully, terribly long day. After all, to the well organized mind, death is however subsequent nice journey. You know, the Stone was very not such an exquisite factor. the maximum amount cash and life as you’ll want! the 2 things most kinsfolk would opt for higher than all—the hassle is, humans do have a bent of selecting exactly those things that square measure worst for them.”

Harry lay there, lost for words. Dumbledore hummed a trifle and smiled at the ceiling.

“Sir?” same Harry. “I’ve been thinking… sir—even if the Stone’s gone, Vol—, I mean, You-Know-Who—”

“Call him Voldemort, Harry. invariably use the correct name for things. worry of a reputation will increase worry of the factor itself.”

“Yes, sir. Well, Voldemort’s about to attempt different ways in which of returning, isn’t he? I mean, he hasn’t gone, has he?”

“No, Harry, he has not. he’s still out there somewhere, maybe searching for another body to share… not being actually alive, he can’t be killed. He left Quirrell to die; he shows even as very little mercy to his followers as his enemies. notwithstanding, Harry, whereas you’ll solely have delayed his come to power, it’ll simply take somebody else UN agency is ready to fight what appears a losing battle next time—and if he’s delayed once more, and again, why, he might ne’er come to power.”

Harry nodded, however stopped quickly, as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of it created his head hurt. Then he same, “Sir, there square measure another things I’d wish to grasp, if you’ll tell me… things i would like to grasp the reality about…”

“The truth.” Dumbledore sighed. “It may be a lovely and terrible factor, and will so be treated with nice caution. However, I shall answer your queries unless I actually have a awfully smart reason to not, within which case i encourage you’ll forgive Maine. I shall not, of course, lie.”

“Well… Voldemort same that he solely killed my mother as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of she (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to prevent him from killing Maine. however why would he need to kill Maine within the initial place?”

Dumbledore sighed terribly deeply this point.

“Alas, the primary factor you solicit from me, I cannot tell you. Not today. Not now. you’ll grasp, one day… place it from your mind for currently, Harry. once you square measure older… i do know you hate to listen to this… once you square measure prepared, you’ll grasp.”

And Harry knew it’d be no smart to argue.

“But why couldn’t Quirrell bit me?”

“Your mother died to save lots of you. If there’s one factor Voldemort cannot perceive, it is love. He didn’t understand that love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible sign… to own been white-haired thus deeply, despite the fact that the one who white-haired United States is gone, can offer United States some protection forever. it’s in your terribly skin. Quirrell, jam-packed with hate, greed, and ambition, sharing his soul with Voldemort, couldn’t bit you for this reason. it absolutely was agony to the touch someone marked by one thing thus smart.”

Dumbledore currently be (harry potter audio books free) terribly fascinated by a bird out on the sill, that gave Harry time to dry his eyes on the sheet. once he had found his voice once more, Harry said, “And the physical property Cloak—do you recognize UN agency sent it to me?”

“Ah—your father happened to go away it in my possession, and that i thought you would possibly adore it.” Dumbledore’s eyes twinkled. “Useful things… your father used it primarily for unavowed off to the kitchens to steal food once he was here.”

“And there’s one thing else…”

“Fire away.”

“Quirrell same Snape—”

“Professor Snape, Harry.”

“Yes, him—Quirrell same he hates Maine as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of he despised my father. Is that true?”

“Well, they did rather hate one another. Not in contrast to yourself and Mr. Malfoy. And then, your father did one thing Snape may ne’er forgive.”


“He saved his life.”


“Yes…” same Dumbledore moonily. “Funny, the manner people’s minds work, isn’t it? faculty member Snape couldn’t bear being in your father’s debt… I do believe he worked thus onerous to guard you this year as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free) of he felt that might create him and your father even. Then he may return to hating your father’s memory in peace…”

Harry (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to grasp this however it created his head pound, thus he stopped.

“And sir, there’s an added thing…”

“Just the one?”

“How did i buy the Stone out of the mirror?”

“Ah, now, I’m glad you asked Maine that. it absolutely was one amongst my brighter ideas, and between you and Maine, that’s locution one thing. You see, just one UN agency wished to seek out the Stone—find it, however not use it—would be able to cotton on, otherwise they’d simply see themselves creating gold or drinking Elixir of Life. My brain surprises even Maine sometimes… currently, enough queries. I counsel you create a begin on these sweets. Ah! Bettie Bott’s each Flavor Beans! i used to be unfortunate enough in my youth to return across a vomitflavored one, and since then I’m afraid I’ve rather lost my feeling for them—but i believe I’ll be safe with a pleasant candy, don’t you?”

He smiled and popped the golden brown bean into his mouth. Then he clogged and same, “Alas! Ear wax!”

Madam Pomfrey, the nurse, was a pleasant lady, however (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) terribly strict.

“Just 5 minutes,” Harry pleaded.

“Absolutely not.”

“You let faculty member Dumbledore in…”

“Well, of course, that was the schoolmaster, quite completely different. you would like rest.”

“I am resting, look, lying down and everything. Oh, go on, Madam Pomfrey…”

“Oh, very well,” she said. “But 5 minutes solely.”

And she let Bokkos and Hermione in.


Hermione looked able to fling her arms around him once more, however Harry was glad she control herself in as his head was still terribly sore.

“Oh, Harry, we tend to were certain you were going to—Dumbledore was thus worried—”

“The whole school’s talking regarding it,” said Ron. “What very happened?”

It was one amongst those rare occasions once truth story is even more bizarre and exciting than the wild rumors. Harry (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) them everything: Quirrell; the mirror; the Stone; and Voldemort. Bokkos and Hermione were a awfully smart audience; they gasped all (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) the correct places, and once Harry (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) them what was below Quirrell’s turban, Hermione screamed aloud.

“So the Stone’s gone?” same Bokkos finally. “Flamel’s simply about to die?”

“That’s what I same, however Dumbledore thinks that—what was it?—‘to the well organized mind, death is however subsequent nice journey.’”

“I invariably same he was off his rocker,” said Ron, trying quite affected at however crazy his hero was.

“So what happened to you two?” same Harry.

“Well, I arrived fine,” same Hermione. “I brought Bokkos round—that took a while—and we tend to were dashing up to the owlery to contact Dumbledore once we met him within the entrance hall—he already knew—he simply same, ‘Harry’s gone when him, hasn’t he?’ and hurtled off to the third floor.”

“D’you assume he meant you to try to to it?” same Bokkos. “Sending you your father’s cloak and everything?”

“Well,” Hermione exploded, “if he did—I mean to mention that’s terrible—you may are killed.”

“No, it isn’t,” same Harry thoughtfully. “He’s a funny man, Dumbledore. i believe he kind of wished to offer Maine an opportunity. i believe he is aware of additional or less everything that goes on here, you know. I reckon he had a fairly smart plan we tend to were about to attempt, and rather than stopping United States, he simply educated United States enough to assist. I don’t assume it absolutely was associate accident he let Maine decide however the mirror worked. It’s virtually like he thought I had the correct to face Voldemort if I could…”

“Yeah, Dumbledore’s off his rocker, all right,” same Bokkos with pride. “Listen, you’ve ought to be up for the top of year feast tomorrow. The points square measure beat and Slytherin won, of course—you lost the last Quidditch match, we tend to were steamrollered by Ravenclaw while not you—but the food’ll be smart.”

At that moment, Madam Pomfrey bustled over.

“You’ve had nearly fifteen minutes, now OUT,” she same firmly.

After a decent night’s sleep, Harry felt nearly back to traditional.

“I need to travel to the feast,” he (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) Madam Pomfrey as she straightened his several candy boxes. “I can, can’t I?”

“Professor Dumbledore says you’re to be allowed to travel,” she same stiffily, as if in her opinion faculty member Dumbledore didn’t understand however risky feasts may well be. “And you have got another traveller.”

“Oh, good,” same Harry. “Who is it?”

Hagrid sidled through the door as he spoke. as was common once he was inside, Hagrid looked too huge to be allowed. He Sabbatum down next to Harry, took one explore him, and burst into tears.

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“Hagrid!” same Harry, aghast to envision Hagrid shaking with grief and compunction, nice tears leaky down into his beard. “Hagrid, he’d have observed somehow, this is often Voldemort we’re talking regarding, he’d have observed although you hadn’t (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free) him.”

“Yeh could’ve died!” sobbed Hagrid. “An’ don’ say the name!”

“VOLDEMORT!” Harry bellowed, and Hagrid was thus aghast, he stopped crying. “I’ve met him and I’m line of work him by his name. Please cheer up, Hagrid, we tend to saved the Stone, it’s gone, he can’t use it. Have a Chocolate Frog, I’ve got loads…”

Hagrid wiped his nose on the rear of his hand and same, “That strikes a chord in my memory. I’ve got yeh a gift.”

“It’s not a ermine sandwich, is it?” same Harry uneasily, and finally Hagrid gave a weak chuckle.

“Nah. Dumbledore gave Maine the time off yesterday ter fix it. ’Course, he shoulda pillaged Maine instead—anyway, got yeh this…”

It gave the impression to be a handsome, animal skin lined book. Harry opened it curiously. it absolutely was jam-packed with wizard images. Smiling and waving at him from each page were his mother and father.

“Sent owls off ter all yer parents’ old-fashioned friends, askin’ fer photos… knew yeh didn’ have any… d’yeh like it?”

Harry couldn’t speak, however Hagrid understood.

Harry created his manner right down to the top of year feast alone (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audio Book Free) that night. He had been delayed by Madam Pomfrey’s fussing regarding, demand on giving him one last medical exam, therefore the hall was already full. it absolutely was decked within the Slytherin colours of inexperienced and silver to celebrate Slytherin’s winning the house cup for the seventh year in an exceedingly row. a large banner showing the Slytherin serpent lined the wall behind the dining table.

When Harry walked in there was a unforeseen hush, then everyone started talking loudly promptly. He slipped into a seat between Bokkos and Hermione at the Gryffindor table and (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Free Online) to ignore the very fact that folks were standing up to seem at him.

Fortunately, Dumbledore arrived moments later. The babble died away.

“Another year gone!” Dumbledore same cheerfully. “And i need to hassle you with associate recent man’s asthmatic waffle before we tend to sink our teeth into our delicious feast. What a year it’s been! Hopefully your heads square measure all a trifle fuller than they were… you have got the entire summer ahead to (free audio books harry potter) them nice and empty before next year starts…

“Now, as I realize it, the house cup here desires subsidization, and also the points stand thus: In fourth place, Gryffindor, with 300 and twelve points; in third, Hufflepuff, with 300 and fifty two; Ravenclaw has four hundred and twenty six and Slytherin, four hundred and lxxii.”

A storm of cheering and stamping stone-broke out from the Slytherin table. Harry may see Draco Malfoy banging his goblet on the table. it absolutely was a noisome sight.

“Yes, yes, well done, Slytherin,” same Dumbledore. “However, recent events should be taken into consideration.”

The room went terribly still. The Slytherins’ smiles light a trifle.

“Ahem,” same Dumbledore. “I have some instant points to dish out. Let me see. Yes…

“First—to Mr. Ronald Weasley…”

Ron went purple within the face; he gave the look of a radish with a foul sunburn.

“…for the simplest compete game of chess Hogwarts has seen in a few years, I award Gryffindor house fifty points.”

Gryffindor cheers nearly raised the ensorcelled ceiling; the celebrities overhead gave the impression to quiver. Percy may well be detected telling the opposite prefects, “My brother, you know! My youngest brother! Got past McGonagall’s large chess set!”

At last there was silence once more.

“Second—to Miss Hermione Granger… for the employment of cool logic within the face of fireside, I award Gryffindor house fifty points.”

Hermione buried her face in her arms; Harry powerfully suspected she had burst into tears. Gryffindors up and down the table were beside themselves—they were 100 points up.

“Third—to Mr. Harry Potter…” same Dumbledore. the space went deadly quiet “…for pure nerve and outstanding bravery, I award Gryffindor house sixty points.”

The din was thundery. those that may add up whereas yelling themselves cacophonous knew that Gryffindor currently had four hundred and seventy 2 points—exactly an equivalent as Slytherin. that they had tied for the house cup—if solely Dumbledore had given Harry only one additional purpose.

Dumbledore raised his hand. the space step by step fell silent.

“There square measure all types of bravery,” same Dumbledore, smiling. “It takes a good deal of bravery to square up to our enemies, however even as a lot of to square up to our friends. I so award 10 points to Mr. Neville Longbottom.”

Someone standing outside the good Hall would possibly well have thought some kind of explosion had taken place, thus loud was the noise that erupted from the Gryffindor table. Harry, Ron, and Hermione stood up to yell and cheer as Neville, white with shock, disappeared below a pile of individuals stimulation him. He had ne’er won most as a (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone unabridged audiobook) for Gryffindor before. Harry, still cheering, nudged Bokkos within the ribs and pointed at Malfoy, UN agency couldn’t have looked additional surprised and horror-struck if he’d simply had the Body Bind Curse placed on him.

“Which means that,” Dumbledore referred to as over the storm of approval, for even Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff were celebrating the downfall of Slytherin, “we want a trifle amendment of decoration.”

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It was the simplest evening of Harry’s life, higher than winning at Quidditch, or Christmas, or sound out mountain trolls… he would ne’er, ever forget tonight.

Harry had virtually forgotten that the communication (Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone Audiobook Online Free)s were still to return, however return they did. To their nice surprise, each he and Bokkos passed with smart marks; Hermione, of course, had the simplest grades of the primary years. Even Neville scraped through, his smart Herbology mark creating up for his abysmal Potions one. that they had hoped that Goyle, UN agency was virtually as stupid as he was mean, may be thrown out, however he had passed, too. it absolutely was a shame, however as Bokkos same, you couldn’t have everything in life.

And suddenly, their wardrobes were empty, their trunks were packed, Neville’s batrachian was found lurking in an exceedingly corner of the toilets; notes were two-handed bent all students, warning them to not United Statese magic over the vacations (“I invariably hope they’ll forget to offer us these,” same Fred Weasley sadly); Hagrid was there to require them right down to the fleet of boats that sailed across the lake; they were boarding the Hogwarts Express; talking and riant because the rural area be (harry potter audio books free) greener and tidier; consumption Bettie Bott’s each Flavor Beans as they sped past Muggle towns; pull off their wizard robes and putt on jackets and coats; pull into platform 9 and three-quarters at King’s Cross Station.

It took quite whereas for all of them to (free audio books harry potter) off the platform. A withered faction was up by the price ticket barrier, belongings them bear the gate in twos and threes in order that they didn’t attract attention by all detonating out of a solid wall promptly and minatory the Muggles.

“You should return and keep this summer,” said Ron, “both of you—I’ll send you associate bird of prey.”

“Thanks,” same Harry, “I’ll want one thing to seem forward to.” folks jostled them as they enraptured forward toward the entryway back to the Muggle world. a number of them called:

“Bye, Harry!”

“See you, Potter!”

“Still noted,” said Ron, smiling at him.

“Not wherever I’m going, I promise you,” same Harry.

He, Ron, and Hermione suffered the entryway along. “There he’s, Mom, there he’s, look!”

It was Ginny Weasley, Ron’s younger sister, however she wasn’t inform at Bokkos.

“Harry Potter!” she squealed. “Look, Mom! I will see—”

“Be quiet, Ginny, and it’s rude to purpose.”

Mrs. Weasley smiled down at them.

“Busy year?” she same.

“Very,” same Harry. “Thanks for the fudge and also the sweater, Mrs. Weasley.”

“Oh, it absolutely was nothing, dear.”

“Ready, are you?”

It was Uncle Vernon, still purple faced , still mustachioed, still trying furious at the nerve of Harry, carrying associate bird of prey in an exceedingly detain a station jam-packed with standard folks. Behind him stood auntie flower and Dudley, trying panicky at the terribly sight of Harry.

“You should be Harry’s family!” same Mrs. Weasley.

“In a way of speaking,” same Uncle Vernon. “Hurry up, boy, we tend to haven’t got all day.” He walked away.

Harry adorned back for a final word with Bokkos and Hermione.

“See you over the summer, then.”

“Hope you have—er—a smart vacation,” same Hermione, trying unsteadily when Uncle Vernon, aghast that anyone may well be thus unpleasant.

“Oh, I will,” same Harry, and that they were stunned at the grin that was spreading over his face. “They don’t grasp we’re not allowed to use magic reception. I’m about to have lots of fun with Dudley this summer…”