Re: Snape = Gryffindor
- From: BriD <bethbriuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2008 09:58:04 -0700 (PDT)
On Jul 2, 2:29 pm, Thom Madura <Tommad...@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Troels Forchhammer wrote:
BriD <bethbr...@xxxxxxxxxxx> spoke these staves:
[Fred and George's brooms]
I think they had their own brooms, otherwise Umbridge wouldn't
have needed to confiscate them. They were probably secondhand
though - Ron said they had never had new brooms When he got his
for being a prefect.
A lot could of course happen between PS and HBP, but I guess you're
right. I think I was misremembering the context of this one from PS
(just as they are gathering for that first flying lesson):
Harry had heard Fred and George Weasley complain about the
school brooms, saying that some of them started to vibrate
if you flew too high, or always flew slightly to the left.
[PS-9 'The Midnight Duel']
Well -- at least it was about the twins and school broms ;-)
And of course the first-years trying out for the Gryffindor team in
HBP are explicitly stated to be 'clutching a selection of the
dreadful old school brooms' [HBP-11 'Hermione's Helping Hand'] ,
suggesting that you were completely right about the nature of the
actual rule -- it's the private broom that is prohibited, not the
BTW Good to see you back.
It's good fun ;-)
I'll probably go back to the usual mode of irregular lurking and rare
posting soon enough.
I posted the rule
Page 165 PS/SS American
"That's a broomstick" " You'll be in for this time, Potter, first years
aren't allowed them"- Hide quoted text -
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Page 53 Bloomsbury Edition "PARENTS ARE REMINDED THAT FIRST-YEARS ARE
NOT ALLOWED THEIR OWN BROOMSTICKS"
No I'm not shouting that's how it appears in the book - obviously an
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