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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

by J.K. Rowling

Contrasting Regions Quotes Page 4

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Quote #10

"Ready, are you?"

It was Uncle Vernon, still purple-faced, still mustached, still looking furious at the nerve of Harry, carrying an owl in a cage in a station full of ordinary people. Behind him stood Aunt Petunia and Dudley, looking terrified at the very sight of Harry. (17.221-22)

Uncle Vernon's not that scary anymore, after facing Voldemort. He hasn't changed that much – "still purple-faced, still mustached, still looking furious" – but Harry has. He's already started to grow up. Now, the tables have turned, and Harry's relatives are "terrified at the very sight of" him, instead of it being the other way around.

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