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  • I thought it would be burning all the time now Voldemort’s getting so powerful again.
  • Lord Voldemort has finally realized the dangerous access to his thoughts and feelings you have been enjoying.
  • "Well, I’m not complaining," said Harry, who missed neither the disturbing dreams nor the startling flashes of insight into Voldemort’s mind.
  • Rufus is a man of action and, having fought Dark wizards for most of his working life, does not under-estimate Lord Voldemort.
  • Inferi have not been seen for a long time, however, not since Voldemort was last powerful… He killed enough people to make an army of them, of course.
  • I reckon the staff are safer than most people while Dumble-dore’s headmaster; he’s supposed to be the only one Voldemort ever feared, isn’t he?
  • It is true, however, that many have guessed, correctly, that Voldemort sent his Death Eaters to steal a prophecy, and that the prophecy concerned you.
  • But he knows your dad was right all along now about Voldemort being back…
  • Surely she would… But what if she had been unable to stand between her son and Voldemort?
  • Dumbledore mentioned Voldemort at all?
  • Now, as everybody in this Hall knows, Lord Voldemort and his followers are once more at large and gaining in strength.
  • How d’you know Voldemort doesn’t need someone at Hogwarts?
  • Yes, when you were telling us what it’s like to face Voldemort.
  • And it so happens that we also had a glimpse of Voldemort’s father.
  • Wasn’t Voldemort brought up in an orphanage?
  • Sir … is it important to know all this about Voldemort’s past?
  • It would not be a good idea if word got around how much I know, or suspect, about Lord Voldemort’s secrets.
  • The prophecy could have referred to either of them, yet, for his own inscrutable reasons, Voldemort had chosen to believe that Harry was the one meant.
  • Had Voldemort chosen Neville, it would be Neville sitting opposite Harry bearing the lightning-shaped scar and the weight of the prophecy… Or would it?
  • "So Merope," said Harry, leaning forward in his chair and star-ing at Dumbledore, "so Merope was …. Sir, does that mean she was …. Voldemort’s mother?"
  • Neville’s childhood had been blighted by Voldemort just as much as Harry’s had, but Neville had no idea how close he had come to having Harry’s destiny.
  • Well, I have decided that it is time, now that you know what prompted Lord Voldemort to try and kill you fifteen years ago, for you to be given certain information.
  • Most of the teachers aren’t in it, and none of them has ever been killed — well, unless you count Quirrell, and he got what he deserved seeing as he was working with Voldemort.
  • The whole Wizarding world has had to admit that you were right about Voldemort being back and that you really have fought him twice in the last two years and escaped both times.
  • There are only two people in the whole world who know the full contents of the prophecy made about you and Lord Voldemort, and they are both standing in this smelly, spidery broom shed.
  • Harry had been sure Slughorn would be one of those wizards who could not bear to hear Voldemort’s name spoken aloud, and was not disappointed: Slughorn gave a shudder and a squawk of protest, which Harry ignored.
  • Having always considered her a bit of a fraud, Harry had been shocked to discover at the end of the previous term that it had been she who had made the prediction that caused Lord Voldemort to kill Harry’s parents and attack Harry himself.
  • Or Slughorn — Dumbledore reckons Voldemort really wanted him and they can’t be pleased that he’s sided with Dumbledore.
  • Merope was left alone in London, expecting the baby who would one day become Lord Voldemort.
  • Could you possibly be feeling sorry for Lord Voldemort?
  • The adult Voldemort is the same.
  • Lord Voldemort has never had a friend, nor do I believe that he has ever wanted one.
  • It makes absolute sense to know as much about Voldemort as possible.
  • Nearly all of them are on Voldemort’s side.
  • How come they like Voldemort?
  • Voldemort has promised him prey in return for his services.
  • Voldemort has threatened to unleash him upon people’s sons and daughters; it is a threat that usually produces good results.
  • And this is the man Voldemort is using to marshal the werewolves.
  • You don’t care whether I live or die, but you do care that I help you convince everyone you’re winning the war against Voldemort.
  • I don’t remember you rushing to my defense when I was trying to tell everyone Voldemort was back.
  • And he’s acting on Voldemort’s orders, just like I said!
  • Hmm …. did either of them actually mention Voldemort’s name?
  • Voldemort’s eyes moved slowly around the hovel and then found the man in the armchair.
  • Harry could not help but feel a resentful admiration for Voldemort’s complete lack of fear.
  • Voldemort was gazing at Morfin as though appraising his possibilities.
  • Voldemort did not answer.
  • Voldemort Stupefied his uncle, took his wand, and proceeded across the valley to ’the big house over the way.’
  • But how come the Ministry didn’t realize that Voldemort had done all that to Morfin?
  • Harry recognized Voldemort at once.
  • Voldemort, however, stayed behind.
  • Sir,’ said Harry, reminding himself irresistibly of Voldemort, ’1 wanted to ask you something.
  • ’Look, I had to try and soften him up so I could ask him about Voldemort, didn’t I?
  • ’Look, 1 had to try and soften him up so 1 could ask him about Voldemort, didn’t I?
  • "Dumbledore reckons Voldemort wanted Slughorn on his side," said Harry.
  • And maybe Voldemort wants him out of the way, maybe he thinks he could be valuable to Dumbledore.
  • She does not know — and I think it would be unwise to enlighten her — that she made the prophecy about you and Voldemort, you see.
  • Voldemort killed his father and his grandparents and made it look as though his Uncle Morfin did it.
  • Thus far, as I hope you agree, I have shown you reasonably firm sources of fact for my deductions as to what Voldemort did until the age of seventeen?
  • If it was difficult to find evidence about the boy Riddle, it has been almost impossible to find anyone prepared to reminisce about the man Voldemort.
  • Before we see what Hokey witnessed, I must quickly recount how Lord Voldemort left Hogwarts.
  • The next thing the staff knew, Voldemort was working at Borgin and Burkes.
  • But this was not Voldemort’s first choice of job.
  • Firstly, and very importantly, Voldemort was, I believe, more attached to this school than he has ever been to a person.
  • But I did not want Lord Voldemort back at this school, and especially not in a position of power.
  • However, Voldemort was no mere assistant.
  • The house-elf returned within minutes, followed by a tall young man Harry had no difficulty whatsoever in recognizing as Voldemort.
  • "Mr. Burke would like to make an improved offer for the goblin-made armor," said Voldemort.
  • "I am ordered here because of them," said Voldemort quietly.
  • Voldemort was sent to persuade people to part with their treasures for sale by the partners, and he was, by all accounts, unusually gifted at doing this.
  • There on the threshold, holding an old-fashioned lamp, stood a boy Harry recognized at once: tall, pale, dark-haired, and handsome — the teenage Voldemort.
  • He shed his name, as you know, within a few short years of that conversation and created the mask of ’Lord Voldemort’ behind which he has been hidden for so long.
  • So Voldemort went off to Borgin and Burkes, and all the staff who had admired him said what a waste it was, a brilliant young wizard like that, working in a shop.
  • However, I was able to secure a visit to Morfin in the last weeks of his life, by which time I was attempting to discover as much as I could about Voldemort’s past.
  • And it happened all over again: The dense fog filled the room so that Harry could not see Slughorn or Voldemort at all; only Dumbledore, smiling serenely beside him.
  • I had advised Armando against the appointment — I did not give the reasons I have given you, for Professor Dippet was very fond of Voldemort and convinced of his honesty.
  • Harry, whom Lord Voldemort has already attempted to kill on a number of occasions, is in even greater danger now than the day when I left him upon your doorstep fifteen years ago, with a letter explaining about his parents’ murder and expressing the hope that you would care for him ;is though he were your own.
  • "We wondered, after we got back from the Ministry… Obviously, we didn’t want to say anything to you, but from what Lucius Malfoy said about the prophecy, how it was about you and Voldemort, well, we thought it might be something like this… Oh, Harry…" She stared at him, then whispered, "Are you scared?"
  • Admittedly the fog, and the fact that nobody seemed to have noticed it, was odd, but other than that nothing seemed to have happened except that Voldemort had asked a question and failed to get an answer.
  • Undoubtedly Voldemort had penetrated many more of its secrets than most of the students who pass through the place, but he may have felt that there were still mysteries to unravel, stores of magic to tap.
  • Hardly anyone knew of it at the time — I was one of the few in whom the then headmaster confided — but Voldemort first approached Professor Dippet and asked whether he could remain at Hogwarts as a teacher.
  • Moreover, it had seemed the right destiny for him since he had heard the prophecy a few weeks ago… Neither can live while the other survives…Wouldn’t he be living up to the prophecy, and giving himself the best chance of survival, if he joined those highly trained wizards whose job it was to find and kill Voldemort?
  • I do not imagine for an instant that Voldemort envisaged spending the rest of his life at Hogwarts, but I do think that he saw it as a useful recruiting ground, and a place where he might begin to build himself an army.
  • You will remember, I am sure, that we left the tale of Lord Voldemort’s beginnings at the point where the handsome Muggle, Tom Riddle, had abandoned his witch wife, Merope, and returned to his family home in Little Hangleton.
  • As he did so, an unnatural darkness fell, extinguishing Voldemort’s lamp and Morfin’s candle, extinguishing everything…… Dumbledore’s fingers closed tightly around Harry’s arm and they were soaring back into the present again.
  • Whatever Dumbledore said, Harry had had time to think over the summer, and had concluded that Snape’s snide remarks to Sirius about remaining safely hidden while the rest of the Order of the Phoenix were off fighting Voldemort had probably been a powerful factor in Sirius rushing off to the Ministry the night that he had died.
  • His greedy expression was curiously mirrored on Hepzibah’s face, except that her tiny eyes were fixed upon Voldemort’s handsome features.
  • "A badger," murmured Voldemort, examining the engraving upon the cup.
  • Voldemort reached out his hand, without invitation this time, and held it up to the light, staring at it.
  • For a moment, Harry thought Voldemort was not going to let go of it, but then it had slid through his fingers and was back in its red velvet cushion.
  • "Oh yes," said Voldemort quietly.
  • Voldemort modified her memory, just like he did with Morfin!
  • Voldemort had committed another murder; whether it was his first since he killed the Riddles, I do not know, but I think it was.
  • "Mad to you, perhaps, but not to Voldemort," said Dumbledore.
  • Voldemort had entered the room.
  • "That would be welcome," said Voldemort.
  • Voldemort did not answer at once, but merely sipped his wine.
  • He raised his glass as though toasting Voldemort, whose face remained expressionless.
  • "I am surprised you have remained here so long," said Voldemort after a short pause.
  • "I see it still," said Voldemort.
  • Voldemort inclined his head, unsmiling, and took another sip of wine.
  • Dumbledore did not break the silence that stretched between them now, but waited, with a look of pleasant expectancy, for Voldemort to talk first.
  • Dumbledore considered Voldemort over the top of his own goblet for a while before speaking.
  • "Certainly," said Voldemort, and his eyes seemed to burn red.
  • For the first time, Voldemort smiled.
  • "Well, then, what better place to start my fresh researches than here, at Hogwarts?" said Voldemort.
  • "You are mistaken," said Voldemort.
  • Voldemort looked coldly surprised.
  • You see, we have never been able to keep a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher for longer than a year since I refused the post to Lord Voldemort.
  • It’s all about stopping Voldemort, isn’t it?
  • "Yeah …. Voldemort murdered him and then stepped over his body toward my mum," said Harry.
  • She tried to plead with Voldemort…. but he just laughed….
  • As far as I know — as far, I am sure, as Voldemort knew — no wizard had ever done more than tear his soul in two.
  • The careless way in which Voldemort regarded this Horcrux seemed most ominous to me.
  • Voldemort likes to operate alone, remember.
  • Yes, I think the idea of a sevenpart soul would greatly appeal to Lord Voldemort.
  • That seventh piece of soul will be the last that anybody wishing to kill Voldemort must attack — the piece that lives in his body.
  • However, a withered hand does not seem an unreasonable exchange for a sev-enth of Voldemort’s soul.
  • Well, as you now know, for many years I have made it my business to discover as much as I can about Voldemort’s past life.
  • It seem that once Voldemort had succeeded in sealing a piece of his soul in side it, he did not want to wear it anymore.
  • But would Lord Voldemort use tin cans or old potion bottles to guard his own precious soul?
  • I am sure that Voldemort considered it of stu-pendous importance.
  • For the reasons I have al-ready given, I believe that Lord Voldemort would prefer objects that, in themselves, have a certain grandeur.
  • I have therefore trawled back through Voldemort’s past to see if I can find evidence that such artifacts have disappeared around him.
  • Four objects from the four founders would, I am sure, have exerted a powerful pull over Voldemort’s imagination.
  • Does Voldemort know when a Horcrux is destroyed, sir?
  • I believe that Voldemort is now so immersed in evil, and these crucial parts of himself have been detached for so long, he does not feel as we do.
  • When Voldemort discovered that the diary had been mutilated and robbed of all its powers, I am told that his anger was terrible to behold.
  • I understand that Voldemort had told him the diary would cause the Chamber of Secrets to reopen because it was cleverly enchanted.
  • Harry sat in thought for a moment, then asked, "So if all of his Horcruxes are destroyed, Voldemort couldbe killed?"
  • Without his Horcruxes, Voldemort will be a mortal man with a maimed and diminished soul.
  • It will take uncommon skill and power to kill a wizard like Voldemort even without his Horcruxes.
  • You have a power that Voldemort has never had.
  • But Harry, never forget that what the prophecy says is only significant because Voldemort made it so.
  • If Voldemort had never murdered your father, would he have imparted in you a furious desire for revenge?
  • Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants everywhere do!
  • Voldemort is no different!
  • By attempting to kill you, Voldemort himself singled out the remark-able person who sits here in front of me, and gave him the tools for the job!
  • The only protection that can possibly work against the lure of power like Voldemort’s!
  • Voldemort should have known then what he was dealing with, but he did not!
  • How would you feel about Voldemort now?
  • He thought of all the terrible deeds he knew Lord Voldemort had done.
  • But the prophecy caused Lord Voldemort to mark you as his equal.
  • But Voldemort continues to set store by the prophecy.
  • It was Snape who had carried the news of the prophecy to Voldemort.
  • Snape and Peter Pettigrew together had sent Voldemort hunt-ing after Lily and James and their son … Nothing else mattered to Harry just now.
  • He told Voldemort about the prophecy, it was him, he listened outside the door, Trelawney told me!
  • AND YOU LET HIM TEACH HERE AND HE TOLD VOLDEMORT TO GO AFTER MY MUM AND DAD!
  • He was still in Lord Voldemort’s employ on the night he heard the first half of Professor Trelawney’s prophecy.
  • You have no idea of the remorse Professor Snape felt when he realised how Lord Voldemort had interpreted the prophecy, Harry.
  • ’And isn’t Voldemort convinced that Snape’s on his side, even now?
  • Once again, Lord Voldemort fails to grasp that there are much more terrible things than physical injury.
  • So the things in the water won’t do anything to us if we cross in Voldemort’s boat?
  • I think we must resign ourselves to the fact that they will, at some point, realize we are not Lord Voldemort.
  • "Voldemort would have been reasonably confident that none but a very great wizard would have been able to find the boat," said Dumbledore.
  • Voldemort will not have cared about the weight, but about the amount of magical power that crossed his lake.
  • Voldemort would never have expected a sixteen-year-old to reach this place: I think it unlikely that your powers will register compared to mine.
  • Lord Voldemort, who of course secretly fears both, disagrees.
  • Lord Voldemort would not want to kill the person who reached this island.
  • "Sir," said Harry, trying to keep his voice reasonable, "sir, this is Voldemort we’re —"
  • Do not forget that Lord Voldemort believes that he alone knows about his Horcruxes.
  • Because I knew that you would have been murdered if Lord Voldemort realised that I suspected you.
  • Snape passed Voldemort the information that made Voldemort hunt down my mum and dad.
  • Snape passed Voldemort the information that made Voldemort hunt down my mum and dad.
  • They won’t find Snape till they find Voldemort, and seeing as they’ve never managed to do that in all this time …’
  • ’He’d play up the pure-blood side so he could get in with Lucius Malfoy and the rest of them … he’s just like Voldemort.
  • ’All that lime he was showing me how Voldemort was evil even when he was at school, and 1 had proof Snape was, too —’
  • Where, Harry wondered, was Malfoy now, and what was Voldemort making him do under threat of killing him and his parents? ?
  • She did not cry, she simply looked at him, ’Voldemort uses people his enemies are close to.
  • I knew you wouldn’t be happy unless you were hunting Voldemort.
  • Voldemort wants to kill me himself and Aurors won’t stop him.
  • Harry could tell that Voldemort had not expected Dumbledore to know this name; he saw Voldemort’s eyes flash red again and the slitlike nostrils flare.
  • Harry could tell that Voldemort had not expected Dumbledore to know this name; he saw Voldemort’s eyes flash red again and the slitlike nostrils flare.
  • Having handed Voldemort a goblet of wine and poured one for himself, he returned to the seat behind his desk…. "So, Tom … to what do I owe the pleasure?"
  • Voldemort singled you out as the person who would be most dangerous to him — and in doing so, he made you the person who would be most dan-gerous to him!
  • "I said it was crude," said Dumbledore, who sounded disdainful, even disappointed, as though Voldemort had fallen short of higher standards Dumbledore expected.
  • "Thank you," said Voldemort, and he took the seat to which Dumbledore had gestured — the very seat, by the looks of it, that Harry had just vacated in the present.
  • You have flitted into Lord Voldemort’s mind without damage to yourself, but he cannot possess you with-out enduring mortal agony, as he discovered in the Ministry.
  • Dumbledore paused for a moment, marshaling his thought, and then said, "Four years ago, I received what I considered certain proof that Voldemort had split his soul."
  • There could be no doubt that Dumbledore’s detailed knowledge of those with whom he was traveling was even less welcome to Voldemort; however, he rallied almost at once.
  • Voldemort stood up.
  • Therefore, Voldemort would be entirely dependant on the Elixir, and if it ran out, or was contaminated, or if the Stone was stolen, he would die just like any other man.
  • Voldemort sneered.
  • However, if my calculations are correct, Voldemort was still at least one Horcrux short of his goal of six when he entered your parents’ house with the inten-tion of killing you.
  • Voldemort needed to create a means to cross the lake without attracting the wrath of those creatures he had placed within it in case he ever wanted to visit or remove his Horcrux.
  • I’ve got to find them and destroy them and then I’ve got to go after the seventh bit of Voldemort’s soul, the bit that’s still in his body, and I’m the one who’s going to kill him.
  • There might still be as many as four Horcruxes out there somewhere and each would need to be found and elim-inated before there was even a possibility that Voldemort could be killed.
  • Moving felt much more bearable than sitting still: just as setting out as soon as possible to track down the Horcruxes and kill Voldemort would feel better than waiting to do it … ’Harry!’
  • But now, Harry, armed with this information, the crucial memory you have succeeded in procuring for us, we are closer to the se-cret of finishing Lord Voldemort than anyone has ever been before.
  • "Slytherin’s mark," he said quietly, as the light played upon an ornate, serpentine S. "That’s right!" said Hepzibah, delighted, apparently, at the sight of Voldemort gazing at her locket, transfixed.
  • Chapter 20: Lord Voldemort’s Request Harry and Ron left the hospital wing first thing on Monday morning, restored to full health by the ministrations of Madam Pomfrey and now able to enjoy the benefits of having been knocked out and poisoned, the best of which was that Hermione was friends with Ron again.
  • Judging by that note, the person who stole the Horcrux knew Voldemort, and I can’t find a shred of evidence that Bungs or Axebanger ever had anything to do with him … no, actually, it’s about … well, Snape.’
  • He could not let anybody else stand between him and Voldemort; he must abandon for ever the illusion he ought to have lost at the age of one: that the shelter of a parent’s arms meant that nothing could hurt him.
  • As in the case of Morfin, by the time I traced her and managed to extract this memory, her life was almost over — but her memory, of course, proves nothing except that Voldemort knew of the existence of the cup and the locket.
  • Pure-blood mother, Muggie father … ashamed of his parentage, trying to make himself feared using the Dark Arts, gave himself an impressive new name — Lard Voldemort — the Half-Blood Prince — how could Dumbledore have missed —?
  • Yes, he did, years ago, when he was sure he would be able to create more Horcruxes, but still Lucius was supposed to wait for Voldemorts sayso, and he never received it, for Voldemort van-ished shortly after giving him the diary.
  • They were both satisfyingly impressed by the way he had wheedled the memory out of Slughorn and positively awed when he told them about Voldemort’s Horcruxes and Dumbledore’s promise to take Harry along, should he find another one.
  • Nevertheless, Harry felt the atmosphere in the room change subtly: Dumbledore’s refusal to use Voldemort’s chosen name was a refusal to allow Voldemort to dictate the terms of the meeting, and Harry could tell that Voldemort took it as such.
  • Nevertheless, Harry felt the atmosphere in the room change subtly: Dumbledore’s refusal to use Voldemort’s chosen name was a refusal to allow Voldemort to dictate the terms of the meeting, and Harry could tell that Voldemort took it as such.
  • Nevertheless, Harry felt the atmosphere in the room change subtly: Dumbledore’s refusal to use Voldemort’s chosen name was a refusal to allow Voldemort to dictate the terms of the meeting, and Harry could tell that Voldemort took it as such.
  • And Harry remem-bered his first nightmarish trip into the Forest, the first time he had ever encountered the thing that was then Voldemort, and how he had faced him, and how he and Dumbledore had discussed fighting a losing battle not long thereafter.
  • These words did nothing to raise Harrys morale; perhaps Dumbledore knew it, for he added, "Voldemort’s mistake, Harry, Voldemort’s mistake…. Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth…… Now, you first this time, and be careful not to touch the water."
  • These words did nothing to raise Harrys morale; perhaps Dumbledore knew it, for he added, "Voldemort’s mistake, Harry, Voldemort’s mistake…. Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth…… Now, you first this time, and be careful not to touch the water."
  • His brain whirling in panic, Harry knew, instinctively, the only way left to get water, because Voldemort had planned it so … He flung himself over to the edge of the rock and plunged the goblet into the lake, bringing it up full to the brim of icy water that did not vanish.
  • But he did not know — he had no possible way of knowing — which boy Voldemort would hunt from then onwards, or that the parents he would destroy in his murderous quest were people that Professor Snape knew, that they were your mother and father —’ Harry let out a yell of mirthless laughter.
  • In spite of all the temptation you have endured, all the suffering, you remain pure of heart, just as pure as you were at the age of eleven, when you stared into a mir-ror that reflected your heart’s desire, and it showed you only the way to thwart Lord Voldemort, and not immortality or riches.
  • But there was no air of smugness, excitement, or superiority; none of the swagger that he had had on the Hogwarts Express, when he had boasted openly of the mission he had been given by Voldemort…… There could be only one conclusion, in Harry’s opinion: The mission, whatever it was, was going badly.
  • You heard Voldemort, what he particularly wanted from Horace was an opinion on what would happen to the wizard who created more than one Horcrux, what would happen to the wizard so determined to evade death that he would be prepared to murder many times, rip his soul repeatedly, so as to store it in many, separately concealed Horcruxc.
  • Lord Voldemort liked to collect trophies, and he preferred objects with a powerful magical history His pride, his belief in his own superiority, his determination to carve for himself a startling place in magical history; these things, suggest to me that Voldemort would have chosen his Horcruxr with some care, favoring objects worthy of the honor.
  • Lord Voldemort liked to collect trophies, and he preferred objects with a powerful magical history His pride, his belief in his own superiority, his determination to carve for himself a startling place in magical history; these things, suggest to me that Voldemort would have chosen his Horcruxr with some care, favoring objects worthy of the honor.
  • Pushing himself to his feet again, he staggered blindly toward Snape, the man he now hated as much as he hated Voldemort himself — "Sectum — " Snape flicked his wand and the curse was repelled yet again; but Harry was mere feet away now and he could see Snape’s face clearly at last: He was no longer sneering or jeering; the blazing flames showed a face full of rage.
  • His hand closed automatically around the fake Horcrux, but in spite of everything, in spite of the dark and twisting path he saw stretching ahead for himself, in spite of the final meet-ing with Voldemort he knew must come, whether in a month, in a year, or in ten, he felt his heart lift at the thought that there was still one last golden day of peace left to enjoy with Ron and Hermione.
  • Uncle Vernoii muttered, "Preposterous," but Dumbledore ignored him, "Now, as you already know, the wizard called Lord Voldemort Was returned to this country.
  • He questioned me … I must confess that, at first, I thought he seemed ill-disposed towards Divination … and I remember I was starting to feel a little odd, I had not eaten much that day … but then …’ And now Harry was paying attention properly for the first time, for he knew what had happened then: Professor Trelawney had made the prophecy that had altered the course of his whole life, the prophecy about him and Voldemort.
  • It is Voldemort’s fault that you were able to see into his thoughts, his ambitions, that you even understand the snakelike language in which he gives orders, and yet, Harry, despite your privileged insight into Voldemort’s world (which, incidentally, is a gift any Death Eater would kill to have), you have never been se-duced by the Dark Arts, never, even for a second, shown the slight-est desire to become one of Voldemort’s followers!
  • It is Voldemort’s fault that you were able to see into his thoughts, his ambitions, that you even understand the snakelike language in which he gives orders, and yet, Harry, despite your privileged insight into Voldemort’s world (which, incidentally, is a gift any Death Eater would kill to have), you have never been se-duced by the Dark Arts, never, even for a second, shown the slight-est desire to become one of Voldemort’s followers!
  • It is Voldemort’s fault that you were able to see into his thoughts, his ambitions, that you even understand the snakelike language in which he gives orders, and yet, Harry, despite your privileged insight into Voldemort’s world (which, incidentally, is a gift any Death Eater would kill to have), you have never been se-duced by the Dark Arts, never, even for a second, shown the slight-est desire to become one of Voldemort’s followers!
  • Blimey… you can’t even make a joke round here anymore…" But Ron was careful not to be flippant about Voldemort over the next few days.
  • Voldemort’s grandfather, yes," said Dumbledore.
  • From what it said," Harry took a deep breath, "it looks like I’m the one who’s got to finish off Voldemort… At least, it said neither of us could live while the other survives."
  • But if it is," he said fiercely, now looking straight into Dumbledore’s blue eyes gleaming in the wandlight, "I’ll make sure I take as many Death Eaters with me as I can, and Voldemort too if I can manage it."
  • …" He looked away, staggering slightly, and Voldemort moved forward.
  • So Voldemort stole Morfin’s wand and used it?" said Harry, sitting up straight.
  • …" Voldemort smiled mechanically and Hepzibah simpered.
  • I’d be glad to see anything Miss Hepzibah shows me," said Voldemort quietly, and Hepzibah gave another girlish giggle.
  • Voldemort’s expression remained impassive as he said, "Greatness inspires envy, envy engenders spite, spite spawns lies.
  • "But," spluttered Harry, "but you said the prophecy means —" "If Voldemort had never heard of the prophecy, would it have been fulfilled?
  • "Harry, Harry, only because Voldemort made a grave error, and acted on Professor Trelawney’s words!
  • Pick it up, have a good look!" whispered Hepzibah, and Voldemort stretched out a long-fingered hand and lifted the cup by one handle out of its snug silken wrappings.
  • …" "I thought — but a trick of the light, I suppose —" said Hepzibah, looking unnerved, and Harry guessed that she too had seen the momentary red gleam in Voldemort’s eyes.
  • Ten years separates Hokey’s memory and this one, ten years during which we can only guess at what Lord Voldemort was doing…… " Harry got to his feet once more as Dumbledore emptied the last memory into the Pensieve.
  • They must be really advanced Dark magic, or why would Voldemort have wanted to know about them? I think it’s going to be difficult to get the information, Harry, you’ll have to be very careful about how you approach Slughorn, think out a strategy …" ’Ron reckons 1 should just hang back after Potions this afternoon …’
  • But there are several reasons why, I think, a Sorcerer’s Stone would appeal less than Horcruxes to Lord Voldemort, "While the Elixir of Life does indeed extend life, it must lie drunk regularly, for all eternity, if the drinker is to maintain the immortality.
  • Burke bought it, apparently, from a ragged-looking woman who seemed to have stolen it, but had no idea of its true value —" There was no mistaking it this time: Voldemort’s eyes flashed scarlet at the words, and Harry saw his knuckles whiten on the locket’s chain.
  • … I wish I could…… " For a second, Harry was on the verge of shouting a pointless warning: He was sure that Voldemort’s hand had twitched toward his pocket and his wand; but then the moment had passed, Voldemort had turned away, the door was closing, and he was gone.
  • … I wish I could…… " For a second, Harry was on the verge of shouting a pointless warning: He was sure that Voldemort’s hand had twitched toward his pocket and his wand; but then the moment had passed, Voldemort had turned away, the door was closing, and he was gone.
  • We need to penetrate the inner place…… Now it is Lord Voldemort’s obstacles that stand in our way, rather than those nature made…… " Dumbledore approached the wall of the cave and caressed it with his blackened fingertips, murmuring words in a strange tongue that Harry did not understand.
  • And all sorts of powers it’s supposed to possess too, but I haven’t tested them thoroughly, I just keep it nice and safe in here…… " She hooked the cup back off Voldemort’s long forefinger and restored it gently to its box, too intent upon settling it carefully back into position to notice the shadow that crossed Voldemort’s face as the cup was taken away.
  • And all sorts of powers it’s supposed to possess too, but I haven’t tested them thoroughly, I just keep it nice and safe in here…… " She hooked the cup back off Voldemort’s long forefinger and restored it gently to its box, too intent upon settling it carefully back into position to notice the shadow that crossed Voldemort’s face as the cup was taken away.

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  • Most of the Harry Potter characters fear Voldemort so much, they will not say his name aloud. For example, they may refer to him as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.
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