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  • "Ah," he said, grinning, as he extracted a copy of a magazine entitled The Quibbler from its midst, "yes …" He flicked through it.
  • Luna watched them over her upside-down magazine, which was called The Quibbler.
  • Everyone turned to look at Luna Lovegood, who was gazing unblinkingly at Ron over the top of The Quibbler.
  • She retreated behind The Quibbler again.
  • The Quibbler’s rubbish, everyone knows that.’
  • A few seats along from Cho, Luna Lovegood had got out The Quibbler again.
  • Well, I wouldn’t expect anything else from someone whose father runs The Quibbler.’
  • In fact, compared to the^rest of the articles in The Quibbler, the suggestion that Sirius might really be the lead singer of The Hobgoblins was quite sensible.
  • Until this moment he had completely forgotten the magazine Kingsley had handed Mr Weasley to give to Sirius, but it must have been this edition of The Quibbler.
  • When darkness fell and lamps came on inside the carriages, Luna rolled up The Quibbler, put it carefully away in her bag and took to staring at everyone in the compartment instead.
  • No,’ said Luna, dipping her onion back into her Gillywater, ’he’s the editor of The Quibbler.
  • ’The Quibbler!’ she said, cackling.
  • Out rolled a tightly furled copy of the March edition of The Quibbler.
  • ’Here —’ And he threw the copy of The Quibbler to her.
  • She stalked away, clutching The Quibbler to her chest, the eyes of many students following her.
  • BY ORDER OF THE HIGH INQUISITOR OF HOGWARTS Any student found in possession of the magazine The Quibbler will be expelled.
  • To cap it all, Luna told him over dinner that no issue of The Quibbler had ever sold out faster.
  • Harry hesitated, but he did not see how he could keep what he had done quiet; it was surely only a matter of time before a copy of The Quibbler came to Umbridges attention.
  • By the end of the day, though Harry had not seen so much as a corner of The Quibbler anywhere in the school, the whole place seemed to be quoting the interview to each other.
  • Meanwhile, Professor Umbridge was stalking the school, stopping students at random and demanding that they turn out their books and pockets: Harry knew she was looking for copies of The Quibbler, but the students were several steps ahead of her.
  • * The happiness Harry had felt in the aftermath of The Quibbler interview had long since evaporated.
  • She scratched her nose absently with the end of her quill, turned The Quibbler upsidedown and began marking her answers.
  • And that interview with Harry isn’t exclusive, it’s the one that was in The Quibbler months ago…’ ’Daddy sold it to them,’ said Luna vaguely, turning a page of The Quibbler.
  • And that interview with Harry isn’t exclusive, it’s the one that was in The Quibbler months ago…’ ’Daddy sold it to them,’ said Luna vaguely, turning a page of The Quibbler.
  • Daringly, Fred and George had put an Enlargement Charm on the front cover of The Quibbler and hung it on the wall, so that Harry’s giant head gazed down upon the proceedings, occasionally saying things like THE MINISTRY ARE MORONS’ and ’EAT DUNG, UMBRIDGE’ in a booming voice.
  • Pausing every few pages, he read: an accusation that the Tutshill Tornados were winning the Quidditch League by a combination of blackmail, illegal broom-tampering and torture; an interview with a wizard who claimed to have flown to the moon on a Cleansweep Six and brought back a bag of moon frogs to prove it; and an article on ancient runes which at least explained why Luna had been reading The Quibbler upside-down.
  • Hermione was reading the Daily Prophet again, Ginny was doing a quiz in The Quibbler and Neville was stroking his Mimbulus mimbletonia, which had grown a great deal over the year and now made odd crooning noises when touched.
  • Ginny, whose ankle had been mended in a trice by Madam Pomfrey, was curled up at the foot of Hermione’s bed; Neville, whose nose had likewise been returned to its normal size and shape, was in a chair between the two beds; and Luna, who had dropped in to visit, clutching the latest edition of The Quibbler, was reading the magazine upside-down and apparently not taking in a word Hermione was saying.
  • — CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX — Seen and Unforeseen Luna said vaguely that she did not know how soon Rita’s interview with Harry would appear in The Quibbler, that her father was expecting a lovely long article on recent sightings of Crumple-Horned Snorkacks,"— and of course, that’ll be a very important story, so Harrys might have to wait for the following issue,’ said Luna.

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  • At the time, it was an emergency. There was no time to quibble over details.

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