All Harry could think of doing was to keep Quirrell talking and stop him from concentrating on the mirror.

I saw you and Snape in the forest he blurted out.

Yes, said Quirrell idly, walking around the mirror to look at the back. He was on to me by that time, trying to find out how far Id got. He suspected me all along. Tried to frighten meas though he could, when I had Lord Voldemort on my side

Quirrell came back out from behind the mirror and stared hungrily into it.

I see the Stone Im presenting it to my master but where is it?

Harry struggled against the ropes binding him, but they didnt give. He had to keep Quirrell from giving his whole attention to the mirror.

But Snape always seemed to hate me so much.

Oh, he does, said Quirrell casually, heavens, yes. He was at Hogwarts with your father, didnt you know? They loathed each other. But he never wanted you dead.

But I heard you a few days ago, sobbingI thought Snape was threatening you

For the first time, a spasm of fear flitted across Quirrells face.

Sometimes, he said, I find it hard to follow my masters instructionshe is a great wizard and I am weak

You mean he was there in the classroom with you? Harry gasped.

He is with me wherever I go, said Quirrell quietly. I met him when I traveled around the world. A foolish young man I was then, full of ridiculous ideas about good and evil. Lord Voldemort showed me how wrong I was. There is no good and evil, there is only power, and those too weak to seek it Since then, I have served him faithfully, although I have let him down many times. He has had to be very hard on me. Quirrell shivered suddenly. He does not forgive mistakes easily. When I failed to steal the stone from Gringotts, he was most displeased. He punished me decided he would have to keep a closer watch on me

Quirrells voice trailed away. Harry was remembering his trip to Diagon Alley how could he have been so stupid? Hed seen Quirrell there that very day, shaken hands with him in the Leaky Cauldron.

Quirrell cursed under his breath.

I dont understand is the Stone inside the mirror? Should I break it?

Harrys mind was racing.

What I want more than anything else in the world at the moment, he thought, is to find the Stone before Quirrell does. So if I look in the mirror, I should see myseff finding itwhich means Ill see where its hidden! But how can I look without Quirrell realizing what Im up to?

He tried to edge to the left, to get in front of the glass without Quirrell noticing, but the ropes around his ankles were too tight: he tripped and fell over. Quirrell ignored him. He was still talking to himself.

What does this mirror do? How does it work? Help me, Master!


  1. A chill that had nothing to do with the iced champagne was stealing through Harrys chest.
  2. A dark figure came bustling toward them, and Harry saw a glint of silver to the light of their wands. They had found Gryffindors sword.
  3. A mixture of gratitude and shame welled up in Harry. Had Lupin forgiven him, then, for the terrible things he had said when they had last met?
  4. A motherly-looking Healer wearing a tinsel wreath in her hair came bustling up the corridor, smiling warmly at Harry and the others.
  5. A paralyzing terror filled Harry so that he couldnt move or speak. His Patronus flickered and died.
  6. A roaring, billowing noise behind him gave him a moments warning. He turned and saw both Ron and Crabbe running as hard as they could up the aisle toward them.
  7. A seam had split on Hermiones bag. Harry wasnt surprised; he could see that it was crammed with at least a dozen large and heavy books.
  8. A vivid image of the shrieking, spitting portrait of Siriuss mother that hung in the hall of number twelve, Grimmauld Place flashed into Harrys mind. I bet there has, he said.
  9. A whistling in Harrys ear told him the Bludger had just missed him again; he turned right over and sped in the opposite direction.
  10. A young witch with short blonde hair poked her head around the curtain; Harry saw that she too was wearing magenta staff robes.
  11. A) can; B) could; C) can't; D) couldn't; E) be able to
  12. A. Before you listen, say when you visit another city, what do you enjoy/not enjoy doing?

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THE MAN WITH TWO FACES | And to Harrys horror, a voice answered, and the voice seemed to come from Quirrell himself.

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