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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • He was improving so fast it was quite unnerving and when Harry taught them the Shield Charm — a means of deflecting minor jinxes so that they rebounded upon the attacker — only Hermione mastered the charm faster than Neville.
  • ’Well,’ said Harry, refusing to be deflected.
  • He aimed a spell at her but she deflected it; she was halfway up the steps now ’Harry — no!’ cried Lupin, but Harry had already ripped his arm from Lupin’s slackened grip.
  • ’NO/’ A jet of red light had shot from the end of Bellatrix Lestrange’s wand, but Malfoy had deflected it; his spell caused hers to hit the shelf a foot to the left of Harry and several of the glass orbs there shattered.
  • Dumbledore flicked his own wand: the force of the spell that emanated from it was such that Harry, though shielded by his golden guard, felt his hair stand on end as it passed and this time Voldemort was forced to conjure a shining silver shield out of thin air to deflect it.
  • To Harry it was meaningless noise, the deflected curses flying past them did not matter, nothing mattered except that Lupin should stop pretending that Sirius — who was standing feet from them behind that old curtain — was not going to emerge at any moment, shaking back his dark hair and eager to re-enter the battle.

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