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serpent
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Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince
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  • In fact, his ability to speak to serpents did not make me nearly as uneasy as his obvious instincts for cruelty, secrecy, and domination.
  • Harry asked Dumbledore, looking up at the green skull with its serpent’s tongue glinting evilly above them.
  • There it was, hanging in the sky above the school: the blaz— ing green skull with a serpent tongue, the mark Death Eaters left behind whenever they had entered a building … wherever they had murdered … ’When did it appear?’ asked Dumbledore, and his hand clenched painfully upon Harry’s shoulder as he struggled to his feet.
  • His thoughts were all of water mon-sters, of giant serpents, of demons, kelpies, and sprites…… "Aha," said Dumbledore, and he stopped again; this time, Harry really did walk into him; for a moment he toppled on the edge of the dark water, and Dumbledore’s uninjured hand closed tightly around his upper arm, pulling him back.

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

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