Monday, September 06, 2004

Quote for 6 September 2004

Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia had managed to find excuses for his bad marks as usual: Aunt Petunia always insisted that Dudley was a very gifted boy whose teachers didn't understand him, while Uncle Vernon maintained that "he didn't want some swotty little nancy boy for a son anyway." They also skated over the accusations of bullying in the report— "He's a boisterous little boy, but he wouldn't hurt a fly!" Aunt Petunia had said tearfully.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, Chapter 3

Oh, the irony. Dudley Dursley, for those who haven't read Harry Potter, is Harry's obnoxious, insufferable, and mean-spirited cousin.