Hey Recruiters! :D Here is going to be the first blog post that is a book excerpt. REMEMBER: this is all coming from J.K. Rowling's work I am not trying to copy anything! The rights go to her and Scholastic Inc. for the rights of the book! I am just trying to have fun, and to see if you, my followers/readers will like this idea (please let me know by email or on twitter, with either by @reply my to @hpfan7 or @HParmy.) Just remember all of this is coming from Jo's wondrous books. I am not trying to copy! Well I hope you have enjoyed the selection I have chosen to pick for today! I do not know how long it will be, lets just see!
This Selection comes from "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Chapter 18! I hope you enjoy this Book Excerpt. Remember to let me know! :D
BOOK EXCERPT: ORDER OF THE PHOENIX
Umbride has been reading your mail, Harry. There's no other explanation."
"You think Umbridge attacked Hedwig?" he asked, outraged.
"I'm almost certain of it," said Hermionie grimly. "Watch your frog, it's escaping."
Harry pointed his wand at the bullfrog that had been hopping hopefully toward the other side of the table-"Accio!"-and it zoomed gloomily back into his hand.
Charms was always one of the best lessons in which to enjoy a private chat: There was generally so much movement and activity that the danger of being overheard was very slight. Today, with the room full of croaking bullfrogs and cawing ravens, and with a heavy downpour of rain clattering and pounding against the classroom windows, Harry, Ron, and Hermione's whispered discussion about how Umbridge nearly caught Sirius went quite unnoticed.
"I've been suspecting that ever since Filch accused you of ordering Dungbombs, because it seemed such a stupid lie," Hermionie whispered. "I mean, once your letter had been read, it would have been quite clear you weren't ordering them, so wouldn't have been in trouble at all---it's a bit of a feeble joke isn't it? But then I thought, what if somebody just wanted an excuse to read your mail? Well then it would be a perfect way for Umbridge to manage it---tip off Filch , let him do the dirty work and confiscate the letter, then either find a way of stealing it from him or else demand to see it--I don't think Filch would object, when's he ever stuck up for a student's rights? Harry you're squashing your frog."
Harry looked down; he was indeed squeezing his bullfrog so tightly its eyes were popping; he replaced it hastily upon the desk.
"It was a very, very close call last night," said Hermione. "I just wonder if Umbridge knows how close it was. Silencio!"
The bullfrog on which she was practicing her Silencing Charm was struck dumb mid-croak and glared at her reproachfully.
"If she caught Snuffles . . ."
Harry finished her sentence for her.
"He's probably be back in Azkaban this morning." He waved his wand without really concentrating; his bullfrog swelled like a green ballon and emitted a high-pitched whistle.
"Silencio!" said Hermione hastily, pointing her wand at HArry's frog, which deflated silently before them. "Well, he mustn't do it again, that's all I just don't know how we're going to let him know. We can't send him an owl."
"I don't reckon he'll risk it again," said Ron. "He's not stupid, he knows she nearly got him. SIlencio!"
The large and ugly raven in front of him let out a derisive caw.
The raven cawed more loudly.
:It's the way your moving your wand," s aid Hermione, watching Ron critically. "You don't have want to wave, it's more a sharp jab."
"Ravens are harder than frogs," said Ron through clenched teeth.
"Fine, let's swap," said Hermione, seizing Ron's Raven and replacing it with her own fat bullfrog. "Silencio!" The raven continued to open and close its sharp beak, but no sound came out..
"Very good, Miss Granger!" said Professor Flitwick's squeaky little voice and Harry, Ron, and Hermione all jumped. "Now, let me see you try, Mr. Weasley!"
"Wha----? Oh---oh right," said Ron, very flustered. "Er---Silencio!"
He jabbed at the bullfrog so hard that he poked it in the eye; the frog gave a deafening croak and leapt off the desk.
It came as no surprise to any of them that Harry and Ron were given additional practice of the Silencing Charm for homework.
They were allowed to remain inside over break due to the downpour outside. They found seats in a noisy and overcrowded classroom on the first floor in which Peeves was floating dreamily up near the chandelier, occasionally blowing an ink pellet at the top of somebody's head. They had barely sat down when Angelina came struggling toward them through the groups of gossiping students.
"I've got permission!" she said. "To reform the Quidditch team!"
"Excellent!" said Ron and Harry together.
"Yeah," said Angelina, beaming. "I went to McGonagall and I think she might have appealed to Dumbledore---anyway, Umbridge had to give in. Ha! So I want you down at the pitch at seven o'clock tonight, all right, because we've got to make up time, you realize we're only three weeks away from our first match?"
She squeezed away from them, narrowly doged an ink pellet from Peeves, which hit a nearby first year instead, and vanished from sight.
Ron's smile slipped slightly as he looked out of the windows, which was now opaque with hammering rain.
"Hope this clears up . . . What's up with you Hermione?"
She too was gazing at the window, but not as though she really saw it. Her eyes were unfocused and there was a frown on her face.
"Just thinking . . ." she said, still frowning at the rain-washed window.
"About Siri . . . Snuffles?" said Harry.
"No . . . not exactly. . ." she said slowly. "More . . . wondering . . . I suppose we're doing the right thing . . . I think . . . aren't we?"
Harry and Ron looked at each other.
"Well, that clears that up," said Ron. "It would've been really annoying if you hadn't explained yourself properly."
Hermione looked at him as though she had only just realized he was there.
"I was just wondering," she said, her voice stronger now, "whether we're doing the right thing, starting the Defense Against the Dark Arts group."
Okay there was the book except for the night! In the future they will be a lot longer, but I just wanted to give you a preview for the night! To see if you like the idea. Please let me know! :D Well thanks for reading :D I hope you enjoyed this book excerpt from Order of the Phoenix!
Remember they will be longer in the future! I didn't realise that they would that this long to type! Also remember to tune back in again tonight more one of my regular old original blog posts! :)
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