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serpent
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Harry Potter (#2) and the Chamber of Secrets
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  • ...because being able to talk to snakes was what Salazar Slytherin was famous for. That’s why the symbol of Slytherin House is a serpent.
  • They called Slytherin himself Serpent-tongue.
  • Of the many fearsome beasts and monsters that roam our land, there is none more curious or more deadly than the Basilisk, known also as the King of Serpents.
  • The serpents parted as the wall cracked open, the halves slid smoothly out of sight, and Harry, shaking from head to foot, walked inside.
  • The monster in the Chamber’s a basilisk — a giant serpent!
  • She set the Serpent of Slytherin on four Mudbloods, and the Squib’s cat.
  • And then, at last, as he crept around yet another bend, he saw a solid wall ahead on which two entwined serpents were carved, their eyes set with great, glinting emeralds.
  • Harry wanted to shout, "Don’t leave me!" but what chance did a phoenix have against the king of serpents?
  • Harry felt it shudder — he knew what was happening, he could sense it, could almost see the giant serpent uncoiling itself from Slytherin’s mouth.
  • The enormous serpent, bright, poisonous green, thick as an oak trunk, had raised itself high in the air and its great blunt head was weaving drunkenly between the pillars.
  • Towering stone pillars entwined with more carved serpents rose to support a ceiling lost in darkness, casting long, black shadows through the odd, greenish gloom that filled the place.
  • He fell hard onto the stone and tasted blood the serpent was barely feet from him, he could hear it coming There was a loud, explosive spitting sound right above him, and then something heavy hit Harry so hard that he was smashed into the wall.
  • He raised the sword in both his hands The basilisk lunged again, and this time its aim was true — Harry threw his whole weight behind the sword and drove it to the hilt into the roof of the serpent’s mouth But as warm blood drenched Harry’s arms, he felt a searing pain just above his elbow.
  • KILL HIMI" The blinded serpent swayed, confused, still deadly.
  • You were fantastic, Fawkes " 1,520 He felt the bird lay its beautiful head on the spot where the serpent’s fang had pierced him.

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  • a picture of a serpent eating its tail
  • the serpent in the Garden of Eden

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