时间：2020 01-29 作者：ebhrwlw 浏览量：20201
'I c-can't see! I've g-gone blind! I - '
Cover illustrations by Jason Cockcroft c 2003 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
'What are you going to do?' asked Harry quickly.
'Get up, you useless lump, get up!'
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
'Same time tomorrow?' said Dudley.
'What the devil do you mean by it, boy?' asked Uncle Vernon in a croaky voice that trembled with fury.
'I said, do you understand me?'
Harry's uncle came galumphing out of the living room, walrus moustache blowing hither and thither as it always did when he was agitated. He hurried forwards to help Aunt Petunia negotiate a weak-kneed Dudley over the threshold while avoiding stepping in the pool of sick.
'Oh, my dear, I wish it were so, but I'm afraid - MUNDUNGUS FLETCHER, I AM GOING TO KILL YOU!'
'Shh! He's trying to say something, Vernon! What is it, Diddy? Tell Mummy!'
A resounding CRACK filled the kitchen. Aunt Petunia screamed, Uncle Vernon yelled and ducked, but for the third time that night Harry was searching for the source of a disturbance he had not made. He spotted it at once: a dazed and ruffled-looking barn owl was sitting outside on the kitchen sill, having just collided with the closed window.
He walked on, hardly aware of the route he was taking, for he had pounded these streets so often lately that his feet carried him to his favourite haunts automatically. Every few steps he glanced back over his shoulder. Someone magical had been near him as he lay among Aunt Petunia's dying begonias, he was sure of it. Why hadn't they spoken to him, why hadn't they made contact, why were they hiding now?
Ignoring Uncle Vernon's anguished yell of 'OWLS!' Harry crossed the room at a run and wrenched the window open. The owl stuck out its leg, to which a small roll of parchment was tied, shook its feathers, and took off the moment Harry had taken the letter. Hands shaking, Harry unfurled the second message, which was written very hastily and blotchily in black ink.;