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enchantments

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it be "id I'r for arfirst, but wont .- "fss ht ot';;;Iquickheads6snl obvious once" -- I *, .* tcr*ard Tonks's Parents'?" ", "'"i;,, ;;; laooav"l *"o' to ment.on tT"::l,T::: r There will be seven

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went \^/rong and we were stuck

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thatt that plan scuppered,,, said Ge at all of'us getting bit of yo,rlT:;r'"""iJrlriJ

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said Fred. " said Harry,,, r e ally"ln ssi ng.,, .-1"."-* 'If

thirteen of us against one bloke who,s nor allowed to use grc; we've got no chance,,, has to come ro

gical eye,ow now quivering o* .r: orriweri-5,t1*. a little in

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to break and they know the rough pbsition ofthe place. ( chance is ro use decoys. Even you-Know_\7ho can,t split into seven." Harry caught Hermione,s
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eye and looked away ar once.

ofway.

some ofyour haia ifyou please.,, Harry glanced ar Ron, who.grimaced at him in a iust*>i

all of their eyes upon him, Harry reached up to his head, grabbed a hank ofhair, and pulled. "Good," said Moody limping forward as he pulled the out of the flask of potion. ,,straight in here, if you please.,

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"Now!" barked Moody.

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Harry dropped the hair into the mudlike liquid. The mc made contact with its surface, the potion began to froth
then, all ar once, it turned a clear, bright gold. "Ooh, you look much tastier than Crabbe and

and

looked like bogies."

Goyle, Harr,r,Hermione, befure catching sight of Ront raised eyebrows, b slighdy, and saying, ,'Oh, know what I mean _ Goylet Iou

"Right then, fake potters line up over here, Ron, Ffermione, Fred, George, and Fleur

please,,, said

Aunt Petunia's gleaming sink. "\7ete one shorr,', said Lupin.

lined up in

fror

[r scruffof the neck and dropped him down beside Fleur, who r kled her nose pointedly and moyed along to stand between
and George instead.

"Here," said Hagrid grufry, and he lifted Mundungus

f'd sooner be a protector,,, said Mundungus. "Shut ir," growled Moody. .As I ve already told you, you

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Im- Hermione, Fred' George' Fleur' potion hit their throats: d them gasped "'d g'i*"ttd as the ItOtlot,*"L

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and Mundungus drank'

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appearing

to bubble and distort rrrce. their features began and shooting upward; Ron, Fred,

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was darkening' Hermione's r*se were shrinking; their hair their skulls' to shoot backward into

and

Moody,

q*i" *'ltottterned' *""'o1l-:o*|"t 'when he straighrened -tT-:::-:: :l: up him. with ir."*n, X";;
Potters gasping and panting - there were six Harry

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"\vbw other and said together, George turned to each

*'re identical!" becer-looking"' said Fred' a dunno, though, I think I'm still rining his refection in the kettle' "Bill' the microwave door' '!ch,' said Fleur, checking herself in rrlmkat me - I'm'ideous"' I've got smaller here"' said Tce whose clothes are a bit roomy' t forget the
"and vice versa' Don r- indicating the first sack' dressed' in the side pocket' Andwhenyou're :;.;#airs
hggage in the other sack'"

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The real Harry thought that this q.lght just be,the most bizarre

thing

he had ever seen, and he had.s-i,i:n some eitremely odd things.

as his six doppelgangers rummaged in the sacks, pull_ ing out sets of clothes, putting on glasses, stuffing their bwn things away' He felt like asking them to show a rittre more respecr for hi, privacy as they all began stripping offwith impunity, clearly much

He'watched

more at ease with displaying his body than they would have been

with their own. "I knew Ginny was lying about that tattoo,,, said Ron, looking
down at his bare chest.

'Harry your
on glasses.

eyesight really is awful,,, said Hermione, as she

put

Oncedressed, thefakeHarrys tookrucksacks and owl cages, each containing a stuffed snowy owl, from the second sack.

"Good," said Moody,

as at last seven dressed, bespectacled, and

luggageJaden Harrys faced him. "The pairs wiI be as follows: Mundungus will be traveling with me, by fu6s6 _,,

I with you?" grunted the Hairy nearesr the back door. "Because you're the one that needs watching,,, growled Moody, and sure enough, his magical eye did not waver from

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Mundungus

-" "I'm George," said the twin at whom Moodywas pointing. ,.Cant you even tell us apart when we,re Harry?,, -" "I'm onlyyankingyourwand, I,m Fred really_, 'E*"gh messing around!- snarled Moody. ..The other one _ George or Fred or whoever /ou ars _ youte with Remus. Miss
Delecrrul "Sorry, George

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(arooms."

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Fleur walked over ro stand beside him, giving him a sopplz, slav_ irok rhat Harry hoped with all his heart would never appear on
again.

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Granger with Kingsley, again by ths5114l

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H<-rnione looked reassured as she answered Kingsley,s smile; Harry

Hermione too lacked confidence on a broomstick.

Ifhich leaves you and me, Ron!" said Tonks brightly, knocking rEr r mug tree as she waved at him.
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non did not look quite as pleased as Hermione. '-{n' r-oure with me, Harry. That all righ,?,, said

uie c neight, see. Not a lot o' room on the seat with dt*g\- so'rcu'll be in the sidecar." -lhari grear," said Harry, not altogether
truthfully.

Hagrid, looking anxious. ''We'll be on the bike, brooms an, thestrals cant me on it,

T<

rhinl< the Death Eaters

ri }bod!',

expecr you ro be on a broom,,, who seemed ro guess how Harry was feeling. ..Snapet

will

h'Eimn- oftime

to tell them everything about you het never men-

uui irtbre' so if we do run into any Death Earers, weie betting


I'hocse one of the Potters who look at home on a broomstick. -!F rhen," he went on, tying up the sack with the fake porters,
i.o

rc

i ront keep the Death Eaters out when they come looking.
-Cffion...." &T hurried into

ir and leading the way back to the door, ..I make it three until we're supposed to leave. No point locking the back

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the hall to fetch his rucksack, Firebolt, and cage before joining the others in the dark back garden.

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