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Can you name the Harry Potter books that each excerpt is from?

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Beside him, making scarcely a sound, walked James, Sirius, Lupin, and Lily, and their presence was his courage...
'But we're not stupid - we know we're called Gred and Forge.'
'It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.'
'The poor toilet's never had anything as horrible as your head down it — it might be sick.'
'This is different, pretending to be me – ' 'Well, none of us really fancy it, Harry... Imagine if something went wrong and we were stuck as specky, scrawny gits forever.'
'Not this brave at night, are you?' sneered Dudley. 'This is night, Diddykins. That's what we call it when it goes all dark like this.'
'Yes, indeed,' cried Slughorn a little thickly. 'Parry Otter, the Chosen Boy Who - well - something of that sort,' he mumbled, and drained his mug too.
Harry and Ron stared at her with a mixture of amazement and admiration. They had never heard Hermione speak to a teacher like that before.
'Oh that,' said Ginny, giggling. 'Well--Percy's got a girlfriend.' Fred dropped a stack of books on George's head. 'What?'
He was going to die upright like his father, and he was going to die trying to defend himself, even if no defense was possible.
'Ah think of the possibilities,' said Ron dreamily. 'It would’ve been so easy to push Malfoy off a glacier and make it look like an accident... Shame his mother likes him...'
Harry often said that Dudley looked like a pig in a wig.
'But it'll be fascinating to study them from the wizarding point of view,' said Hermione earnestly.
'Norbert?' Charlie laughed. 'The Norwegian Ridgeback? We call her Norberta now.'
He yearned not to feel... He wished he could rip out his heart, his innards, everything that was screaming inside him...
'You're alive,' she said blankly to Harry. 'There's no need to sound so disappointed,' he said grimly, wiping flecks of blood and slime off his glasses.
'Would you like us to clean out your ears for you?' inquired George, pulling a long and lethal-looking metal instrument from inside one of the Zonko's bags.
'You see, I, unlike you, have been made a prefect, which means that I, unlike you, have the power to hand out punishments.' 'Yeah,' said Harry, 'but you, unlike me, are a git.'
'I am the true master of the Elder Wand.'
'I thought it sounded a bit like Percy singing... maybe you've got to attack him while he's in the shower, Harry.'
'Yeah, someone might slip dragon dung in it again, eh, Perce?' said Fred. 'That was a sample of fertilizer from Norway!' said Percy, going very red in the face.
He had a powerful kind of ache inside him, half joy, half terrible sadness.
'Voldemort himself created his worst enemy, just as tyrants do everywhere!... All of them realize that... there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!'
'Your father thinks very highly of Mad-Eye Moody,' said Mrs. Weasley sternly. 'Yeah, well, Dad collects plugs, doesn't he?' said Fred...'Birds of a feather...'
'Harry!' said Fred, elbowing Percy out of the way and bowing deeply. 'Simply splendid to see you, old boy-'
'You know Harry, in a way you did see your father last night... You found him inside yourself.'
'And the Acid Pops? Fred gave me one of those when I was seven – it burnt a hole right through my tongue. I remember Mum walloping him with her broomstick.'
It was a mark of how much the class loathed Snape that they were all glaring at him, because every one of them had called Hermione a know-it-all at least once.
'But Dumbledore says he doesn't care what they do as long as they don't take him off the Chocolate Frog Cards,' said Bill, grinning.
'What does she understand?' said Harry distractedly, still looking around, trying to tell where the voice had come from. 'Loads more than I do,' said Ron, shaking his head.
'It is Uranus, my dear,' said Professor Trelawney peering down a the chart. 'Can I have a look at Uranus too, Lavender?' said Ron.
'It was all over the papers, but did Aberforth hide? No, he did not!... Of course, I'm not entirely sure he can read, so that may not have been bravery...'
'Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor.'
'Oh, there you are, Albus,' he said. 'You've been a very long time. Upset stomach?' 'No, I was merely reading the Muggle magazines,' said Dumbledore. 'I do love knitting patterns.'
Tears leaked out of the crinkled corners of Hagrid's beetle-black eyes. He grabbed both Harry and Ron and pulled them into a bone-breaking hug.
'He accused me of being 'Dumbledore's man through and through.'' 'How very rude of him.' 'I told him I was.'
'When it bit me he told me off for frightening it. And when I left, he was singing it a lullaby.'
'One can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.'
'Are you out of your mind?' demanded Harry. 'A plot to get this house? Are you actually as stupid as you look?'
'Did you hear, there's supposed to be a vampire coming?' 'Rufus Scrimgeour?' asked Luna. 'I - what?' said Harry, disconcerted. 'You mean the Minister of Magic?'
'Harry Potter shone like a beacon of hope for those of us who thought the Dark days would never end, sir'
Dudley had done the thing he was threatening to do since age three: He had become wider than he was tall.
'I'd be careful if I were you, Potter,' he said slowly. 'Unless you're a bit politer you'll go the same way as your parents. They didn't know what was good for them, either.'
'Professor Dumbledore - yesterday, when I was having my Divination exam, Professor Trelawney went very - very strange.' 'Indeed?... Er - stranger than usual, you mean?'
Rita stared at her. So did Harry. Luna, on the other hand, sang 'Weasley is our King' dreamily under her breath and stirred her drink with a cocktail onion on a stick.
There are some things you can't share without ending up liking each other, and knocking out a twelve-foot mountain troll is one of them.
''Near-human intelligence'?' repeated Magorian... 'We consider that a great insult, human! Our intelligence, thankfully, far outstrips your own.'
'I am not aware that it is any of your business what goes on in my house--' 'I expect what you're not aware of would fill several books, Dursley,' growled Moody.
'I never thought I'd see the day when you'd be persuading us to break rules,' said Ron.
'So?' said Ron, but he looked a bit uncomfortable. 'She must've noticed she's got no friends.'
...the mere fact that they were still there... speaking bracing words of comfort... was worth more than he could ever tell them.
Harry got a shock the first time he looked in the mirror over the kitchen mantelpiece and it shouted, 'Tuck your shirt in, scruffy!'
'Pity you can't attach an extra arm to yours, Malfoy,' said Harry. 'Then it could catch the Snitch for you.'
'Everyone in here's proven they're loyal to Dumbledore – loyal to you.'
'Thanks,' said Harry, grinning. 'And what did you tell her Ron's got?' 'A Pygmy Puff, but I didn't say where.'
'You've just got a-a problem-' Lupin burst out laughing. 'Sometimes you remind me alot of James. He called it my 'furry little problem' in company.'
'Do I look stupid?' snarled Uncle Vernon, a bit of fried egg dangling from his bushy mustache.
'I'm not putting them on,' said old Archie in indignation. 'I like a healthy breeze 'round my privates, thanks.'
'We did it, we bashed them, wee Potter’s the one, And Voldy’s gone moldy, so now let’s have fun!'
'Throw it away and punch him in the nose,' suggested Ron.
'-what with Dumbledore gone-' said Fred. '-we reckon a bit of mayhem-' said George. '-is exactly what our dear new Head deserves,' said Fred.
From far away, above his head, he heard a high, cold voice say, 'Kill the spare.'
'We didn’t hear stories like that when we were little, we heard ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs’ and ‘Cinderella’—' 'What’s that, an illness?' asked Ron.
'Lord Voldemort has never had a friend, nor do I believe that he has ever wanted one.'
'But why's she got to go to the library?' 'Because that's what Hermione does,' said Ron, shrugging. 'When in doubt, go to the library.'
...he told the examiner in detail about the ugly man with a wart on his nose in the crystal ball, only to look up an realize he had been describing the examiner's reflection.
'It's amazing here, isn't it? I never knew all the odd stuff I could do was magic till I got the letter from Hogwarts. My dad's a milkman, he couldn't believe it either.'
The fierce new sun dazzled the windows as they thundered toward him, and the first to reach him were Ron and Hermione, and it was their arms that were wrapped around him...
Sirius had never kept him waiting before... Sirius had risked everything, always, to see Harry to help him...
'The old argument,' he said softly. 'But nothing I have seen in the world has supported your pronouncements that love is more powerful than my kind of magic, Dumbledore.'

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