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"A large black and silver volume caught his eye. He pulled it out with difficulty, because it was very heavy, and, balancing it on his knee, let it fall open. A piercing, bloodcurdling shriek split the silence — the book was screaming! Harry snapped it shut, but the shriek went on and on, one high, unbroken, earsplitting note."

This book was large and bound in black and silver. A copy was kept at the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts Library. Whenever opened, this book would shriek in one high and unbroken note.[1] It appeared to be a collection of Christian sermons.[2]

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Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 12 (The Mirror of Erised)
  2. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film) - Chapter 22 (Cloaked in Darkness)

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