Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis

Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone: Chapter Two

Vitrum Evanescens CAPUT ALTERUM -2

Dudley's mouth fell open in horror, but Harry's heart gave a leap.
dudley horrore perculsus os demisit sed cor harrii saliit .

Every year on Dudley's birthday, his parents took him and a friend out for the day, to adventure parks,
in quotannis die natali dudlei parentes excursionem faciebant cum dudleo et amico in recreatorium saeptum rebus audendis ,

hamburger restaurants,
thermopolium hammaburgorum ,

or the movies.
in cinematographeum .

Every year,
quotannis ,

Harry was left behind with Mrs. Figg,
harrius relictus est cum domina figg ,

a mad old lady who lived two streets away.
anu insana cuius domus aberat duarum spatio viarum .

Harry hated it there.
locum illum harrius oderat .

The whole house smelled of cabbage and Mrs. Figg made him look at photographs of all the cats she'd ever owned.
domus tota caulibus olebat et domina figg eum cogebat imagines photographicas inspicere felium omnium quas unquam habuerat .

"Now what?" said Aunt Petunia,
'quid nunc faciamus inquit matertera petunia ,

looking furiously at Harry as though he'd planned this.
harrium furibunda contemplata quasi ipse rem excogitavisset .

Harry knew he ought to feel sorry that Mrs. Figg had broken her leg,
harrius sciebat se debere misereri dominae figg quod crus fregerat ,

but it wasn't easy when he reminded himself it would be a whole year before he had to look at Tibbles, Snowy, Mr. Paws, and Tufty again.
sed id difficile erat cum secum reputaret totum annum elapsurum esse priusquam sibi rursus videndae essent tibbles nivea dominus pediculus flocculus .

"We could phone Marge,"
'an telephonice cum margarita colloquamur ?'

Uncle Vernon suggested.
rogavit avunculus vernon adiuvans .

"Don't be silly, Vernon,
noli stultus esse vernon .'

she hates the boy."
puerum odit

The Dursleys often spoke about Harry like this,
durslei saepe hoc modo loquebantur de harrio ,

as though he wasn't there -
quasi abesset -

or rather,
aut potius ,

as though he was something very nasty that couldn't understand them,
quasi res esset foedissimi generis quae eos non intellegeret ,

like a slug.
limaci similis .

"What about what's-her-name,
'quid dicis de - nominis oblitus sum

your friend - Yvonne?"
- amica tua - yvonne ?'

"On vacation in Majorca,"
'ferias agit in maiore insula baleari ,'

snapped Aunt Petunia.
acriter respondit matertera petunia .

"You could just leave me here,"
'quid si me hic reliquistis?'

Harry put in hopefully
magna cum spe Harrius verba interposuit

(he'd be able to watch what he wanted on television for a change and maybe even have a go on Dudley's computer).
(possit enim rem inusitatam facere in televisione spectare quid vellet et quod maius erat forsitan habeat occasionem utendi instrumento computatorio dudlei ).

Aunt Petunia looked as though she'd just swallowed a lemon.
matertera petunia visa est modo pomum citreum glutivisse .

"And come back and find the house in ruins?" she snarled.
'nolo domum regressa ruinam invenire ,' infremuit .

"I won't blow up the house," said Harry,
'non delebo domum materia explosiva ,' inquit harrius ,

but they weren't listening.
sed illi non audiebant .

"I suppose we could take him to the zoo,"
'quid si eum nobiscum adducamus ad saeptum ferarum ,'

said Aunt Petunia slowly,
lente rogavit matertera petunia ,

". . . and leave him in the car. . . ."
'... et eum in autocineto relinquamus ?'

"That car's new, he's not sitting in it alone. . . ."
'novum est illud autocinetum , non licet ei in illo soli sedere ...'

Dudley began to cry loudly.
dudley magno cum sonitu coepit lacrimare .

In fact, he wasn't really crying -
non vero lacrimabat ,

it had been years since he'd really cried -
multos iam annos non vero lacrimaverat ,

but he knew that if he screwed up his face and wailed,
sed sciebat si vultu contorto ululatum emisisset ,

his mother would give him anything he wanted.
matrem sibi daturam esse quidquid vellet .

"Dinky Duddydums, don't cry,
'dinky duddidule , ne lacrimaveris ,

Mummy won't let him spoil your special day!" she cried,
matercula non ei permittet perdere diem tuum festivum !

flinging her arms around him.
clamavit , bracchiis eum amplexa .

"I . . . don't . . . want . . . him . . . t-t-to come!"
'ego ... nolo ... eum ... v - v - venire !'

Dudley yelled between huge, pretend sobs.
clamavit dudley inter plangores magnos et simulatos .

"He always sp-spoils everything!"
'semper omnia p -perdit !'

He shot Harry a nasty grin through the gap in his mother's arms.
per hiatum patentem in amplexu matris maligne harrio subrisit .

Just then, the doorbell rang -
tum maxime , insonuit tintinabulum liminare -

"Oh, good Lord, they're here!"
'pro di immortales , adsunt !'

said Aunt Petunia frantically -
inquit matertera petunia furibunda -

and a moment later,
et post momentum ,

Dudley's best friend,
intravit amicus optimus dudlei ,

Piers Polkiss, walked in with his mother.
piers polkiss , cum matre sua .

Piers was a scrawny boy with a face like a rat.
piers erat puer macer cum facie ratti .

He was usually the one who held people's arms behind their backs while Dudley hit them.
solebat post tergum bracchia tenere eorum quos dudley pulsabat .

Dudley stopped pretending to cry at once.
dudley statim a lacrimis simulatis abstinuit .

Half an hour later,
dimidia post hora ,

Harry, who couldn't believe his luck,
harrius , qui fortunae suae credere non poterat ,

was sitting in the back of the Dursleys' car with Piers and Dudley,
sedebat in posteriore parte autocineti dursleorum ,

on the way to the zoo for the first time in his life.
iter faciens ad saeptum ferarum quod nunquam antea viserat .

His aunt and uncle hadn't been able to think of anything else to do with him,
matertera enim et avunculus non potuerant excogitare quomodo aliter eum curarent ,

but before they'd left,
sed priusquam discesserunt ,

Uncle Vernon had taken Harry aside.
avunculus vernon harrium seduxerat .

"I'm warning you," he had said,
'te admoneo ,' dixerat ,

putting his large purple face right up close to Harry's,
faciem amplam et purpuream ori harii prope admovens ,

"I'm warning you now, boy -
'nunc te admoneo , puer -

any funny business,
ne quid temptes ridiculi ,

anything at all -
qualecumque -

and you'll be in that cupboard from now until Christmas."
nisi vis morari in armario isto usque ad diem natalem christi !.'

"I'm not going to do anything," said Harry, "honestly . . ."
'nil faciam ,' inquit harrius , 'sine fraude dico ...'

But Uncle Vernon didn't believe him.
sed avunculus vernon non ei credidit .

No one ever did.
nemo unquam ei credebat .

The problem was,
causa erat ,

strange things often happened around Harry and it was just no good telling the Dursleys he didn't make them happen.
quod res mirae saepe circum harrium factae sunt , nec ullo modo ei proderat dursleis dicere se ipsum extra culpam esse .

Once, Aunt Petunia,
olim , matertera petunia ,

tired of Harry coming back from the barbers looking as though he hadn't been at all,
pertaesa quod harrius redibat a tonsore intonsis ,

had taken a pair of kitchen scissors and cut his hair so short he was almost bald except for his bangs, which she left
ut videbatur capillis , forficibus culinariis arreptis tam breves fecerat capillos eius ut paene calvus esset praeter fimbrias quas reliquit

"to hide that horrible scar."
'ut cicatricem illam horribilem celaret .'

Dudley had laughed himself silly at Harry,
dudley harrium irriserat ,

who spent a sleepless night imagining school the next day,
qui totam noctem pervigilaverat imaginatus quid postridie futurum esset in schola ,

where he was already laughed at for his baggy clothes and taped glasses.
ubi iam ludibrio erat ob vestes ampliores et perspicilla conglutinata .

Next morning, however,
postridie mane , tamen , cum surrexisset ,

he had gotten up to find his hair exactly as it had been before Aunt Petunia had sheared it off.
invenit crinem haudquaquam breviorem esse quam fuisset priusquam matertera petunia eum totondisset .

He had been given a week in his cupboard for this,
in armario per hebdomadem inclusus poenam dederat ,

even though he had tried to explain that he couldn't explain how it had grown back so quickly.
quamquam conatus erat explicare se non posse explicare quomodo crines iterum tam celeriter crevissent .

Another time, Aunt Petunia had been trying to force him into a revolting old sweater of Dudley's
alio tempore , matertera petunia conata erat eum compellere in laneam tuniculam dudlei obsoletam et foedam

(brown with orange puff balls).
(fusca erat cum globulis lutei coloris ).

The harder she tried to pull it over his head,
quo fortius eam supra caput eius trahere conata est ,

the smaller it seemed to become,
eo artior visa est fieri ,

until finally it might have fitted a hand puppet,
dum postremo , quamquam potuit cum pupa manuali convenire ,

but certainly wouldn't fit Harry.
certe non convenit cum harrio .

Aunt Petunia had decided it must have shrunk in the wash and,
matertera petunia , arbitrata eam in machina lavatoria contractam esse ,

to his great relief, Harry wasn't punished.
poenas de harrio non sumpsit , quod ei magno solamini erat .

On the other hand,
at contra ,

he'd gotten into terrible trouble for being found on the roof of the school kitchens.
calamitate afflictus erat quod repertus est in tecto culinarum quae in schola erant .

Dudley's gang had been chasing him as usual when,
dudleani eum persequebantur , ut fieri solebat ,

as much to Harry's surprise as anyone else's,
cum harrius subito sensit se in camino sedere ,

there he was sitting on the chimney.
quod non minus admirationis harrio ipsi attulit quam ceteris hominibus .

The Dursleys had received a very angry letter from Harry's headmistress telling them Harry had been climbing school buildings.
durslei epistolam iratissimam a moderatrice scholae acceperant quae eos certiores fecit harrium in aedificia scholastica ascendisse .

But all he'd tried to do
sed nihil aliud temptaverat

(as he shouted at Uncle Vernon through the locked door of his cupboard)
(quod avunculo vernon clamavit per ianuam occlusam armarii sui )

was jump behind the big trash cans outside the kitchen doors
quam salire post recep-tacula magna extra fores culinae posita .

Harry supposed that the wind must have caught him in mid-jump.
quam salire post receptacula magna extra fores culinae posita harrius arbitratus est ventum nescio quo modo in medio saltu se sursum sustulisse .

But today, nothing was going to go wrong.
sed hodie , nulli futuri erant errores .

It was even worth being with Dudley and Piers to be spending the day somewhere that wasn't school, his cupboard, or Mrs. Figg's cabbage-smelling living room.
dummodo careret schola , armario suo , sessorio dominae figg caulibus redolente , etiam tolerabile erat degere diem cum dudleo et piero .

While he drove, Uncle Vernon complained to Aunt Petunia.
dum autocinetum dirigit , avunculus vernon questus est cum matertera petunia ,

He liked to complain about things:
libebat ei de rebus queri :

people at work, Harry, the council, Harry, the bank, and Harry were just a few of his favorite subjects.
praecipuas inter querelas , ut pauca modo referam , erant collegae , harrius , decuriones , harrius , argentaria , harrius .

This morning, it was motorcycles.
hodie mane querebatur de birotulis automatariis .

". . . roaring along like maniacs, the young hoodlums," he said, as a motorcycle overtook them.
'... frementes et ruentes modo furioso , adulescentuli e flagitiosorum grege , 'inquit ubi birotula automataria eos praetervecta est .

"I had a dream about a motorcycle," said Harry, remembering suddenly.
'somnium habui de birotula automataria ,' inquit harrius , subito recordatus .

"It was flying."
'volabat illa .'

Uncle Vernon nearly crashed into the car in front.
avunculus vernon paene collisionem fecit cum autocineto quod a fronte erat .

He turned right around in his seat and yelled at Harry,
toto corpore in sede conversus Harrio clamavit vultu simili betae ,

his face like a gigantic beet with a mustache: "MOTORCYCLES DON'T FLY!"
ingentis et mystaciosae , 'BIROTULA AUTOMATARIAE NON VOLANT !'

Dudley and Piers sniggered.
dudley et piers summissim riserunt .

"I know they don't," said Harry.
'id scio ,' inquit harrius .

"It was only a dream."
'somniabam modo .'

But he wished he hadn't said anything.
sed eum paenitebat quidquam dixisse .

If there was one thing the Dursleys hated even more than his asking questions,
si durslei curiositatem eius oderant ,

it was his talking about anything acting in a way it shouldn't, no matter if it was in a dream or even a cartoon -
etiam peius id oderant si locutus erat de rebus contra fas agentibus vel in somnio vel etiam in libello pictographico -

they seemed to think he might get dangerous ideas.
videbantur enim timere ne nova et periculosa sentiret .

It was a very sunny Saturday and the zoo was crowded with families.
illo die saturni caelum erat serenum et saeptum ferarum erat confertum familiis .

The Dursleys bought Dudley and Piers large chocolate ice creams at the entrance and then,
in introitu durslei emerant dudleo et piero sorbitiones magnas et gelidas e socolata factas et tum ,

because the smiling lady in the van had asked Harry what he wanted before they could hurry him away,
quod mulier subridens in autoplaustro stans harrium rogaverat quid vellet priusquam eum abriperent ,

they bought him a cheap lemon ice pop.
vili pretio emerant ei cuppediolum gelatum citrei saporis .

It wasn't bad, either, Harry thought,
'neque malum est ,' arbitratus est harrius ,

licking it as they watched a gorilla scratching its head who looked remarkably like Dudley, except that it wasn't blond.
id lambens dum spectant gorillam caput radentem et si modo flavos habuisset pilos , dudleum miro modo referentem .

Harry had the best morning he'd had in a long time.
harrius diu non habuerat meliorem diem matutinum .

He was careful to walk a little way apart from the Dursleys so that Dudley and Piers,
curabat ut parvo intervallo disiunctus a dursleis iret ne dudley et piers quos ,

who were starting to get bored with the animals by lunchtime,
hora prandii appropinquante ,

wouldn't fall back on their favorite hobby of hitting him.
ferarum taedebat se conferrent in studium quod maxime diligebant ipsius pulsandi .

They ate in the zoo restaurant, and when Dudley had a tantrum because his knickerbocker glory didn't have enough ice cream on top,
pranserunt in caupona saepti ferarum et cum dudley tumultuaretur quod sorbillum glaciatum transatlanticum non satis magnum esset ,

Uncle Vernon bought him another one and Harry was allowed to finish the first.
avunculus vernon ei alterum emit et harrio permissum est ut primum conficeret .

Harry felt, afterward,
harrius sensit , postea ,

that he should have known it was all too good to last.
se debuisse scire sibi non licere diutius beate vivere .

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