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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • ’She’s waiting for us just up here,’ said Mrs Weasley stiffly, averting her eyes from the lolloping black dog beside Harry.
  • One or two of the wizards nodded to Harry as they passed and a few, including Madam Bones, said, ’Morning, Arthur,’ to Mr Weasley, but most averted their eyes.
  • Harry kept his face averted from the portrait hole, but could still sense the stares he was attracting.
  • Trying One or two of the wizards nodded to Harry as they passed and a few, including Madam Bones, said, ’Morning, Arthur,’ to Mr Weasley, but most averted their eyes.
  • She was standing at the stove and sounded as though she had a bad head cold as she wished them ’Merry Christmas’, and they all averted their eyes.

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