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Leaky's Daily Quotedown to Deathly Hallows: 44 Days

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Posted by: Edward
October 07, 2010, 03:34 AM

There are now only 44 days left until "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I" hits theaters!  We are posting a quote from the first half of the book every day in celebration and to give us a chance to discuss and ponder the final book as it goes to film. Here is today's quote!

The moment his eyes fell upon Ron, all other concerns fled Harry's mind, for blood drenched the whole of Ron's left side and his face stood out, grayish-white, against the leaf-strewn earth. The Polyjuice Potion was wearing off now: Ron was halfway between Cattermole and himself in appearance, his hair turning redder and redder as his face drained of the little color it had left.

"What's happened to him?"

"Splinched," said Hermione, her fingers already busy at Ron's sleeve, where the blood was wettest and darkest.

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29 Comments

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ooh poor Ron…

Posted by Jane_Potter on October 07, 2010, 04:53 AM report to moderator
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390 Points

He’s so lucky Hermione has that bag!

Posted by honigmuffin on October 07, 2010, 06:13 AM report to moderator
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230 Points

That sounds terrible to be splinched… poor Ron, but go Hermione for immediately knowing what to do.

Posted by JK.jr. on October 07, 2010, 06:14 AM report to moderator
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255 Points

good ol’ Herimione!

Posted by Silvery Doe on October 07, 2010, 06:54 AM report to moderator
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606 Points

Poor Ron. I wonder if this had not happened, if he would have reacted better to things that happened after. It was the start of a hard time for him, the first in his life.

Posted by Dawna on October 07, 2010, 07:54 AM report to moderator
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Ron had problems learing to apparate. Maybe because he hasn’t a lot of self confidence.

Posted by ginnyshiel on October 07, 2010, 08:38 AM report to moderator
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5371 Points

poor ron

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on October 07, 2010, 10:21 AM report to moderator
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This part comes right after a remarkable, if not unlikely, escape from Ministry of Magic with the locket, and yet no celebrations here because one of them is seriously injured. Rowling just keeps up the pace and from the beginning when Hedwig gets killed and Mad Eye gets killed and Fred is injured — you know its going to be a rough ride. I’m glad the posters are so dark and scary, this is a dark and scary story!

Posted by dilysroot on October 07, 2010, 10:32 AM report to moderator
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Strange how ‘splinching’ was funny in the earlier books.

Posted by taoist1 on October 07, 2010, 11:25 AM report to moderator
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I noticed that too, taoist1. The earliest references to people leaving limbs behind were almost flippant – making it sound like a cartoony sort of predicament, not like people were on the verge of bleeding to death. This seems like an example of plot points that JKR didn’t really think through when she first started writing about them, but then developed the concepts more thoroughly as the series went on. (I guess my conception of her as some sort of writing superwoman who had every detail of 7 volumes clear in her head before ever setting pen to paper is a trifle exaggerated!) Another example of what seems like an afterthought is her statement identifying Dolohov as the Death Eater who killed Gideon and Fabian Prewitt. Had she planned that from the outset, it seems to me that she would have had Ron react more strongly to his encounters with the murderer of his uncles than with the rest of the Death Eaters, the same way that Neville has a special fear and revulsion for Bellatrix.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on October 07, 2010, 12:02 PM report to moderator
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1111 Points

quick thinking hermione ;)
poor ron :(
:D

Posted by Harrypotterultrafan on October 07, 2010, 12:15 PM report to moderator
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I was so sad when Ron got hurt after they worked so hard to get into the Ministry and got what they needed… But they did get back the locket, so I guess there was a silver lining there after all…

Posted by JessSnape on October 07, 2010, 12:46 PM report to moderator
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its good to have hermione because she know everything or the majortiy of the magic so she know what to do nice XD

Posted by Lost Northern on October 07, 2010, 12:50 PM report to moderator
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Funny word, “Splinched” wonder where she came up with it..

Posted by MJB™ on October 07, 2010, 12:54 PM report to moderator
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I totaly agree with Dilysroot. I thought the same. Also the 1st time i came to know what splinched meant.

Posted by Susmita singh on October 07, 2010, 01:01 PM report to moderator
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