Leaky’s Daily Quotedown to Deathly Hallows: 44 Days

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Oct 07, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

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.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, “The Thief”





32 Responses to Leaky’s Daily Quotedown to Deathly Hallows: 44 Days

Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Awesome......!!! :)Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: ooh poor Ron...Avatar ImageDumblebridge says: ouch!Avatar Imagehonigmuffin says: He's so lucky Hermione has that bag!Avatar ImageJK.jr. says: That sounds terrible to be splinched... poor Ron, but go Hermione for immediately knowing what to do.Avatar ImageSilvery Doe says: good ol' Herimione!Avatar ImageDawna says: 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.Avatar Imageginnyshiel says: Ron had problems learing to apparate. Maybe because he hasn't a lot of self confidence.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: poor ronAvatar Imagedilysroot says: 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!Avatar Imagetaoist1 says: Strange how 'splinching' was funny in the earlier books. Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: 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.Avatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: quick thinking hermione ;) poor ron :( :DAvatar ImageJessSnape says: 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...Avatar ImageLost Northern says: its good to have hermione because she know everything or the majortiy of the magic so she know what to do nice XDAvatar ImageMJBDE15 says: Funny word, "Splinched" wonder where she came up with it..Avatar ImageSusmita singh says: I totaly agree with Dilysroot. I thought the same. Also the 1st time i came to know what splinched meant.Avatar ImageBless_the_children says: This part really scared me - I forgot about magic for a second and though Ron was going to die! Avatar ImageTheGleek77 says: weel thats a good quote :)Avatar ImageKeaHellstorm says: I NEEEEEEEEED HARRY POTTER D:Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: gotta focus on those D'sAvatar Imagefredluver14 says: i feel so bad for ron, hes always the unlucky one.Avatar ImageSohumdore says: :(Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Such a nerve-wracking part!Avatar ImageGryffindor Lioness101 says: II's a good thing that Hermione comes prepared for anything!Avatar Imagemystiqueminx says: i feel so bad for Ron,,earlier while reading HBP, even i pictured splinching to be something comical,,,but now,,so much blood,,i was shocked to read thatAvatar ImageSindi says: 44 Days! :D Nov. Is getting closer! :DAvatar Imagepigwey says: it says 42 days on mine lol:)Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: This was so terrifying, and I totally agree with taoist1, who mentioned how 'splinching' was funny in earlier books. Nothing funny about this!Avatar ImageSlyBones says: Splinching....good times.Avatar Imagehermionegranger100 says: goo!! hermoione!!Avatar Imageksddancer says: Cool quote but poor Ron! I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!

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