This page indicates all differences between the U.K. and U.S. editions of the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
|pp.||U.K. Edition||U.S. Edition||pp.|
|21||was hard-done-by||had it bad||14|
|23||completely at sea||completely lost||17|
|17||September the first||September first||16|
|22||tinned soup||canned soup||22|
|24||‘Bit rich coming from you.’||“You should talk.”||25|
|26||wound down||rolled down||27|
|29||wellington boots||rubber boots||32|
|33||Father Christmas||Santa Claus||36|
|38||tank top||sweater vest||44|
|42||pulled the doors to||pulled the doors closed||50|
|45||an apothecary’s||an apothecary||54|
|52||group who||group that||63|
|56||check no one’s watching||check that no one’s watching||70|
|66||good on you||good for you||84|
|76||can’t say fairer||can’t do better||98|
|79||waste bin||waste basket||102|
|89||It’s mad||It’s ridiculous||116|
|89||treacle toffee||treacle fudge||116|
|93||shift the slime||get the slime off||121|
|96||he’s got flu||he’s got the flu||125|
|101||go to the loo||have a pee||133|
|111||hadn’t got||haven’t got||146|
|147||end of term||end of the term||197|
|160||Much the most difficult bit||By far the hardest part||214|
|173||news agent’s||variety store||231|
|185||grass on Hagrid||squeal on Hagrid||250|
|198||they went, crocodile fashion||they marched||267|
|199||A second later, Harry spotted something that made him hit Ron over the hand with his pruning shears.||A second later, Harry spotted something.Several large spiders were scuttling over the ground on the other side of the glass, moving in an unnatuarally straight line a though taking the shortest route to a prearranged meeting. Harry hit Ron over the hand with his pruning shears.||268|
|199||Harry was pointing at the ground a few feet away. Several large spiders were scurrying across the earth.||Harry pointed out the spiders, following their progress with his eyes screwed up against the sun.||269|
|199||Harry watched the spiders running away.||Harry’s eyes narrowed as he focused on the spiders. If they pursued their fixed course, there could be no doubt about where they would end up.||269|
|199||Professor Snape escorted||Professor Sprout escorted||269|
|208||hatching Aragog out in||hatching Aragog in||281|
|359||Mr Malfoy almost knocked Harry over as he swept into the room. Dobby went scurrying in after him, crouching at the hem of his cloak, a look of abject terror on his face.
‘So!’ said Lucius Malfoy, his cold eyes fixed on Dumbledore. ‘You’ve come back. The governors suspended you, but you still saw fit to return to Hogwarts.
|Mr. Malfoy almost knocked Harry over as he swept into the room. Dobby went scurrying in after him, crouching at the hem of his cloak, a look of abject terror on his face.
The elf was carrying a stained rag with which he was attempting to finish cleaning Mr. Malfoy’s shoes. Apparently Mr. Malfoy had set out in a great hurry, for not only were his shoes half-polished, but his usually sleek hair was disheveled. Ignoring the elf bobbing apologetically around his ankles, he fixed his cold eyes upon Dumbledore.
“So!” he said “You’ve come back. The governors suspended you, but you still saw fit to return to Hogwarts.”
original copyright 2001 Edward Olson, used by permission
additions and corrections copyright 2012-2017 Steve VanderArk