By J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter thinks he's a normal boy. He lives along with his Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and cousin Dudley, who make him sleep in a cabinet below the steps. Then Harry starts off receiving mysterious letters and his existence is modified for ever. he's whisked away by way of a beetle-eyed great of a guy and enrolled in Hogwarts college of Witchcraft and Wizardry. the explanation: Harry Potter is a wizard!
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Twenty mins later, they left Eeylops Owl Emporium, which were darkish and entire of rustling and flickering, jewel-bright eyes. Harry now carried a wide cage which held a gorgeous snowy owl, speedy asleep along with her head lower than her wing. He couldn’t cease stammering his thank you, sounding similar to Professor Quirrell. ‘Don’ point out it,’ stated Hagrid gruffly. ‘Don’ count on you’ve had a lotta provides from them Dursleys. simply Ollivanders left now – in basic terms position fer wands, Ollivanders, and yeh gotta have the easiest wand. ’ A magic wand … this was once what Harry were rather anticipating. The final store used to be slim and tacky. Peeling gold letters over the door learn Ollivanders: Makers of excellent Wands for the reason that 382 BC. A unmarried wand lay on a pale red cushion within the dusty window. A tinkling bell rang someplace within the depths of the store as they stepped within. It used to be a tiny position, empty with the exception of a unmarried spindly chair which Hagrid sat directly to wait. Harry felt unusually as if he had entered a truly strict library; he swallowed loads of new questions which had simply happened to him and appeared as a substitute on the hundreds of thousands of slender containers piled smartly correct as much as the ceiling. For a few cause, the again of his neck prickled. The very dirt and silence in the following looked as if it would tingle with a few mystery magic. ‘Good afternoon,’ stated a delicate voice. Harry jumped. Hagrid should have jumped, too, simply because there has been a noisy crunching noise and he obtained speedy off the spindly chair. An outdated guy was once status ahead of them, his vast, faded eyes shining like moons in the course of the gloom of the store. ‘Hello,’ acknowledged Harry awkwardly. ‘Ah yes,’ acknowledged the fellow. ‘Yes, definite. i presumed I’d be seeing you quickly. Harry Potter. ’ It wasn’t a question. ‘You have your mother’s eyes. it sort of feels in simple terms the day before today she was once in the following herself, purchasing her first wand. Ten and 1 / 4 inches lengthy, swishy, made up of willow. great wand for attraction paintings. ’ Mr Ollivander moved towards Harry. Harry needed he may blink. these silvery eyes have been a section creepy. ‘Your father, nevertheless, favoured a mahogany wand. 11 inches. Pliable. a bit extra strength and perfect for transfiguration. good, I say your father favoured it – it’s rather the wand that chooses the wizard, after all. ’ Mr Ollivander had come so shut that he and Harry have been virtually face to face. Harry may possibly see himself mirrored in these misty eyes. ‘And that’s the place …’ Mr Ollivander touched the lightning scar on Harry’s brow with a protracted, white finger. ‘I’m sorry to assert I bought the wand that did it,’ he acknowledged softly. ‘Thirteen and a part inches. Yew. strong wand, very robust, and within the improper fingers … good, if I’d recognized what that wand was once going out into the area to do …’ He shook his head after which, to Harry’s reduction, noticed Hagrid. ‘Rubeus! Rubeus Hagrid! How great to determine you back … Oak, 16 inches, really flexible, wasn’t it? ’ ‘It was once, sir, yes,’ acknowledged Hagrid. ‘Good wand, that one. yet i assume they snapped it in part in case you obtained expelled? ’ stated Mr Ollivander, without notice stern. ‘Er – sure, they did, yes,’ stated Hagrid, shuffling his toes.