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The following is a transcription
of "Very early draft of Philosophers Stone (Page1)", one of the
Potterania extras stored in your Scrapbook.
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It appears that the two scrapbook pages Very
early draft of Philosophers Stone (Page 2) & (Page 1)
may have been labeled backwards because the certificate description on
each reads the same but they are of different content, and the first line
of (Page 1) could be the continuation of the last line from (Page
2). Also (Page 2) does not mention 'Spungen' at all. Look
closely at the crumpled corners and notice that they are the front and
back of the same sheet of paper.
The Certificate reads:
"Another page very early draft (around 1994)
of Philosophers Stone – note that Draco's surname used to be 'Spungen'!"
large and gloomy dungeon, lined with glass jars.
brilliant, jewel-coloured liquids, others, pickled
(various) bits of
changed his mind about Snape. At the
Start of Term Banquet he had got the idea that
Now After the very
first <Potions lesson he knew that he had
(He was wrong to think that Snape didn't like
him - Snape hated him.)
been wrong. Snape didn't dislike Harry – he hated
As he called the register
at the start of their first lesson,
together Snape glanced up to
look at each student as they answered
"Yes, sir." When Harry answered, Snape's
black eyes flashed
as he stared at him for a long while.
and a twisted smile twisted his thin mouth.
"Ah, yes, Potter," he
Dr. Flitwick Our new -ah- celebrity."
Draco Spungen snorted loudly and Harry flushed
anger. The <first year> Gryffindors and Slytherites
had Potions together
which gave the Gryffindors the chance to see the
<what everyone said about>
's , that he was vicious
to everyone except members of
When he had
Snape> finished taking the register <and Snape cast a
long look around at the twenty students,
his black eyes
glittering. addressed his
said, "You are here to learn the
subtle science and exact artistry of potion-making.
No bangs and sparks, No
<As here is little> foolish wand-waving , in
here, many of you will hardly believe this is
How very few of you cloth-headed young dolts will
the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron and
shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids
through human veins, bewitching the body and ensnaring
You I can teach you how to bottle
fame and glory, decant
power, stopper death – but how few of you dunderheads
will be able to learn."
Snape paused and his
glittering black eyes ???ed over
(the) class. No one spoke or moved. Snape was
one of those
(teach)ers whose silences you didn't break. Hermione