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The Daily Prophet newsletter 4

- Issue 4
DP4

Oct 1st 1999
The Daily Prophet
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Headlines

MINISTRY IMPOSES RESTRICTIONS

NEW POTION GIVES HOPE FOR HAGS

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Sports

Quidditch League Table & Match Information
Ballycastle Bats lead the league with 820 points and the Falmouth Falcons are still at the bottom of the table with 360 points. Upcoming matches and locations are announced.

PUDDLEMERE CHASER VANISHES AMID CHAOS AT HOLYHEAD MATCH

CANNONS BLAST THE FALCONS

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Crossword

Fiendishly Difficult Crossword

Calendar and Dates

Although the date printed on the Daily Prophet Newsletter DP4 is 1 October 1999, the timeframe for these events is 1992-1993.

Memorable lines

‘There were wands everywhere,’ said Timothy Blenkinsop (23), a Puddlemere supporter who was caught in the midst of the fighting. ‘Everywhere I looked people were collapsing. A lot of the Harpy supporters were using the Jelly-Brain jinx. A group of Puddlemere fans near me retaliated with the Sponge-Knees curse. It was shocking. I just ran. I count myself lucky to have escaped just with this tail.’

‘It is nonsense to say that Gwenog wanted the Holyhead fans to riot,’ said a Holyhead representative after the match. ‘Yes, maybe she did say that Wilda deserved to be gnawed to death by starving tarantulas, but that was a light-hearted remark which she certainly did not expect anybody to take seriously. And I’m quite sure that wherever Wilda is, she is not being devoured by spiders.’

‘Most of my hag volunteers have refrained from taking a bite out of me since last Tuesday’ he said.

'We’re not trying to stop people having fun. We’re just trying to stop them turning each other into artichokes without checking to see if they know the counter-charm.’

Characters Introduced

Table of Contents
Daily Prophet newsletters
Issue 4 — The Daily Prophet newsletter 4
Author
Dimensions 1802 words, A4, 4 pages
Publication
Abbreviation DP4
Canonicity Secondary Canon

Commentary

If someone is "helping the police with their enquiries" (like Gwenog Jones is after the Puddlemere-Harpies match), it is usually taken to mean they are being held in custody while the police gather enough evidence to press charges....

 

From the Web

Writing by J K Rowling on Pottermore: The Daily Prophet

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