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First year defeats 'He Who Must Not Be Named'
Harry Potter saves the Sorcerer's Stone
by Iris Danderfluff
|In a display of amazing
courage, first year Hogwarts student, Harry Potter, defeated the evil dark
Lord Voldemort last night after a courageous descent through Fluffy's trap
door and other security measures devised to protect the life giving
"They got past Fluffy all right," said Rubeus Hagrid, who first brought the three-headed beast to Hogwarts to stand guard at the trap door. "I should'na told em about music and Fluffy's weakness under its spell, but I guess it were good I did."
"I had been knocked unconscious in the wizard's chess game," friend Ron Weasley said. "So, I couldn't help much, but Harry pushed on though. He was fearless."
"I don't think I was fearless," Potter said. "I was very afraid. When I saw Voldemort's face on the back of Quirrell's head, I have to admit I was pretty queasy. I know that my courage came from Dumbledore. He always seems to know when I need help," Potter said.
Hermoine Granger admitted that the three had believed all along that Professor Severus Snape was out to steal the Sorcerer's Stone. They were surprised to learn that it was Quirrell who was in league with Voldemort.
"We even thought Snape was bewitching Harry to make him fall off his broomstick during the Quidditch match, but it ended up it was Quirrell," Granger said.
Even though he is in his first year at Hogwarts, Potter has a long history with the school.
He is the son of James and Lily Potter who were murdered in the dark lord's scheme for power. After his birth, the infant Potter was given over to the care of his muggle relatives, the Dursleys. But now the promising wizard is back home where he belongs.
"We knew he was a wizard of incomparable courage from the moment we saw him emerge from that
|horrific event, scarred
yes, but marked for greatness with that lightening bolt upon his head," Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts Headmaster said.
"Harry Potter and his friends, Miss Granger and Mr. Weasley, saved the entire Hogwarts family from who knows what evil that day. We all are truly grateful. Besides their courage, these three earned Gryffindor house enough points to win them the house cup this year," Dumbledore said.
"Yes, yes. We are all quite proud of our new seeker's special courage," Gryffindor's McGonnegal said of Potter. "When I first saw how he handled his broomstick, on the very first try, I knew he was a marvel. Seems his talents extend beyond the Quidditch field as well," she said.
"All Gryffindors should be proud to have Potter in their house," McGonnegal said.