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The following is a transcription
of "Very early draft of Philosophers Stone (Page 2)", one of the
Potterania extras stored in your Scrapbook.
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The certificate reads the same as Very
early draft of Philosophers Stone (Page 1) but is different content.
This is almost certainly a mistake since this piece does not mention Spungen
at all. Also, it is possible that (Page 1) and (Page 2) were mislabeled.
The first line of (Page 1) could be the continuation from the last line
of (Page 2). 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'!"
a fat kind of cactus in the corner of the greenhouse
which moaned in a feeble sort of voice that its
spines were aching.
Quirrell's classes were a bit of a joke. Everyone
hoping for gruesome, spine-chilling classes on
but with Quirrell in charge they couldn't somehow
properly the right mood. His
classroom smelled strongly of
garlic. The story went that ever since a narrow
from a vampire in Rumania Quirrell had lived in
that it woud come and get him. He seemed almost
frightened of his students as the trolls, werewolves
and hags he was teaching them about; Seamus
Finnigan and Dean Thomas had a bet on to see how
long Quirrell would stutter over a single word
Madam McGonagle, who
was as different from Quirrell as it was possible
#### #### She was very strict and allowed no
"Transfiguration is one of the most difficult
dangerous kinds of magic," she told them in their
lesson. "Anyone playing the fool will leave my
and not come back."
Mistakes can be ??
Then she demonstrated how to turn a desk
a pig and back again. They were all
As Percy Weasley had predicted, however, she gave
a single match and told them they would first
learning how to turn them into needles. It really
horribly difficult. After two lessons only Hermione
had managed to make any difference to her match.
Madam McGonagle showed the class how Hermione's
match had gone pointed and silvery and Hermione
beamed at the praise.
And then there was Snape, who taught potions (in