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  • INTRODUCTION An American lady took Rowling to court over the use of a single word “Muggles” that she claimed had been stolen from her. Keep that in mind while you peruse this document. Unless you read “Travels with Li Po” of course, most of these similarities will be lost on you, but not all of them. Nor do I expect you to wade through all that is here offered. If you just read the similarities between any two characters plus the two pages on style of writing you will have done more than I dare expect. The scholars among you, hopefully armed with a copy of “...Li Po”, can soldier on to the longer version that has the lot... in finer print. I have kept the fundamental comparisons between the two main characters Muldoon and Potter until last until you are familiar with how the procedure works with Li Po and Dumbledore, Bartholomew and Hagrid etc. Briefly, my book for children, written in 1990 and read by many people, is about a boy who is orphaned and stranded in another world that resembles his own, but in a hyper-real sort of way. Owen Muldoon is his name, formerly called by me Sam Muldoon until I got wise and decided to define him more clearly, to sageguard his identity, if you will. Changing his name to Owen Muldoon signified for all that his mission is a spiritual one. His quest is Enlightenment - that holy quest known in the Middle Ages and long before known as The Philosopher’s Stone. My hero’s initials thus became OM, signifying the Indian mantric chant as well as a tribute of sorts to Krishnamurti who supplied some of the insights in the story. My thanks to M. Travers, my good friend, who introduced me to his writings. “The word is not the thing”, is one of the master ideas of the text. Ergo, my story was designed to appeal to adults as well as kids. Owen is confronted with a monstrous world and left to his own resources. That’s how it is for kids in reality. However, my hero’s resources are greater than he know; for Owen is a boy who is really a sorcerer and is being trained into this realisation by an old alchemist called Li Po who has taken the form of a Puffin, a talking Puffin, let it be noted. Owen, in fact, has been chosen. He is The Chosen One, rescued by Master Magician Li Po with a view to training him into his new sense of Self. The boy doesn’t know he is a sorcerer and that is the key to him. Unfortunately, the book never made it to print for reasons I have hazarded in the preface. You may rightly wonder why I have taken so long to bring this matter to the public’s attention. Well, from 1994 until 2006, I was engaged with the Bogside Artists in building The People’s Gallery our famous suite of twelve large-scale murals for the Bogside area of our hometown, Derry. Last year 2008, we published the book ourselves. What happened after that you can find on the “ROWLING” link. We stand by every word of that. We contacted The Guardian, New Stateman, Irish Times, and The Irish Examiner to name but a few. Most backed off for reasons they didn’t bother to explain to us. So too did the Guardian. The Irish Examiner was frightened off by Rowling’s legal hounds, the notorious Schillings, as was the Derry News. The Guardian didn’t tell us why they dropped the story but we suspect Schillings, present or in absentia, had something to do with it. The rest didn’t even bother to reply. Ah, what champions of truth the ‘free’ press is! Money and dread rule the press, even from a distance.
  • NOTHING COMES OUT OF NOWHERE By William Kelly Dedicated to my mother and father. THE NUMEROUS SIMILARITIES between the book for children called “Travels with Li Po” and the “Harry Potter” series. Subject: Travels with Li Po Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 12:13:15 +0000 The Goldsmith Press Ltd. Newbridge, Co. Kildare “ This is to say that Mr. William Kelly submitted some chapters of his book, Travels with Li Po, in the early 90s. As we are mainly a Poetry Press, we were unable to publish the book -- but were impressed by its quality.” Viv Abbott, MA, MPhil.,
  • SIMILARITIES OF CONTENT Travels With LiPo Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone STRUCTURE STRUCTURE 1. Main Themes - existential abandonment. A boy who is a 1. Main Themes - existential abandonment. A boy who is a sorcerer and doesn't know it but must be trained into sorcerer (wizard) and doesn't know it but must be the realisation. The human condition and the search for trained into the realisation. The human condition and Enlightenment ie, The Philosopher’s Stone and the search for Enlightenment ie, The Philosopher’s its immortal gifts. Stone and its immortal gifts. 2. Magical empowerment through self-knowledge. 2. Magical empowerment through self-knowledge. 3. Relationships. Everybody is related to somebody else and 3. Relationships. Everybody is related to somebody else and these relationships mediate their lives and, in many cases, these relationships mediate their lives and, in many determine them. cases, determine them. 4. Sub-theme - low self-esteem. 4. Sub-theme - low self-esteem. 5. Sub-theme - living by one’s intelligence 5. Sub-theme - living by one’s intelligence. 6. Sub-theme - time. 6. Sub-theme - time. 7. Sub-theme - Decisions that shape personal destiny and 7. Sub-theme - Decisions that shape personal destiny and individual responsibility for them. individual responsibility for them. 8. Sub-theme - madness, dreams and free will. 8. Sub-theme - madness, dreams and free will. NB: These themes were established to be amplified later NB: These themes were also amplified throughout the series. throughout the series.
  • Page 1 EXPLANATION: The origins of the style are fully explained in the complete version of this document. SIMILARITIES OF STYLE P67: ‘Yes, you know, BELIEFS!’ P202: “HAVE YOU GONE MAD?” Ron bellowed. P30: Li Po could THINK! (use of caps for specific emphasis) P196: “SO WHAT?” Harry shouted. ….There won’t be any Hogwarts to get expelled from! “ (use of caps for specific emphasis) P78: The entrance to the Virtue Agency lay atop of a steep flight of marble steps. The huge glass door was flanked by lofty statues in the Greek style and there P63: A tinkling bell rang somewhere in the depths of the shop as they stepped were a brace of bronze lions on their plinths. As soon as he entered the spacious inside. It was a tiny place, empty except for a single spindly chair which Hagrid foyer his eyes met a pretty little girl seated at a desk big enough for a game of sat on to wait. Harry felt strangely as though he had entered a very strict library; ping-pong. She was evidently the receptionist and a busy one at that, for she had he swallowed a lot of new questions which had just occurred to him and looked no less than six phones all around her. So acute was Owen's shyness that he instead at the thousands of narrow boxes piled neatly right up to the ceiling. For hesitated before approaching her and instead pretended to read the notice board some reason, the back of his neck prickled. The very dust and silence in here that stretched right across the far wall. He adjusted what was left of his clothes seemed to tingle with some secret magic. and tried to ignore the chaffed toes that poked through his trainers. P51: He closed his eyes and took a deep breath and then another until finally he P115: They pulled on their dressing-gowns, picked up their wands and crept regained his composure. Slowly, he began to descend. When he touched the across the tower room, down the spiral staircase and into the Gryffindor ground he fell down flat in the dust and lay there listening to his heart pounding common-room. A few embers were still glowing in the fireplace, turning all the aware that his fingers were still fluttering like blades of grass. He hauled himself armchairs into hunched black shadows. They had almost reached the portrait towards the gate and lent back against it letting out an enormous sigh of relief. Li hole when a voice spoke from the chair nearest them: “I can’t believe you are Po flew down and perched on his shoulder. going to do this, Harry. 'Can't...can't understand how that gate got locked...I was sure....” “I locked it,” said the bird. P17: Standing there at the rails, a light warm breeze blowing through his thin P108: At three-thirty that afternoon, Harry, Ron and the other Gryffindors blond hair he felt good. It was a beautiful night filled with the scent of plants, the hurried down the front steps into the grounds for their first flying lesson. It was a moon so hugely near and bright, and the sea so calm. He stood there, looking out clear, breezy day and the grass rippled under their feet as they marched down at the vast expanse of the ocean hoping to see again, in the dying light, the school the sloping lawns towards a smooth lawn on the opposite side of the grounds to of dolphins that had followed the ship for miles. the forbidden forest, whose trees were swaying darkly in the distance. P45: The village was quiet as he approached and seemed to lack any color but a mousy grey. A dog or something whimpered in the distance. Shutters creaked in a P54: For a famous place, it was very dark and shabby. A few old women were blustery wind. He pushed the big wooden gate. It gave way easily. Still, he could sitting in a corner, drinking tiny glasses of sherry. One of them was smoking a hear nothing. A long street flanked by old tenements stretched before him in the long pipe. A little man in a top hat was talking to the old barman, who was quIte dying light. There were no pavements and no tarmac on the road, just the same bald and looked like a gummy walnut. The low buzz of chatter stopped when old grey dust everywhere. He could see no signs of life at first until at the very they walked in. end of the street he spied what he thought was a pile of rags.
  • SIMILARITIES OF STYLE continued Page 2 P76: Owen observed that the people in the pews ate as they prayed so that P71: Harry pressed on through the crowd until he found an empty compartment the place looked and felt like a huge restaurant. Some of them cried while they near the end of the train. He put Hedwig inside first and then started to shove and ate. Owen knelt down beside a woman. At first he tried to pray but when he saw heave his trunk towards the train door. He tired to lift it up the steps but could that the woman was eating sandwiches his mouth began to water and his stomach hardly raise one end and twice he dropped it painfully on his foot. rumbled. Eventually, unable to endure it any longer, he turned to her abruptly: "Want a hand?" It was one of the red-haired twins he'd followed through the "Could I have a sandwich, Missus?" ticket box. P70: As he wiped the dust from off his badge with his sleeve he saw funeral P123: As seven O'Clock drew nearer, Harry left the castle and set offf towards the cortege coming up the hill towards him. As it passed, he noticed with awe that it Quidditch pitch in the dusk. He'd never been inside the stadium before. Hundreds was no ordinary funeral but something of a mass funeral. He counted. There were of seats were raised in stands around the pitch so that the spectators were high no less than one hundred and fifty coffins being transported uphill in a long enough to see what was going on. At either end of the pitch were three golden procession that seemed to go on forever. Each coffin was carried by four men in poles with hoops on the end. They reminded Harry of the little plastic sticks Mug- white coats and white trousers and even white shoes while a representative of the gle children blew bubbles through, except that they were fifty feet high. deceased walked behind dressed in the usual garb of black. Behind him walked P121: As the owls flooded into the Great Hall as usual, everyone's attention was three more people, also in black, the relatives. These three were all women. Every caught at once by a long thin package carried by six large screeching owls. Harry coffin therefore had one man to follow and three women. And it was odd too how was just as interested as everyone else to see what was in this large parcel and sprightly and healthy the men in white looked compared to the ones who slow- was amazed when the owls soared down and dropped it right in front of him, marched after them. These were frail and stooped and their skin a greyish blue knocking his bacon to the floor. They had hardly fluttered out of the way when an- color. Nobody cried. other owl dropped a letter on top of the parcel. P22: . When the sun itself peaked above the horizon he felt as happy as he ever did in his life. The sea, as if in obedience, became softer as if to reassure him. Fish of P165: He couldn't ever remember feeling happier. He'd really done something to radiant hues that he had never seen before leapt up out of the water and plopped be proud of now - no one could say he was just a famous name any more. The eve- back in again. He was alive like them and just as happy. ning air had never smelled so sweet. He walked over the damp grass, reliving the P50: Owen looked down unable to believe he had climbed so far and yet secretly- last hour in his head, which was a happy blur.... proud of the fact that he had survived. P100: Half an hour later he found himself in what appeared to be the local jail. P100: And the fleet of little boats moved off all at once, gliding across the lake Local is scarcely the right word, for it stood in the countryside miles outside town. which was as smooth as glass. Everyone was silent, staring up at the great castle There wasn't a house in sight. And it didn't quite resemble any jail he had ever overhead. It towered over them as they sailed nearer and nearer the cliff on which seen. It looked more like a lighthouse, its tower rising to a gigantic height. Around it stood. its turret, crows circled and squawked. P54: Owen followed him into the sitting room. The first thing he noticed was the P87: Harry had never even imagined such a strange and splendid place. It was lit vaulted ceiling festooned with gold stars and the many chandeliers whose candle- by thousands and thousands of candles which were floating in mid-air over four light gave the place an eerie glow. He looked around hoping Li Po had followed long tables, where the rest of the students were sitting. These tables were laid him but the Puffin was nowhere to be seen. Nobody seemed to notice his arrival. with glittering golden plates and goblets. At the top of the hall was another long There were a number of highly decorated people in the room. Every now and then table where the teachers were sitting. Poressor McGonagall led the first years up one of them would break out in loud applause. Oddly enough, the room was here, so that they came to a halt in a line facing the other students, with the sparsely furnished for its immense size. Because of the ceiling's great height all the teachers behind them. The hundreds of faces staring at them looked like pale lan- furniture in the room, especially the two long divans in the center, looked terns in the flickering candlelight. dwarfed. Some of the ladies and gentlemen sat on these while all the others strolled around the room like sleepwalkers.
  • PLOT Page 1 EXPLANATION: VERY IMPORTANT or essential similarities are in caps and yellow. Other Important similarities are in WHITE . TRAVELS WITH LI PO HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE CHAPTER 1: OM ESTABLISHED AS LOST, ABANDONED, A MIRACULOUS CHAPTER 1: HP ESTABLISHED AS LOST, ABANDONED, A MIRACULOUS SURVIVOR LINKED TO ANOTHER WORLD. HE IS THE CHOSEN ONE of SURVIVOR LINKED TO ANOTHER WORLD. THE CHOSEN ONE. Nature whose presence the cosmos and all creatures in it are aware. OM is itself knows of his existence. He is linked to the forces of the cosmos. linked to the forces of nature. Survives hecause he is recognised for who Survives because he is recognised for who he is and protected by unseen he is and protected by unseen powers. IT IS ESTABLISHED THAT HE IS powers. BADLY BULLIED AT SCHOOL. CAST OF THE SERIES INTRODUCED. THIS IS CHAPTER 2:IT IS ESTABLISHED THAT HE IS BADLY BULLIED AT HOME AND HIS BAPTISM OF FIRE IN THE WILD FORCES OF NATURE. AT SCHOOL. HP PERFORMS UNCONSCIOUS MAGICAL FEAT OF CHAPTER 2: OWEN IS RESCUED BY OLD BART. OM FINDS HIMSELF IN A APPEARING ON ROOF. HP COMMUNES WITH A WILD ANIMAL, A SNAKE, SURREAL WORLD. IS IT DREAM OR REALITY? IS INTRODUCED TO LI PO and releases it by magic. HIS MENTOR AND GUARDIAN, AN ANCIENT ALCHEMIST who has taken CHAPTER 3: HARRY'S BAPTISM OF FIRE IN THE WILD FORCES OF NATURE. the form of a comical little Puffin in order to instruct his charge. HP IS RESCUED BY OLD HAGRID and told he is special - a wizard. CHAPTER 3: THE ENCHANTED FOREST. OM’s education begins in earnest. CHAPTER 4: HP promised fame and recognition at last as the wizard he Li Po tells OM about THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE to whet his appetite. Li had no idea, except in retrospect, that he was and he is off to study Po behaves unexpectedly. But OM is more concerned with survival at witchcraft and expand his powers. CAST OF SERIES INTRODUCED. this stagE. HP COMMUNES WITH A WILD ANIMAL, A TIGER. Li Po CHAPTER 5: HP has the fortune. Only fame awaits demonstrates his clairvoyance by seeing INVISIBLE PRESENCES. CHAPTER 6: HP FINDS HIMSELF IN A SURREAL WORLD. CHAPTER 4: OM journeys through the Land of The Serious who are CHAPTER 7: The school regime. MEETS DUMBLEDORE, HIS MENTOR AND constantly at war with The Jokers. They live underground. OM meets the GUARDIAN, A 150-YEARS-OLD ALCHEMIST. gatekeeper and MUST PROVE HIS COURAGE in order to escape by CHAPTER 8: Madness. Dumbledore behaving unexpectedly. Harry the climbing over the gate that is a hundred feet high. thinker. CHAPTER 5: OM and hunger. The Red House. Madness. CHAPTER 9: Harry has feelings. THE ROOM OF MIRRORS. Forced to make a fool out of himself for food. CHAPTER 10: HP MUST PROVE HIS COURAGE. CHAPTER 6: OM PERFORMS UNCONSCIOUS MAGICAL FEAT OF LEAPING CHAPTER 11: HP has established his warrior credentials again. Intro to WALL. HE PINES FOR HIS MOTHER AND FATHER. Has fun wtih Li Po. Is The Philosopher's Stone. cross examined by the customs man, the incurable Joker. CHAPTER 12: HARRY LONGS FOR HIS MOTHER AND FATHER. CHAPTER 7: OM arrives at Abandonville, the nightmare metropolis THE INVISIBLE PRESENCES. THE ROOM OF MIRRORS. where people are divided into only two classes, the Uglies and the CHAPTER 13: THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE. Beautifuls. CHAPTER 14: Interlude. CHAPTER 8: The Virtue Agency and SATANIC MR. YUTHERE. CHAPTER 15: THE ENCHANTED FOREST and its strange creatures. CHAPTER 9: OM betrayed and imprisoned. Obsessed with girl. Sees Li Po The three headed dog. The baptism of fire proper. Hermione lets it all as he really is in a dream... a wise old man. Is sent to the palace to meet hang out. Harry has more feelings. king and runs into the evil sadist Le Compte de Pilfer. CHAPTER 16: Chess game. Journey to the last chamber. CHAPTER 10: Li Po scuppers Yuthere’s plans. OM is released. CHAPTER 17: SHOWDOWN WITH SATANIC VOLDEMORT.
  • Similarities of PLOT Page 1 EXPLANATION: What is dealt with here are plot significances common to both stories. Sub-themes are dealt with elsewhere in this document. TRAVELS WITH LI PO BULLYING etc. HARRY POTTER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE P37: His face was round and he hated the fact it made P23: Dudley’s gang had been chasing him as usual, .. him look even younger which gave the bullies in his P20: Dudley's favourite punchbag was Harry. school one more reason to torture him. P27: Every body knew that Dudley’s gang hated that old Harry Potter in his baggy old clothes and broken glasses. P107. Here it's like a school playground, only a thousand P23: Dudley had laughed himself silly at Harry, who times worse.’ (Li Po). spent a sleepless night, imagining school the next day, P103: Fear makes a man lonely. Loneliness makes a man where he was already laughed at for his baggy clothes afraid. It's a spiral, a prison. So, he frightens others for and sellotaped glasses. the company. Bullies are Jokers.' (Li Po). P47: At school, Harry had no one. Everybody knew that P22: The bullies played their games for real, and some- Dudley’s gang hated that old Harry Potter in his baggy body always suffered, some more, some less. And old clothes and broken glasses, and nobody liked to many, like Owen, suffered badly in a way grown-ups disagree with Dudley’s Gang. could never understand
  • Page 2 P111: 'It would appear so,' said Owen noting the marble P204: They were standing on the edge of a huge floor of black and white tiles that stretched out before chessboard….. him like an endless chessboard. 'P47: Excuse me, Madam. Where is everybody?' asked Owen..... P51: “Gringotts is hundreds of miles under London, P48: 'Underground. When any of us gets depressed we see.” come up here.' P64: Thirdly, I am not really a Puffin at all, and so I've P213: “….and once I have the elixir of life I will be got few friends even among Puffins. (Li PO the Master able to create a body of my own….”(Voldemort). Magician)
  • Page 3 P53: The first thing he noticed was the vaulted ceiling P87… Harry looked upwards and saw a velvety black festooned with gold stars .... ceiling dotted with stars. P22: For, St Benedict's High, however pretty it might P568 … P29:. tried not to think how he was going to have looked on the outside, was actually a bullies' haven look on his first day at Stonewall High -.... where the weak and the odd suffered abominably. P88: Virtue! It's worth its invisible weight in gold fidgets. P50: “Give him five Knuts,..” P33/34: Li Po hopped quickly up to his mirror pretending P219: I don't think it was an accident he let me find not to see his master's disgruntled face. Then, the old out how the mirror worked." man laughed: 'It's not that he's vain, as you suppose,' he whispered. 'That is all an act for your benefit. He knows a great deal about you. P29: 'And may I present, gentlemen and unseen P86: About twenty ghosts had just streamed through presences,.... the back wall. P47Owen moved on. Once or twice he looked back, not altogether sure if he hadn't been talking to a ghost. P59: ...and he leant forward eagerly, expecting to see P59: At least that was his first thought. His second was - fabulous jewels at the very least - but at first he And I won't be getting rich either. thought it was empty.
  • Page 4 P56: 'Tut, tut, tut, tut,' went on The Major, 'and double P102: Snape’s lips curled into a sneer. tut. It is better for your “Tut, tut – fame clearly isn’t everything.” own sake and for that of the human race at this perni- P118: Peeves cackled. “Wandering around at mid- cious time, when the very night….? Tut, tut, tut…. pith and marrow of our civilization and culture is under threat, that you starve.' P58: 'Tut, tut and treble tut, Sir. Have you no grat…eee… tuuude?' P62: 'Tut tut,' laughed Li Po, as he soared into the air. P19: Indifference ruled everywhere. He was alone in P37: As night fell, the promised storm blew up around the midst of it like a tiny spider in a big bath. The sun them. Spray from the high waves splattered the walls sank in a blaze of purple and a cold wind came out of of the hut and fierce wind rattled the filthy nowhere. That too frightened him. windows……The storm raged more and more fero- ciously as the night went on. Harry couldn’t sleep. He shivered and turned over, trying to get comfortable, his stomach rumbling with hunger. P114: As the oars hit the water he covered his nose and P206:A disgusting smell filled their nostrils, making mouth with his hands to ward off the intolerable pong both of them pull their robes up over their nose. that rose from the black river.
  • Page 5 P47. Jokers killed most of the young'uns. Laughed for P43: ‘A muggle’, said Hagrid. ‘It’s what we call non- months too when they did it.' magic folk like them. An’ it’s your bad luck you grew up P62: For Jokers games are what life is about. in a family o’ the biggest Muggles I ever laid eyes on. P103: ‘Bullies are Jokers.' (Li Po) P93: 'That's my job, Sir. I am to virtue what a hog is to truffles. I can see it in the mystical aura. Psychic, you see. If in doubt, I send him to Gotcha. Filch is at least able to use wizarding devices that 'Gotcha?' have their own innate magic such as the Secrecy 'The governmental testing laboratory. They have a very Sensor used in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood advanced machine there. It incorporates a lie detector, a Prince. good manners detector, a virginity detector, an emotion detector, compassion detector, libido detector, patriotism detector, a humour detector and so on. It measures virtue to one ten thousandth of a micro- penance. It can detect everything. It can even tell us how many times you have picked your nose in public since birth. “
  • Page 6 P63: Bartholomew was a Portuguese alchemist who P160: Professor Dumbledore is particularly famous voyaged to Peking in search of The Philosopher's Stone. for....and his work on alchemy with his partner Nicolas He met Li Po there.' Flamel. P110: When they reached the ground floor he was hus- 2942 P84: ....the little boats.... were carried along a dark tled down another flight of stairs to the cellars. He heard tunnel, which seemed to be taking them right under- the sounds of lapping water as they stopped. neath the castle,until they reached a kind of under- A subterranean river flowed at his feet in an echoing bab- ground harbor, where they clambered out on to the ble. A small rowing boat drew alongside through the mist rocks and pebbles. and he was pushed into it P19: With an almighty crash the sea closed over. P38: Was that the sea, slapping hard on the rock like P15: But, the horror was always present that the light that? (HP) swell would become an angry sea,.... P37: The storm raged more and more ferociously as the P23: The sea, as if in obedience, became softer as if to night went on. reassure him. P116: “If mercy were a physical attainment the Compte P163: “Longbottom, if brains were gold you’d be poorer would be a total cripple.” than Weasley, and that’s saying something.”
  • Page 7 P127:….there was really no way he could permit him to pursue P196: “SO WHAT?” Harry shouted. ….There won’t be any Hog- his mission of world conquest unimpeded. warts to get expelled from! He’ll flatten it,or turn it into a school for the Dark Arts!..... because I’m never going over to the Dark Side!” P15: How difficult it was now to heed the warning he remem- P113: Professor McGonagall peered sternly over her glasses at bered from Miss Cecilia's talk on safety at sea. "Under no cir- Harry; “I want to hear you’re training hard, Potter, or I may cumstances,' she said, "if the worse ever comes to the worse, change my mind about punishing you drink sea-water!" P17: But, nothing seemed ever to please Jonathan. He was P21: Dudley meanwhile was counting his presents. His face fell. spoilt and always miserable. In the canteen, Jonathan was the “Thirty-six,” he said. ....”That’s two less than last year.” only one who dared complain about his dinner, often. P95: “And now before we go to bed, let us sing the school song!” P118: THE NATIONAL ANTHEM OF STRANDEDUSIA ( Dumbledore). He's six foot two. Has eyes of green, Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts, And the strength of fifty lions. Teach us something please. His waist is thin. Commits no sin. Whether we be old and bald His limbs are concrete pylons. Or young with scabby knees, His word is true. All honour due. Our heads could do with filling He never will confuse ya. With some interesting stuff, He's the King, the King, the King of For now they’re bare and full of air, Strandedusia. Dead flies and bits of fluff. All hail the King!
  • Page 8 EXPLANATION: This is important enough to be part of the title of the Harry Potter book. In “...Li Po” it is established as the goal to die for. It is indeed what “..Li Po” is all about and you would be hard pressed to find a better or more exciting goal for any story appealing to young or old. P38/39: 'The man who finds The Philosopher's Stone never dies,' said Li Po haughtily. 'The Philospoher's Stone, that's what they call the mystery of P161: “A stone that makes gold and stops you ever dying!” said things, the answer to the riddle of the universe. Li Po has all power and all Harry,….Anyone would want it!” wisdom. He can turn lead into gold as well.' 'Gee,' said Owen. 'I wouldn't mind having that trick up my sleeve.' P215:”As for the stone it has been destroyed.”... (Dumbledore) 'Many have tried, earthling. Down through the ages there have been wizards “But that means he and his wife will die, won’t they?”(H P) and warlocks. In what you call the Middle Ages they called themselves alche- “They have enough Elixir stored to set their house in order and mists. Before that they were known as The Druids. Li Po learnt his skills in then, yes, they will die.” Egypt. He was an explorer. Still is.' P162: Harry and Ron were still discussing what they would do with a 'Did he tell you the secret?' Philosopher’s Stone if they had one. It wasn’t until Ron said he’d buy his 'Tell me Li Po. Tell me the secret!' pleaded Owen. own Quidditch team … P63: “Bartholomew was a Portuguese alchemist who voyaged to P160: “ Professor Dumbledore is particularly famous for .... and his Peking in search of The Philosopher's Stone. He met Li Po there.' work on Alchemy with his partner Nicolas Flamel. “ 'And did Li Po give him.......' P161: “Nicolas Flamel,” she whispered dramatically, “is the only known 'Yes, now he is an immortal, like me.' maker of The Philospher’s Stone!” (Hermione) 'P36: You're not as stupid as you look, earthling. Li Po was a great magician. He found The Philosopher's Stone.' 'The what?' P161: The ancient study of alchemy is concerned with making The 'Never mind....... Li Po found the secret of eternal life. I am Li Po, master of Philosopher’s Stone, a legandary substance with astonishing powers. myself. I am over two thousand years old. ' The stone will transform any metal into pure gold. It also produces P35: 'My master was an ancient Chinese philosopher and a magician.”Does it the Elixir of Life. which will make the drinker immortal. (Hermione). show?' 'Yes.' P43: I don't know if it's all a dream and I don't care no more neither. Don't talk to me about eternal youth or Chinese magicians or anything else for that matter! I am going to sleep......after I say my prayers.
  • PLOT continued THE FOREST EXPLANATION: The enchanted forest that OM has to go through is to facilitate his first encounter with his real self and his hidden powers. If he calls it a jungle on occasion it is only to allude to the fact that in all its wildness and hunger it has much to do with himself and the world as it is. P39: 'Are there wild animals in this jungle Li Po?' P95: “The forest’s full of dangerous beasts, everyone knows that.” 'You bet. Millions of them.' P182: “The forest?” he repeated…. “ – there’s all sorts of things in P35: Often he could discern the shape of animals that came near or there -…” heard their presence in the bush. Maybe, I wouldn't even recognize P185: He walked forward and shook the centaur’s hand. them even if I did see them, he thought. Strange fruit hung from trees P183: “It’s not easy ter catch a Unicorn, they’re powerful magical all around him and once a huge snake dropped down from a branch creatures.” (Hagrid) right in front of him and scared him half to death. P41: Creatures stirred in their branches and things moved in the tall .... grass all around. P37: And horses too. They like to ride the horses especially at night. Angels taught the horse how to run. P32: If you are not out of the forest by then you will never get out. ' P181: “Well think again boy - it’s into the forest you’re going and I’m P34: When you sleep at night make sure you are well covered. Apart much mistaken if you’ll come out in one piece.” (Hagrid). from that… you will need all the luck you can get.' P38: ‘Li Po has all power and all wisdom.’ (Bart) P183: “There’s nothin’ that lives in the forest that’ll hurt yeh if yer P35: ‘I've decided to guide you through the forest,' said he. 'Poor Bart with me or Fang,” said Hagrid. didn't like it. But, what's a Puffin without a conscience, eh?' P27: Au contraire. It's just that this forest here casts a powerful spell P184: And into the clearing came - was it a man, or a horse?” over anybody what gets too close to it. If it takes a likin' to ye, you're P185: At last, he said, “The forest hides many secrets.” done for P34: The deeper he went into the jungle the darker it became, until the P186: Their ears seemed seemed sharper than usual. Harry’s seemed foliage became so thick that scarcely any light got through at all. The to be picking up every sigh of the wind, every cracking twig. What was noises and screams that echoed all around him grated on his nerves going on? Where were the others? and made him fearful. P186: They walked for nearly half an hour, deeper and deeper into the forest, until the path became almost impossible to follow because the trees were so thick.
  • Page 1 EXPLANATION: CP-1, 2 etc refers to a character chart drawn up for Owen that you can find on the complete version of this document. OWEN MULDOON’S DOMINANT TRAITS HARRY POTTER’S DOMINANT TRAITS P119:You are very brave. (King to OM) P99: 'He has her hypnotized. I will set her free.' (OM) One of Harry's most defining personality traits is his (CP=1) bravery and his willingness to risk his life for others. (http:/ Character:Harry_Potter#Characteristics) (CP=1) P104: 'But Yuthere is more than ugly. He's grotesque. P196: “SO WHAT?” Harry shouted. ….There won’t be He's evil.' any Hogwarts to get expelled from! He’ll flatten it,or P20;… the stewardess who made a special request to the turn it into a school for the Dark Arts!..... because I’m captain so that he could phone his mother to wish her never going over to the Dark Side!” happy birthday. P61: There was good food on the table and the smiling Friendships are the most important things in Harry’s face of his mother. There was the friendly advice of his life; “More than anything else at Hogwarts, more even father than playing Quidditch, Harry missed his best friends, P18: He clambered on top and lay flat down clutching its Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.” 15. Ibid., Chamber of sides, unable to restrain the crying fit that suddenly Secrets, 11 ( came over him. He called out into the darkness. He called for Theresa, for Fred, for Jonathan. He called for Miss Cecilia. He called again and again. He heard no re- P153: Harry was so close to the mirror now that his ply. His friends were all gone and his teachers too and all nose was almost touching his reflection. “Mum?” he the others who had been on the ship. wispered. “Dad?” P33: Owen thought about his lost friends. He realized he P156: And there was his mother and father smiling at liked Theresa... more than he thought. And he regretted him again and one of his grandfathers nodding happily. now not having told her so. Harry sank down to sit on the floor in front of the mir- P32: 'Now, they know what it's like to be drowned.' ror. There was nothing to stop him staying here all Owen collapsed in a flood of tears. night with his family. Nothing at all. CP=1 (love of family and friends) CP=1 (love of family and friends)
  • Page 2 P107: Owen flung himself on the straw face down. Harry doubts himself and this is not only a stage he goes 'Why is all this happening to me?' through at eleven, but at several points in his life. Harry P108: He even managed to scratch a couple of poems to is often unsure of his abilities and often undervalues Servilia onto the hard cement, but thinking Li Po might himself. This is what makes Harry human and helps the consider them amateurish, he quickly scratched them out reader relate to him. ( again. P109: Time and again he screamed through the door or tried to tear it from its hinges. Defeated, he would laugh P76: “I bet,” he added, voicing for the first time hysterically at his absurd belief in his own strength and something that had been worrying him a lot lately, “I then the laughter would turn to tears. bet I’m the worst in the class.” (HP) CP=1 P105: 'But, life is so empty. So grey.' moaned Owen. 'I can't see the point in any of it, if I can't make her my friend. And I never will. I just want to die, Li Po.'CP=1 P98: . He was sure of it as he remembered her eyes on his, the perfect smile. A feeling of leaden futility was upon him. P108: The riddle strained his will. Try as he might he just P205: “We’re nearly there, “ he muttered suddenly. “Let could not figure it out. CP=1 me think - let me think...” CP=1 P39: Owen, for his part, lay long time thinking. If only P63: Harry could have laughed out loud with relief. He that ship had spotted him he wouldn't have had to go was safe. CP=1 through all this. CP=1 P154: What Harry feared most was that he might be P51: He hauled himself towards the gate and lent back able to find the mirror room again. CP=1 (stress) against it letting out an enormous sigh of relief. P77: Owen sat up and relaxed. He could think a little clearer now. CP=1 ( stress)
  • CHARACTER SIMILARITIES Page 1 EXPLANATION: When the Japanese want to do Hamlet on stage or screen, they pick a small guy with black hair. It is still Hamlet he plays. The character is the man. Or, as Mr. Yuthere put it so Owen....”what’s a little dye between friends?” For simplicity Owen is cited by his initials OM as is Harry Potter - HP. The CP-1, 2 etc refers to OM’s original character chart in the unabridged document. OWEN MULDOON HARRY POTTER P32: 'Were there any more survivors.......Mister Po?' P15: "...But how in the name did Harry survive?" 'None,' announced the bird as if he was calling a tennis score. P17: "To Harry Potter, the boy who lived." P16: Owen Muldoon found it very hard to believe that he was ( The Chosen One) the sole survivor. (The Chosen One) P36: 'And what if I call you Loony Muldoony? Would you like P11: "Harry. Nasty, common name if you ask me." that?' P81: ‘Think my name’s funny do you?’(Malfoy) 'You don't like Gabriel?' (the name) 'My name is Li Po.' (Li Po to OM) (the name) P37: OM... was also skinny and a little knock-kneed. P30: 'Skinny, isn't he?' (Li Po of OM) P20: "....Harry had always been skinny for his age." P30: He'd be famous overnight. He'd be on every television channel in the world. He would be more famous than anyone P15: "He'll be famous - a legend - I wouldn't be surprised if that had ever lived. CP-2 ( the dream of fame) today was known as Harry Potter day in future - there will be books written about Harry - every child in our world will know his name." CP-2 (the dream of fame) P47: “…. you’ll be right famous at Hogwarts”. P69: Owen needed no more persuasion. Seconds later, he was running through the traffic, .... P20: Harry didn't look it, but he was very fast. P49:The thing to do was to get to hell out of there as fast as his footwear would allow.
  • Muldoon -Potter Page 2 P40: 'What!? Speak to a!? You speak to him.' P25: “I know,” Harry murmured through the glass although he P42: 'Tiger, tiger burning bright in the forests of the night,' he wasn’t sure the snake could hear him. “It must be really began. (brave) annoying.” P202: “Yeah,” said Ron, “ and lucky Harry doesn’t lose his head in a crisis.” (brave) P27: 'Puffins don't talk,' scoffed Owen. P24: ….’MOTORBIKES DON’T FLY’ P45: 'Just......just don't say another word,' said Owen. 'Not an- P111: “Give it here,’ Harry called, ‘or I’ll knock you off that other word. I mean it.' broom!” 'P103: ‘Of course, she does, you stupid bird! Everybody wants to P192: “I wish I knew what this means!’ he burst out angrily. be free!' (HP) P40: ‘This is no time for jokes bird!” (OM) (capable of anger) P116: “Shut up, both of you,!” said Harry sharply.... P134: “He’s just made that story up,” Harry muttered angrily.... (capable of anger) P17: 'I really don't know how to dance,' was all he said. P102: “I don’t know, sir,” said Harry. P67: “I don’t really know.” CP=2 (self-honesty) P70: “Yes,” said Harry. “The thing is – the thing is, I don’t know how to-“ CP=2 (self-honesty) P93: 'And where do I come into your scheme?' asked Owen looking down at his rags. P29: He sat down at the table and tried not to think about how P79: He adjusted what was left of his clothes and tried to ignore he was going to look on his first day– like he was wearing bits the chaffed toes that poked through his trainers. of old elephant skin, probably. P102: Owen turned his head away, and then sadly began pick- P23: Dudley had laughed himself silly at Harry, who spent a ing threads from the fringe of a rent on the knee of his jeans. sleepless night, imagining school the next day, where he was P61: He remembered too how shabby he looked in the mirror of already laughed at for his baggy clothes and sellotaped glasses. The Major's hall. CP=2 (concern for appearances) P80: Owen sat down on the velvet feeling very awkward in his rags. CP=2 (concern for appearances)
  • Muldoon -Potter Page 3 P26: 'Where am I, Sir?' he asked. P73: “Poor dear – no wonder he was alone, I wondered. He was P78: 'If there is any way I can repay you for your kindness ever so polite when he asked how to get on to the platform. Missus.....,' began Owen: P41: I’m sorry, but I still don’t really know who you are.’ (HP) P53: ‘I....would be glad of any food you could spare me, Sir.’ P217: And sir, there’s one more thing....(HP) CP=2 (mannered) P57/58: 'I couldn't possibly accept all that,' said Owen remembering his manners.CP=2 (mannered) P58: He was angry at the way these people had made a fool of him. P107: “Typical,” said Harry darkly. “Just what I always wanted. P89: There didn't seem to be a lot to smile about and he felt To make a fool of myself on a broomstick in front of Malfoy. foolish. CP-2 (self-regard) CP=2 (self-regard) P135: Harry went to bed with his head buzzing with the same P26: Try as he did, he could not sleep. Images came and went in question.Neville was snoring loudly but Harry couldn’t sleep. He his mind: tried to empty his mind – P26: 'Inquisitive wee lad now, aren't you?' (Bart) P63:… he swallowed a lot of new questions that had just 'I have to know....' began Owen. occurred to him…. P62: 'Wait a minute!' cried Owen. 'There are some questions....' P66: 'You see I'm lost...... I'm trying to find......' P112: “Potter, this is Oliver Wood. Wood – I’ve found you a P28: 'But, I have to know!' Owen stared wild-eyed. Seeker.” P53: 'I am a traveler on my way home,' he said clearly. (OM) P145: “We must have been through hundreds of books already CP = 1, 2 (seeking truth) and we can’t find him anywhere – just give us a hint – I know I’ve read his name somewhere.” (HP) CP = 1, 2 (seeking truth) P18: He clambered on top and lay flat down clutching its sides, P217: ...which gave Harry time to dry his eyes on the sheets. unable to restrain the crying fit that suddenly came over him. When he had found his voice again... (cries when he has to) (cries when he has to)
  • Muldoon -Potter Page 4 P32: Is there danger in the forest?' P187: “The forest is not safe at this time – especially for you.” ‘For you there will be.’ (OM special) (HP special) P89: 'But that is lying!' protested Owen. CP-2 (integrity) P213: “LIAR!’ Harry shouted suddenly. CP-2 (integrity) P66: The dryness was back again in his throat.'The Land of The P212: “I must lie,” he thought desperately. “ I must look and lie Best People in The World,' he lied. about what I see.” P68: 'Yes!' lied Owen. 'I know a few ologies.' P61: “Nothing,” Harry lied. (lies when he has to) (lies when he has to) P195: Harry flushed. P82: 'I suppose not,' said Owen who blushed carmine as his P62: Harry felt himself go red. (can blush) stomach gurgled. (can blush) P189: But who’d be that desperate?” he wondered aloud. “If you P106: Maybe, she wasn't who he thought she was. In that case, are going to be cursed forever, death’s better isn’t it?” (HP) CP=2 beauty was just an illusion; and if it was an illusion then what (intellect) hope for anyone? (OM ) CP = 2 (intellect) P81: He held out his hand to shake Harry’s but Harry didn’t take P58: 'You belong in another century, all of you. Can't you see it. “I think I can tell who the wrong sort are for myself, thanks,” that?' (relies on his own viewpoint) he said coolly. (relies on his own viewpoint) P96: 'I'll consider your offer, Sir. But I have to go.' ...Honesty P30: If I could take Li Po back home with me......I would make P123: Harry had a lot of trouble keeping his mind on his lessons millions. that day. It kept wandering up to the dormitory where his new P60: I'd have a swimming pool and a gym. And I'd live until I was broomstick was lying under his bed…. (CP-2) (Pride of Ownership) a hundred and ninety. CP-2 (Pride of Ownership)
  • Page 5 P50: But, suddenly, his legs began to tremble as if an electric P203: He took a deep breath…..He expected to see sharp beaks current had been passed through them. and claws tearing at him any second. P40/41: A wave of fear came over Owen. He grabbed his 1343 1092 P205: Harry’s knees were trembling.What if they lost? machete. P211 And to Harry’s horror, a voice answered…. P110: Owen could see why as he gazed with horror at the P206: Shaking, Harry moved three spaces to the left. numerous skeletons that lined the way P86: Harry’s heart gave a horrible jolt. A test? P40/41:'But I am! I'm terrified. Look at me; I'm trembling from (knows fear) head to foot.' (knows fear) P80: The square man went on: P20: Harry had a thin face, knobbly knees, black hair and bright 'You are not bad looking. Of course we will have to do something green eyes." about the chin, too pointy. And dark hair is in these days. But, P153:.... even a little old man who looked as though he had what's a little dye between friends? And the knees might have to Harry’s knobbly knees. (knees) be straightened. (knees) P102: Then he fell to his knees, overcome by a sadness that was P153: He had a powerful kind of ache inside him, half joy, half impossible to bear. (pain of loss) terrible sadness. (pain of loss) P108: He grew to hate this old man even though he was not real. P144: “I hate them both,” said Harry, …. (can hate) (can hate) P68: Are you familiar with that word.......ideology?' P41: “I know some things,’ he said. “I can, you know, do maths 'Yes!' lied Owen. 'I know a few ologies.' (not the academic) and stuff.” (not the academic) P41: 'You're a coward.' P90: ‘....Plenty of courage I see....- and nice thirst to prove your- 'I am not!' CP-1 (bravely determined) self.’ CP-1 (bravely determined) (sorting hat).
  • Muldoon -Potter Page 6 P75: Owen, feeling suddenly very ashamed of himself, fought his P179: He felt so ashamed of himself that he went to Wood.... way through the mob. CP-2 (integrity) CP-2 (integrity) P23: He resolved then he would not sleep again, no matter what. P179: Harry’s new resolution not to interfere in anything.... (resolute) (resolute) P213: “Then kill him fool and be done!” screeched Voldemort. P62: “… If you had laughed out loud even once they would have (faces possible death) killed you on the spot. Sports people, don't you know?” (Li Po). P114: One boiler coming up.' He reached for his pen to add his signature to Owen's death warrant. (faces possible death) P203: Not for nothing though was Harry the youngest Seeker in P61: 'You've been reading my thoughts!' exclaimed Owen sitting a century. He had a knack for spotting things other people up. (aware) didn’t. (aware) P52: He was an absurd and comical little thing but Owen didn't P92: Harry didn’t know whether to laugh or not. feel brave enough to laugh (has a sense of humour) P92: It was difficult not to laugh. (has a sense of humour)
  • Page 1 LI PO ALBUS DUMBLEDORE NB: I should be borne in mind that Li Po is not a puffin but an (Albus means ‘white’) ancient alchemist and magician in the form of a puffin. His actual human description is below. P45: Li Po could be anywhere, anywhere in this wide universe. P215: “We must have crossed in mid-air.” (Dumbledore) P102: Then, a very old man with long white hair and beard came P10: He was tall, thin and very old, judging by the silver of his and she took his arm. (Li Po in the flesh). hair and beard…..He was wearing long robes, a purple cloak P32: Then, there was the beak, yellow as a banana, curved like which swept the ground and high-heeled, buckled boots.... and an Indian dagger, .... his nose was very long and crooked….. P38: 'A great poet. He Taught Confucius everything he knew. P48: “Great man, Dumbledore. Wisest man in China my master is. (Bart about Li Po). P217: Dumbledore now became very interested in a bird out on P36: 'You're not as stupid as you look, earthling. Li Po was a the window sill,…. great magician. P92: ...Best wizard in the world! 'P39: “Did he tell you the secret?' P157: “Sir – Professor Dumbledore? Can I ask you something?” 'Yes.' …..Dumbledore smiled. “You may ask me one more thing, how- 'Tell me Li Po. Tell me the secret!' pleaded Owen. ever.” 'Here it is. Always brush your teeth and get to bed early at night.' “What do you see when you look in the mirror?” (wry humour) “I? I see myself holding a pair of thick, woollen socks.” (wry humour)
  • Page 2 P107: 'Why is all this happening to me?' Li Po ignored the question: P62: 'Truth is, earthling; I was interested in how you would cope. P219: "No, it isn't," said Harry thoughtfully. "He's a funny man, You did very well.' Dumbledore. I think he sort of wanted to give me a chance. I P.62: 'I apologize,' explained Li Po. 'But, I have great faith in your think he knows more or less everything that goes on here, you instincts. know. I reckon he had a pretty good idea we were going to try, P62: “… If you had laughed out loud even once they would have and instead of stopping us, he taught us enough to help. I don't killed you on the spot. Sports people, don't you know?” think it was an accident he let me find out how the mirror P44: L Po’s insistence took the form of a long lecture on laziness worked." P106: Something in what the bird said always seemed to reach a (Dumbledore - mentor and controller) part of him that seemed to be wiser than his thinking self. P51: 'The Law. That's what law. They have to learn the blessings of old age. When they learn that lesson, they will be young again.' (Li Po - mentor and controller) P28: Vain creature by all accounts this Puffin, he thought to himself. P78: He looked pleased with himself but then he never seemed P217: It was one of my more brilliant ideas, and between you and to look anything else. me, that’s saying something. (Dumbledore about himself) P31: 'When God was handing out the looks to Puffins he got a (vanity) wee bit extravagant when he came to Li Po, that's what I say.' ( Li Po about himself) (vanity)
  • Page 3 Li Po-Dumbledore continued P102: Then, a very old man with long white hair and beard came Albus Dumbledore was tall and thin, with long silver hair and a and she took his arm. long beard (auburn in his earlier years). He had brilliant blue P108: Always, at the end of the dream the ancient one would eyes, which usually twinkled with kindness and mischief. appear to take her out of the garden. He grew to hate this old man even though he was not real. He was a mystery. P39: Li Po, enthralled at his own quip, flew around the tent P91: “Before we begin our banquet, I would like to say a few letting out that shrieking laugh of his. (Li Po’s zany humour) words. And here they are: Nitwit! Blubber! Oddment! Squeak! (Dumbledore’s s zany humour) P43: 'Maybe that's why you met the tiger in the first place,' counseled his feathered sage. 'Li Po, he say, a little brush with danger can paint a most revealing picture. Harry and Dumbledore forged a bond comparable to that P61: 'Go away,' said Owen, turning over so that the bird would between two brothers, in spite of the century in age difference. not see his tear-filled eyes. Harry felt comfortable enough around the impressive, P44: But Li Po pecked at his neck and face so that he had no intimidating figure of Dumbledore to shout at him in frustration, choice but to keep moving forwards. cry out of grief, admit to his fears, and entrust him with his life. Albus_Dumbledore#Personality_and_traits P105: Owen rolled over on the straw and with tearful eyes gazed (Li Po and Om- buddies) up at the low ceiling: 'I just want to die,' he moaned. (to Li Po) P64: 'I'm not saying you are lying. But, you know a lot more than you are telling, Li Po.' (Li Po and Om- buddies) P101: And where was Li Po? Why wasn't he here when he It was Dumbledore who arranged for the infant Harry to be res- needed him most? cued from the cottage at Godric's Hollow . His abilities as a wiz- P62: 'I apologize,' explained Li Po. 'But, I have great faith in ard are combined with a cunningness and subtlety of mind that your instincts. allows him to comprehend human nature in addition to Dumble- P50: 'A mere...I could have gotten killed!' dore's great trust in the power of the human spirit,.... 'I could have gotten killed, I could have gotten killed, I could have gotten killed,' mimicked Li Po as he shrieked and whirled above him.
  • Page 4 P45: Li Po flew higher and higher until he was a tiny dot; and Invisibility: He claimed the ability to render himself invisible with- then he disappeared entirely. (Li Po invisible) out the use of an Invisibility Cloak. To achieve such a state, Dumbledore merely used an extremely powerful Disillusionment Charm. Occlumency/Legilimency Expert: Dumbledore was also skilled in Occlumency and Legilimency. Albus_Dumbledore #Personality_and_traits (Dumbledore invisible) P61: 'You've been reading my thoughts!' exclaimed Owen Many people, particuarly Harry Potter, often noted that Dumble- sitting up. Li Po moused along the branch and tried to look fore sometimes seemed to see right into their mind and correctly indifferent. 'That's not very nice Mister Po!' decipher what they were thinking. 'Well......I......was curious, that's all.' Albus_Dumbledore#Personality_and_traits (Li Po mind-reading) (Dumbledore mind-reading) P76: 'Appearances rule here,' replied Li Po. 'Li Po, he say, ….appearances rule when poor man seek riches in mirror.' P99: Li Po, he say, what you think of as destination maybe only another part of P157: However this mirror will give us neither knowledge nor journey.' truth. P104: Li Po, he say, man who cannot live with what he cannot P215: After all, to the well organized mind, death is but the next get, cannot live with what he got.' great P105: Li Po, he say, poet who try to kiss moon's reflection may adventure. fall in water and drown.' P157: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.” P105: 'You have to learn about the emptiness too. You, yourself, (Dumbledore as sage) are the emptiness.' P105: 'But, life is so empty. So grey.' moaned Owen. 'I can't see the point in any of it, if I can't make her my friend. And I never will. I just want to die, Li Po.' (Li Po as sage)
  • Page 1 LE COMPTE DE PILFER ARGUS FILCH Etymol.ogy: “Pilfer” = to steal Etymology: “Filch” = to steal. P110: Countless bodies hung from the vaulted roof and from be- P181: “It’s just a pity they let the old punishments die out…hang neath the arches in all sorts of contortions... you by your wrists from the ceiling for a few days, I’ve got the P116: ... the Compte de Pilfer, says so. He's the chap you just chains still in my office, keep ‘em well oiled in case… met. Tall isn't he? But, absolutely without mercy. If mercy were a Filch is a rheumatic and hunchbacked man who wheezes and physical attainment the Compte would be a total cripple. (sadist} shuffles when he walks. (sadist} P111: The men disembarked and Owen was handed over to an P99: Even worse than Peeves, if that was possible, was the official. He was a tall man with strikingly green eyes: (ie, Pilfer). caretaker, Argus Filch. P112: . His Majesty has a lot of work to......ex...ecute.' His pur- P99: Filch owned a cat called Mrs. Norris……with bulging, poseful stressing of the last word did nothing to make Owen feel lamplike eyes just like Filch’s. welcome. (Pilfer) P99: Filch knew the secret passageways of the school better P116: He designed this palace and furnished it too. I just sign than anyone…. things for him. His knowledge of the secrets and shortcuts of the castle is P120: Everybody knows I am mad. It's an honour to be mad, Pil- almost unparalleled..... He has been known to favour almost fer tells me. And he ought to know. Pilfer knows everything. sadistically harsh punishments... (expert on the palace) (expert on the castle) This bitterness expresses itself in the endless restrictions he P120: Pilfer would be really angry, that's for sure. He would put places upon the students and the powerful desire he has to an end to my supply of chocolate. That's the sort of cruel man he torture them. is, capable of anything. Muggles%27_Guide_to_Harry_Potter/Characters/Argus_Filch P107: They have a king,... 'More often than not he is told to sign P116: “Do you think I am going to stand here and wait for Filch an order of execution.' (by Pilfer) to catch me?” P119: Filch must have hurried off to look for them....but they hardly cared - all they wanted to do was put as much space between themselves and that monster.
  • Page 1 BARTHOLOMEW O’MALLEY RUBEUS HAGRID ( Bartholomew. No birth date given, but old enough to be Owen’s (Aged 65. Born 1929 - grandad.) hagrid.html) P25: Glad to be out of it. That were forty years ago now.' P24: He saw that the old man was dressed in animal skins and P133: Hagrid could be seen.... bundled up in a long moleskin wore a funny hat with flowers on it. ... , his little blue eyes peer- overcoat, rabbit fur gloves and enormous beaverskin boots. ing off into nowhere: P26: An old man, a beachcomber, had found him and carried P104 Hagrid lived in a small wooden house on the edge of the him to his hut buried deep in the forest. (Bart’s hut) forbidden forest. P169: When they knocked on the door of the gamekeeper’s hut an hour later… (Hagrid’s hut) P24: 'Tis that, son. Irish as stout and shamrocks or babblin' brooks.' P24: 'Was shipwrecked meself a long while ago. P40: “I’ll not say no to summat stronger if yeh’ve got it, mind.” P25: 'The fightin' Irish they call us. Been fightin' the English for a P40: “Got summit for yer here. (speaks in vernacular) thousand years or more.' (speaks in vernacular) P46: . He searched his rags and produced a big rusty key. P41: “Call me Hagrid,” he said, everyone else does. An’ like I told 'There it is,' he said. 'Can't pull the gate no more, that's the yeh, I’m keeper of the keys at Hogwarts....” problem.’ ( the gatekeeper) P33: 'He called you Bart!' shrieked the Puffin. P48: Be grateful if yer didn’t mention that teh anyone at P34: 'One other thing. If you do make it, tell nobody about me Hogwarts. ( Hagbrid - a private man) or where I am.' (Bart - a private man) P24: The old man smiled to himself and tweaked one of his P48: He cast a sideways look at Harry under his bushy eyebrows. bushy eyebrows. (Bart) (Hagrid)
  • Page 2 P24: ...he decided there and then that the old man was right P104: There was only one room inside. Hams and pheasants about the forest because everything on the table came from were hanging from the ceiling, a copper kettle was boiling on there. the open fire and in the corner stood a massive bed with a P25: The shack was very neat and furnished with a wide variety patchwork quilt over it. “Make yerselves at home,” said Hagrid. of wooden things, tables, shelves and chairs that looked very (Hagrid’s hut) ornate and homely. (Bart’s hut) P34: Bartholomew had washed his denim, jacket, his T-shirt, his P40: He bent down over the fireplace; they couldn’t see what he jeans and even his trainers. He heaved a rucksack onto the boy's was doing but when he drew back a second later, there was a back: roaring fire there. It filled the whole damp hut with flickering P35: Old Bartholomew had thought of everything, even a sheet light and Harry felt the warmth wash over him as though he had of polythene that he could leave out at night to collect fresh sunk into a warm bath. (caring Hagrid) water. (caring Bart) P24: The dish of rice and vegetables and fruit pie tasted so deli- P41: He passed the sausages to Harry who was so hungry he had cious ....He had never tasted anything like it. never tasted anything so wonderful. (Hagrid has the chef’s magic P33: 'I do, Bart.' said Owen reaching for another slice of pineap- touch) ple pie. (Bart has the chef’s magic touch) P33:'Anyway,' said Bartholomew. 'Time to eat. You get yourself out of bed and go and freshen yourself up and I'll make us a good P169: Hagrid made them tea…. meal.' P26: Owen could hear him talking to himself outside. He seemed Dear, dear, you know, that temper of yours will lead you into angry about something. He heard a bucket or a wheelbarrow be- trouble one of these days, Hagrid." —Lucius Malfoy provoking ing kicked and then, silence. It didn't seem to Owen as if he was Hagrid. coming back in again. Now he was talking to himself again, P181: “Then get back off ter the castle an’ pack. Go on!” louder this time. (Bart has a temper) (Hagrid has a temper) P25: Understand me drift?' He got up and draped a blanket over P48: He took off his thick black coat and threw it to Harry: “You Owen. 'Think ye'd better sleep now, son.' can kip under that,” he said.
  • Page 1 KING OF STRANDEDUSIA QUIRINUS QUIRRELL P118: 'Well, the lyrics's a homage to the King,' replied “ Since then, I have served him faithfully, although I have let Owen. him down many times. He has had to be very hard on me.” 'Yes!' cried the little man springing to his feet. 'But, which King!? Quirrell shivered suddenly. “He does not forgive mistakes eas- P120: . Pilfer would be really angry, that's for sure. ily.” P116: However, he (Pilfer) is the real king. I just sign things for P210: a spasm of fear flitted across Quirrell’s face. him. A great man. A very, very, very, very great man. “Sometimes,” he said, “I find it hard to follow my master’s in- P118: Pilfer wrote the anthem. Pilfer does everything. Pilfer is structions – he is a great wizard and I am weak –“ the King. ‘He slumped down again into the throne. P210: “ I see the stone. … I’m presenting it to my master…. but P123: 'Ye gods! I forgot about him. Pilfer will have my head. where is it?”(Quirrell) What am I to do?' P122: The King curled up on his throne and was crying bitterly. In a tantrum he chucked all the cushions to the floor. Owen wanted Quirrell appears in the Great Hall to warn staff and students to console him but could not think of anything to say. Helplessly, of a troll in the dungeons, and then promptly faints. (http:// he watched and waited until His Majesty had gathered himself. Presently he sat up, produced a large hankie the size of a shirt and blew his nose: 'Obviously, I will have to flee,' he mumbled. P102: 'No, no. When in doubt flee. My grandfather's motto. P123: My only friend is Pilfer. And he's not really my friend. I see His voice was stammering, and he often stuttered. He was that now. Pilfer is a dog. Maybe, I should have him boiled in oil usually trembling, and was prone to fainting. His nervousness before I go. turned out to be something of an act; even though he was ter- P124: 'I will leave a fake suicide note for my valet to find in the rified of disobeying Lord Voldemort, he was really very cold morning and convey to the Minister of Internal Affairs. It will and calculating. state that a divine vision has been granted me that the true King Quirinus_Quirrell of Strandedusia is actually Pilfer. Under the burden of this knowledge I have decided to take my own life. Voila. That should do it.'
  • PUFFIN OWL P24: Named after some saint or other as far as I know. 507 Saint Hedwig, of Rowling's choosing, was the saint of or- Bartholomew O'Malley, that's me.' phans and abandoned children. (Source - meet_the_real_hedwig_harry_potters.html). P91: Li Po had perched himself outside the window and had been P 67 Hedwig swooped in and out of the window as she pleased. listening to everything. P49: There was an owl rapping its claw on the window, a news- paper in its beak. Owls especially a tawny or Snowy owls have a very small beak that it uses for breaking the bones of its victims. Heavy and awk- ward objects it carries in its claws. ( forumphotos/data/1327/Tawny_Owl.jpg) P96: Li Po was back, drumming at the window with his beak. CHARACTER FILE Hedwig is female although in the films his char- P124: It was dark when he felt Li Po's beak pecking at his ear. acter is played by a male. P75: Owen hugged him tightly so glad was he to see him. The P101: Hedwig…… sometimes flew in to nibble his ear…. bird pecked his ear fondly. P51: If that isn't the craziest bird that ever sprouted feathers, he Apparently, she was also able to understand human speech; thought to himself, then I'm still in my bed somewhere in Ireland. Harry usually gave her verbal instructions where to deliver let- And somebody had better waken me up, real soon. ters and she also obeyed other spoken orders such as P97: 'I'm not going anywhere.' Harry's command to peck his friends until they answered his let- The Puffin perched on his shoulder and shouted into his ear: ters (OP3, OP4). In turn, she could effectively express her mood 'Snap out of it! It's getting dark already.' and opinion with a variety of hoots, clacks of her beak, expres- P33/34:'It's not that he's vain, as you suppose,' he whispered. sive looks, and other forms of body language (CS2, CS12, GF18, 'That is all an act for your benefit. He knows a great deal about OP3).Hedwig was a very dignified owl who took great pride in you.” (Bart speaking of the Puffin). her talent. Hedwig seemed to understand Harry and adjusted to P36: The bird fell into a frenzy of gaiety. His laughter, as he flew his needs (PA2). However, she was easily offended when Harry in wide circles above Owen's head, was a piercing cackle that failed to notice her, did not treat her well and respectfully, or seemed to fill the skies. Perhaps, thought Owen, Li Po's wife was asked her to do something she did not like (CS2, CS7, PA5, PA14, a witch and that's where he learnt to laugh or else Li Po was a GF14, GF18, OP3). ( very funny chap to be sure