“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.”
“What would you call a pet goldfish?” – “‘Quiet'” – “That’s a stupid name” – “How about ‘Silence’?” – “You’re not even trying” – “Kill me”.
“Ash fell from the sky. Lord Tresting frowned, glancing up at the ruddy, mid-day sky as his servants scuttled forward, opening a parasol…”
“The servants called them malenchki, little ghosts, because they were the smallest and the youngest, and because they haunted the Duke’s…”
“There are moments of great luxury in the life of a secret agent. There are assignments on which he is required to act the part of a very…”
“She came to him towards morning. She entered very carefully, moving silently, floating through the chamber like a phantom; the only…”
“The man you see here, tied up off the shore of tortuga, is called Raven. He is an infamous pirate. He can fight, he can sail, and he…”
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