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British/American text comparison

My husband and I spent three years in Newfoundland and bought our Harry Potter books there. The Canadian editions are the same as the British text. I thought it wold be interesting to do a line-by-line comparison with the American edition and see where the differences were.

This is not meant to be a comprehensive list--I have not included every instance of an alternate word's usage. There are also many minor punctuation differences which I have not included. The American edition has quite a few more commas than the British. The British text follows UK style standards and uses single quotes (where the American uses double) and does not have periods after Mr and Mrs.

The American edition has a slightly larger typeface, and also has small illustrations at the beginning of each chapter, which the British edition does not.

British edition

American edition

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Chapter One:

realise

realize

get-ups

getups

dialling

dialing

moustache

mustache

living-room

living room

towards

toward

Mr Dursley hummed as he picked out his most boring tie for work and Mrs Dursley gossiped away happily as she wrestled a screaming Dudley into his highchair.

None of them noticed a large tawny owl flutter past the window.

At half-past eight, Mr Dursley picked up his briefcase, pecked Mrs Dursley on the cheek and tried to kiss Dudley goodbye but missed, because Dudley was now having a tantrum and throwing his cereal at the walls.

Mr. Dursley hummed as he picked out his most boring tie for work, and Mrs. Dursley gossiped away happily as she wrestled a screaming Dudley into his high chair.

None of them noticed a large, tawny owl flutter past the window.

At half past eight, Mr. Dursley picked up his briefcase, pecked Mrs. Dursley on the cheek, and tried to kiss Dudley good-bye but missed, because Dudley was now having a tantrum and throwing his cereal at the walls.

He was in a very good mood until lunch-time, when he thought he'd stretch his legs and walk across he road to buy himself a bun from the baker's opposite.

He was in a very good mood until lunchtime, when he thought he'd stretch his legs and walk across he road to buy himself a bun from the bakery.

This lot were whispering excitedly, too, and he couldn't see a single collecting tin.

This bunch were whispering excitedly, too, and he couldn't see a single collecting tin.

Was this normal cat behaviour, Mr Dursley wondered.

Was this normal cat behavior? Mr. Dursley wondered.

Dudley had learnt a new word ('Shan't!')

Dudley had learned a new word ("Won't!")

The news reader allowed himself a grin.

The newscaster allowed himself a grin.

'Well, I just thought...maybe...it was something to do with...you know... her lot.'

"Well, I just thought...maybe...it was something to do with...you know... her crowd."

It was staring down Privet Drive as though it was waiting for something.

It was staring down Privet Drive as though it were waiting for something.

It didn't so much as quiver when a car door slammed in the next street

It didn't so much as quiver when a car door slammed on the next street

'Would you care for a sherbet lemon?'

"Would you care for a lemon drop?"

he had hands the size of dustbin lids

he had hands the size of trash can lids

'And where did you get that motorbike?'

"And where did you get that motorcycle?"

'Scars can come in useful. I have one myself above my left knee which is a perfect map of the London Underground.'

"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."

Chapter Two:

ice-cream

ice cream

afterwards

afterward

dining-room

dining room

what looked like a large pink beach ball wearing different-coloured bobble hats

what looked like a large pink beach ball wearing different-colored bonnets

on a roundabout at the fair

on a carousel at the fair

Harry heard her walking towards the kitchen and then the sound of the frying pan being put on the cooker.

Harry heard her walking toward the kitchen and then the sound of the frying pan being put on the stove.

It looked as though Dudley had got the new computer he wanted,

It looked as though Dudley had gotten the new computer he wanted,

He wore round glasses held together with a lot of Sellotape

He wore round glasses held together with a lot of Scotch tape

while Harry and Uncle Vernon watched Dudley unwrap the racing bike, a cine-camera, a remote control aeroplane, sixteen new computer games, and a video recorder.

while Harry and Uncle Vernon watched Dudley unwrap the racing bike, a video camera, a remote control airplane, sixteen new computer games, and a VCR.

Every year on Dudley's birthday his parents took him and a friend out for the day, to adventure parks, hamburger bars or the cinema.

Every year on Dudley's birthday, his parents took him and a friend out for the day, to adventure parks, hamburger restaurants, or the movies.

'On holiday in Majorca,'

"On vacation in Majorca,"

cut his hair so short he was almost bald except for his fringe,

cut his hair so short he was almost bald except for his bangs,

Another time, Aunt Petunia had been trying to force him into a revolting old jumper of Dudley's (brown with orange bobbles). The harder she tried to pull it over his head, the smaller it seemed to become, until finally it might have fitted a glove puppet, but it certainly wouldn't fit Harry.

Another time, Aunt Petunia had been trying to force him into a revolting old sweater of Dudley's (brown with orange puff balls). The harder she tried to pull it over his head, the smaller it seemed to become, until finally it might have fitted a hand puppet, but it certainly wouldn't fit Harry.

But all he'd tried to do...was jump behind the big bins outside the kitchen doors.

But all he'd tried to do...was jump behind the big trash cans outside the kitchen doors.

He turned right around in his seat and yelled at Harry, his face like a gigantic beetroot with a moustache, 'MOTORBIKES DON'T FLY!'

He turned right around in his seat and yelled at Harry, his face like a gigantic beet with a mustache, "MOTORCYCLES DON'T FLY!"

they bought him a cheap lemon ice lolly.

they bought him a cheap lemon ice pop.

They ate in the zoo restaurant and when Dudley had a tantrum because his knickerbocker glory wasn't big enough,

They ate in the zoo restaurant, and when Dudley had a tantrum because his knickerbocker glory didn't have enough ice cream on top,

Chapter Three:

practise

practice

letter-bombs

letter bombs

window-sill

windowsill

grey

gray

snivelled

sniveled

mouldy

moldy

Dudley had a place at Uncle Vernon's old school, Smeltings.

Dudley had been accepted at Uncle Vernon's old private school, Smeltings.

Harry, on the other hand, was going to Stonewall High, the local comprehensive.

Harry, on the other hand, was going to Stonewall High, the local public school.

They heard the click of the letter-box and the flop of letters on the doormat.

'Get the post, Dudley,' said Uncle Vernon from behind his paper.

They heard the click of the mail slot and the flop of letters on the doormat.

"Get the mail, Dudley," said Uncle Vernon from behind his paper.

a small, working tank Dudley had once driven over next door's dog;

a small, working tank Dudley had once driven over the next door neighbor's dog;

'Poke him with your Smeltings stick, Dudley.'

"Poke him with your Smelting stick, Dudley."

in the downstairs toilet

in the downstairs bathroom

Aunt Petunia shredded the letters in her food mixer.

Aunt Petunia shredded the letters in her food processor.

'No post on Sundays,' he reminded them happily as he spread marmalade on his newspapers,

"No post on Sundays," he reminded them cheerfully as he spread marmalade on his newspapers,

speeding towards the motorway

speeding toward the highway

The same thing happened in the middle of a ploughed field, halfway across a suspension bridge and at the top of a multi-storey car park.

The same thing happened in the middle of a plowed field, halfway across a suspension bridge, and at the top of a multi level parking garage.

Uncle Vernon's rations turned out to be a packet of crisps each and four bananas.

Uncle Vernon's rations turned out to be a bag of chips each and four bananas.

 Chapter Four:

'I know some things,' he said. 'I can, you know, do maths and stuff.'

"I know some things," he said. "I can, you know, do math and stuff."

We are pleased to inform you that you have a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Term begins on 1 September. We await your owl by no later than 31 July.

Term begins on September 1. We await your owl by no later than July 31.

Chapter Five:

harbour

harbor

humour

humour

passers-by

passersby

honour

honor

cart-ride

cart ride

dog-biscuits

dog biscuits

favoured

favored

The owl then fluttered on to the floor and began to attack Hagrid's coat.

The owl then fluttered onto the floor and began to attack Hagrid's coat.

bunches of keys, slug pellets, balls of string, mint humbugs, teabags

bunches of keys, slug pellets, balls of string, peppermint humbugs, teabags

Harry counted out five little bronze coins and the owl held out its leg so he could put the money into a small leather pouch tied to it. Then it flew off through the open window.

Harry counted out five little bronze coins and the owl held out his leg so Harry could put the money into a small leather pouch tied to it. Then he flew off through the open window.

Hagrid...gave the notes to Harry so he could buy their tickets.

Hagrid...gave the bills to Harry so he could buy their tickets.

A little man in a top hat was talking to the old barman, who was quite bald and looked like a gummy walnut.

A little man in a top hat was talking to the old bartender, who was quite bald and looked like a toothless walnut.

Hagrid got out and had to lean against the wall to stop his knees trembling.

Hagrid got out and had to lean against the wall to stop his knees from trembling.

'If he'd known who yeh were--he's grown up knowin' yer name if his parents are wizardin' folk--you saw 'em in the Leaky Cauldron.'

"If he'd known who yeh were--he's grown up knowin' yer name if his parents are wizardin' folk. You saw what everyone in the Leaky Cauldron was like when they saw yeh."

'It's like--like football in the Muggle world--'

"It's like--like soccer in the Muggle world--"

with the sleeping snowy owl on Harry's lap

with the snowy owl asleep in its cage on Harry's lap.

Chapter Six:

nine and three quarters

nine and three-quarters

time-wasters

time wasters

over head

overhead

wrought iron

wrought-iron

half-hidden

half hidden

riff-raff

riffraff

they acted as though any chair with Harry in it was empty.

they acted as though any chair with Harry in it were empty.

It was lucky that Aunt Petunia didn't come in to hoover any more, because Hedwig kept bringing back dead mice.

It was lucky that Aunt Petunia didn't come in to vacuum anymore, because Hedwig kept bringing back dead mice.

Uncle Vernon dumped Harry's trunk on to a trolley and wheeled it in to the station for him.

Uncle Vernon dumped Harry's trunk onto a cart and wheeled it into the station for him.

He wondered if he should get out his wand and start tapping the ticket box between platforms nine and ten.

He wondered if he should get out his wand and start tapping the ticket inspector's stand between platforms nine and ten.

but just as the boy reached the divide between the two platforms, a large crowd of tourists came swarming in front of him and by the time the last rucksack had cleared away, the boy had vanished.

but just as the boy reached the dividing barrier between the two platforms, a large crowd of tourists came swarming in front of him and by the time the last backpack had cleared away, the boy had vanished.

His twin called after him to hurry up, and he must have done, because a second later, he had gone

His twin called after him to hurry up, and he must have done so, because a second later, he had gone

Now the third brother was walking briskly towards the ticket barrier

Now the third brother was walking briskly toward the barrier

'Hullo, dear,' she said.

"Hello, dear," she said.

'Er--OK,' said Harry.

"Er--okay," said Harry.

The two boys gawped at him and Harry felt himself going red.

The two boys gawked at him, and Harry felt himself turning red.

'Coming, Mum.'

"Coming, Mom."

Harry leant back quickly so they couldn't see him looking.

Harry leaned back quickly so they couldn't see him looking.

'Anything off the trolley, dears?'

"Anything off the cart, dears?"

He had never had any money for sweets with the Dursleys

He had never had any money for candy with the Dursleys

eating their way through all Harry's pasties and cakes

eating their way through all Harry's pasties, cakes, and candies

'George reckons he had a bogey-flavoured one once.'

"George reckons he had a booger-flavored one once."

'I've learnt all our set books off by heart, of course...'

"I've learned all our course books by heart, of course..."

'I hope I'm in Gryffindor...I hear Dumbledore himself was one.'

"I hope I'm in Gryffindor...I hear Dumbledore himself was in it."

Both Harry and Ron stood up. Ron's face was as red as his hair.

'Say that again,' he said.

Both Harry and Ron stood up.

"Say that again," Ron said, his face as red as his hair.

'I've just been up the front to ask the driver and he says we're nearly there.'

"I've just been up to the front to ask the conductor, and he says we're nearly there."

Ron's were a bit short for him, you could see his trainers underneath them.

Ron's were a bit short for him, you could see his sneakers underneath them.

 Chapter Seven:

mid-air

midair

centre

center

snake-like

snakelike

armour

armor

cosy

cozy

deep-red

deep red

The entrance hall was so big you could have fitted the whole of the Dursley's house in it.

The entrance hall was so big you could have fit the whole of the Dursley's house in it.

they glided across the room talking to each other and hardly glancing at the first years.

they glided across the room talking to one another and hardly glancing at the first years.

Maybe they had to try and get a rabbit out of it, Harry thought

Maybe they had to try and get a rabbit out of it, Harry thought

he thought they looked an unpleasant lot.

he thought they looked like an unpleasant lot.

He remembered being picked for teams during sports lessons at his old school.

He remembered being picked for teams during gym at his old school.

And now there were only three people left to be sorted. 'Turpin, Lisa,' became a Ravenclaw and then it was Ron's turn.

And now there were only three people left to be sorted. "Thomas, Dean," a Black boy even taller than Ron, joined Harry at the Gryffindor table. "Turpin, Lisa," became a Ravenclaw and then it was Ron's turn.

Albus Dumbledore had got to his feet.

Albus Dumbledore had gotten to his feet.

roast potatoes, chips, Yorkshire pudding

roast potatoes, fries, Yorkshire pudding

Harry piled his plate with a bit of everything except the humbugs and began to eat.

Harry piled his plate with a bit of everything except the peppermints and began to eat.

'Gryffindor have never gone so long without winning. Slytherin have got the cup six years in a row!'

"Gryffindors have never gone so long without winning. Slytherins have got the cup six years in a row!"

A moment later the puddings appeared.

A moment later the desserts appeared.

trifle, strawberries, jelly, rice pudding...

trifle, strawberries, Jell-O, rice pudding...

'Mam didn't tell him she was a witch 'til after they were married.'

"Mom didn't tell him she was a witch 'til after they were married."

'Great Uncle Algie came round for tea and he was hanging me out of an upstairs window by the ankles'

"Great Uncle Algie came round for dinner, and he was hanging me out of an upstairs window by the ankles"

'Ahem--just a few more words now we are all fed and watered. I have a few start of term notices to give you.'

'Ahem--just a few more words now that we are all fed and watered. I have a few start-of-term notices to give you.'

the forest in the grounds is forbidden to all pupils.

the forest on the grounds is forbidden to all pupils.

Chapter Eight:

waste-paper

wastepaper

criticising

citicizing

People queuing outside classrooms stood on tiptoe to get a look at him,

People lining up outside classrooms stood on tiptoe to get a look at him,

And then, once you had managed to find them, there were the lessons themselves.

And then, once you had managed to find them, there were the classes themselves.

Easily the most boring lesson was History of Magic, which was the only class taught by a ghost.

Easily the most boring class was History of Magic, which was the only one taught by a ghost.

At the start of their first lesson he took the register

At the start of their first lesson he took the roll call

Strict and clever, she gave them a talking to the moment they had sat down in her first class.

Strict and clever, she gave them a talking-to the moment they sat down in her first class.

After making a lot of complicated notes,

After taking a lot of complicated notes,

Harry tore it open at once.

Dear Harry, it said, in a very untidy scrawl,

I know you get Friday afternoons off, so would you like to come and have a cup of tea with me around three?

Harry tore it open at once. It said, in a very untidy scrawl:

Dear Harry,

I know you get Friday afternoons off, so would you like to come and have a cup of tea with me around three?

Within seconds, the whole class were standing on their stools

Within seconds, the whole class was standing on their stools

The rock cakes almost broke their teeth,

The rock cakes were shapeless lumps with raisins that almost broke their teeth,

Chapter Nine:

first year Gryffindors

first-year Gryffindors

hang-glider

hang glider

dinner time

dinnertime

Any time

anytime

face to face

face-to-face

common-room

common room

night-time

nighttime

sing-song

singsong

'You don't know you'll make a fool of yourself,'

"You don't know that you'll make a fool of yourself,"

as they marched down the sloping lawns towards a smooth lawn on the opposite side of the grounds

as they marched down the sloping lawns toward a smooth, flat lawn on the opposite side of the grounds

Harry made a sharp about turn and held the broom steady.

Harry made a sharp about-face and held the broom steady.

They pulled on their dressing-gowns,

They pulled on their bathrobes,

'Don't mess me about, Peeves, now where did they go?'

"Don't mess with me, Peeves, now where did they go?"

Chapter Ten:

Hallowe'en

Halloween

zig-zagging

zigzagging

skywards

skyward

start of term banquet

start-of-term banquet

grey

gray

Malfoy couldn't believe his eyes when he saw that Harry and Ron were still at Hogwarts next day, looking tired but perfectly cheerful. Indeed, by next morning Harry and Ron thought that meeting the three-headed dog had been an excellent adventure and they were quite keen to have another one.

Malfoy couldn't believe his eyes when he saw that Harry and Ron were still at Hogwarts the next day, looking tired but perfectly cheerful. Indeed, by the next morning Harry and Ron thought that meeting the three-headed dog had been an excellent adventure, and they were quite keen to have another one.

just such a thing arrived with the post about a week later.

just such a thing arrived in the mail about a week later.

Oliver Wood will meet you tonight on the Quidditch pitch at seven o'clock for your first training session.

Oliver Wood will meet you tonight on the Quidditch field at seven o'clock for your first training session.

As seven o'clock drew nearer, Harry left the castle and set off towards the Quidditch pitch in the dusk.

As seven o'clock drew nearer, Harry left the castle and set off in the dusk toward the Quidditch field.

He handed Harry a small club, a bit like a rounders bat.

He handed Harry a small club, a bit like a short baseball bat.

Harry swung at it with the bat to stop it breaking his nose

Harry swung at it with the bat to stop it from breaking his nose

The castle felt more like home that Privet Drive had ever done.

The castle felt more like home that Privet Drive ever had.

Ron was in a very bad temper by the end of the class.

Ron was in a very bad mood by the end of the class.

Hermione was crying in the girls' toilets and wanted to be left alone.

Hermione was crying in the girls' bathroom and wanted to be left alone.

Harry was just helping himself to a jacket potato

Harry was just helping himself to a baked potato

There was uproar.

There was an uproar.

'Urgh--troll bogies.'

"Urgh--troll boogers."

'Students are finishing the feast in their Houses.'

"Students are finishing the feast in their houses."

'We should have got more than ten points,'

"We should have gotten more than ten points,"

Chapter Eleven:

staff room

staffroom

non-stop

nonstop

head first

headfirst

'Seekers are always the ones who get nobbled by the other team.'

"Seekers are always the ones who get clobbered by the other team."

Meanwhile, in the changing rooms,

Meanwhile, in the locker room,

Quaffle taken by Slytherin

Quaffle taken by the Slytherins

Harry's broom span off course, Harry hanging on for dear life.

Harry's broom spun off course, Harry hanging on for dear life.

Down in the stands, Dean Thomas was yelling, 'Send him off, ref! Red card!'

'This isn't football, Dean,' Ron reminded him. 'You can't send people off in Quidditch--and what's a red card?'

But Hagrid was on Dean's side.

Down in the stands, Dean Thomas was yelling, "Send him off, ref! Red card!"

"What are you talking about, Dean?" said Ron.

"Red card!" said Dean furiously. "In soccer you get shown the red card and you're out of the game!"

"But this isn't soccer, Dean," Ron reminded him.

Hagrid, however, was on Dean's side.

The whole crowd were on their feet

The whole crowd was on its feet

Chapter Twelve:

draughty

drafty

home-made

homemade

silvery-grey

silvery gray

Rear-Admiral's hat

rear admiral's hat

wide awake

wide-awake

pitch black

pitch-black

blood-curdling

bloodcurdling

ear-splitting

earsplitting

armour

armor

short cut

shortcut

scared looking

scared-looking

any more

anymore

pyjamas

pajamas

Professor McGonagall had come round the week before,

Professor McGonagall had come around the week before,

no less than twelve towering Christmas trees

no fewer than twelve towering Christmas trees

They had been looking for a fortnight, after all,

They had been looking for two weeks, after all,

bread, crumpets, marshmallows--

bread, English muffins, marshmallows--

When he woke early next morning

When he woke early in the morning

'Happy Christmas,' said Ron sleepily as Harry scrambled out of bed and pulled on his dressing-gown.

"Merry Christmas," said Ron sleepily as Harry scrambled out of bed and pulled on his bathrobe.

'I think I know who that one's from,' said Ron, going a bit pink and pointing to a very lumpy parcel. 'My mum. I told her you didn't expect any presents and--oh, no,' he groaned, 'She's made you a Weasley jumper.'

"I think I know who that one's from," said Ron, turning a bit pink and pointing to a very lumpy parcel. "My mom. I told her you didn't expect any presents and--oh, no," he groaned, "she's made you a Weasley sweater."

His next present also contained sweets

His next present also contained candy

This left only one parcel.

This only left one parcel.

platters of fat chipolatas

platters of chipolatas

These fantastic crackers were nothing like the feeble Muggle ones the Dursleys usually bought, with their little plastic toys and their flimsy paper hats.

These fantastic party favors were nothing like the feeble Muggle ones the Dursleys usually bought, with their little plastic toys and their flimsy paper hats inside.

After a tea of turkey sandwiches,

After a meal of turkey sandwiches,

He passed Filch almost in the doorway

He passed Filch in the doorway

It looked like a disused classroom.

It looked like an unused classroom.

It stuck up at the back, just like Harry's did.

It stuck up at the back, just as Harry's did.

'Mum?' he whispered. 'Dad?'

"Mom?" he whispered. "Dad?"

 Chapter Thirteen:

opera-lover

opera lover

'Dumbledore is particularly famous for his defeat of the dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945,'

"Professor Dumbledore is particularly famous for his defeat of the dark wizard Grindelwald in 1945,"

'Nicholas Flamel,' she whispered dramatically, 'is the only known maker of the Philosopher's Stone!'

"Nicholas Flamel," she whispered dramatically, "is the only known maker of the Sorceror's Stone!"

'I bet he asked Dumbledore to keep it safe for him, because they're friends and he knew someone was after it. That's why he wanted the Stone moved out of Gringott's!'

'A stone that makes gold and stops you ever dying!' said Harry.

"I bet he asked Dumbledore to keep it safe for him, because they're friends and he knew someone was after it, that's why he wanted the Stone moved out of Gringott's!"

"A stone that makes gold and stops you from ever dying!" said Harry.

The idea of overtaking Slytherin in the house championship was wonderful, no one had done it for nearly seven years.

The idea of overtaking Slytherin in the house championship was wonderful, no one had done it for seven years.

There was no way that Snape would dare to try and hurt him if Dumbledore was watching.

There was no way that Snape would dare to try to hurt him if Dumbledore was watching.

Ron's nerves were already stretched to breaking point with anxiety about Harry.

Ron's nerves were already stretched to the breaking point with anxiety about Harry.

 Chapter Fourteen:

for ever

forever

goodbye

good-bye

bye bye

bye-bye

She had started drawing up revision time-tables and colour-coding all her notes.

She had started drawing up study schedules and color-coding all her notes.

'What am I revising for? Are you mad?'

"What am I studying for? Are you crazy?"

'Our lot have to keep putting spells on Muggles'

"Our kind have to keep putting spells on Muggles"

There was no point beating about the bush.

There was no point beating around the bush.

It was driving them mad.

It was driving them nuts.

it had a long snout with wide nostrils, stubs of horns and bulging, orange eyes.

it had a long snout with wide nostrils, the stubs of horns and bulging, orange eyes.

'Bless him, look, he knows his mummy!' said Hagrid.

"Bless him, look, he knows his mommy!" said Hagrid.

They looked at each other.

They looked at one another.

  Chapter Fifteen:

cock and bull story

cock-and-bull story

well known

well-known

furore

furor

tree-stump

tree stump

wilder looking

wilder-looking

tail-hair

tail hair

half life

half-life

'Mr Filch says you were up the astronomy tower.'

"Mr. Filch says you were up in the astronomy tower."

learn charms and spells off by heart, memorise the dates of magical discoveries and goblin rebellions …

learn charms and spells by heart, memorize the dates of magical discoveries and goblin rebellions….

'That's your lookout, isn't it?' said Filch,

"That's your problem, isn't it?" said Filch,

'I thought we'd be writing lines or something,'

"I thought we'd be copying lines or something,"

'Look, I've jus' bin askin' Ronan, you seen anythin' odd in here lately? Only there's a unicorn bin injured-would yeh know anythin' about it?'

"Look, I've jus' bin askin' Ronan, you seen anythin' odd in here lately? There's a unicorn bin injured-would yeh know anythin' about it?"

Malfoy, it seemed, had sneaked up behind Neville and grabbed him for a joke.

Malfoy, it seemed, had sneaked up behind Neville and grabbed him as a joke.

The cloaked figure reached the unicorn, it lowered its head over the wound in the animal's side, and began to drink its blood.

The cloaked figure reached the unicorn, lowered its head over the wound in the animal's side, and began to drink its blood.

It got to its feet and came swiftly towards him--he couldn't move for fear.

Then a pain pierced his head like he'd never felt before, it was as though his scar was on fire--half blinded, he staggered backwards. He heard hooves behind him, galloping, and something jumped clean over him, charging at the figure.

It got to its feet and came swiftly toward Harry--he couldn't move for fear.

Then a pain like he'd never felt before pierced his head; it was as though his scar were on fire. Half blinded, he staggered backward. He heard hooves behind him, galloping, and something jumped clean over Harry, charging at the figure.

 Chapter Sixteen:

snuff-box

snuffbox

night-time

nighttime

lamp-like

lamplike

brilliantly-lit

brilliantly lit

bright-blue

bright blue

as they joined the crowds flocking out into the sunny grounds.

as they joined the crowds flocking out onto the sunny grounds.

'No more revision,' Ron sighed happily,

"No more studying," Ron sighed happily,

'What are you on about?' said Ron,

"What are you talking about?" said Ron,

'And Gryffindor really can't afford to lose any more points, can they?'

"And Gryffindor really can't afford to lose any more points, can it?"

They turned to go back outside, but Snape called them back.

They turned to go outside, but Snape called them back.

'It's only dying a bit later than I would have done, because I'm never going over to the Dark Side!'

'It's only dying a bit later than I would have, because I'm never going over to the Dark Side!'

'It's OK!' he called

"It's okay!" he called

Ron followed straight away.

Ron followed right away.

'This way,' said Harry, pointing down a stone passageway which was the only way on.

"This way," said Harry, pointing down a stone passageway, which was the only way forward.

'…Well, there's nothing for it … I'll run.'

"…well, there's no other choice … I'll run."

They seized a broomstick each and kicked off into the air,

They each seized a broomstick and kicked off into the air,

'This want thinking about …' he said.

"This needs thinking about…." he said.

There was nothing else for it.

There was no alternative.

She struck Ron hard around the head.

She struck Ron hard across the head.

 Chapter Seventeen:

Overgrown

Over-grown

Chalk-white

Chalk white

vapour

vapor

Window-sill

windowsill

earwax

Ear wax

Check-up

checkup

 

 

'I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a lavatory seat.'

"I believe your friends Misters Fred and George Weasley were responsible for trying to send you a toilet seat."

'humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things which are worst for them.'

'humans do have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worst for them.'

'Voldemort said that he only killed my mother because she tried to stop him killing me.'

"Voldemort said that he only killed my mother because she tried to stop him from killing me."

'I do believe he worked so hard to protect you this year because he felt that would make him and your father quits.'

"I do believe he worked so hard to protect you this year because he felt that would make him and your father even."

Madam Pomfrey, the matron, was a nice woman, but very strict.

Madam Pomfrey, the nurse, was a nice woman, but very strict.

'Yeah, Dumbledore's barking, all right,' said Ron proudly.

"Yeah, Dumbledore's off his rocker, all right," said Ron proudly.

'Ravenclaw have four hundred and twenty-six'

"Ravenclaw has four hundred and twenty-six"

They had drawn for the house cup

They had tied for the house cup

Hermoione, of course, came top of the year.

Hermione, of course, had the best grades of the first years.