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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 1 "Dudley Demented" Summary

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Chapter 1 "Dudley Demented" Summary

Picking the story up after Harry's fourth year at Hogwarts, we find Harry back at his despicable Aunt and Uncle's home in Little Whinging. Voldemort has returned from the dead and Harry is desperate for news, since he is no longer receiving news from the owls and is getting little more than vague letters from Ron, Hermione and his godfather Sirius. Harry is caught eavesdropping on the local newscast by his uncle. They argue and then Harry leaves to take a walk. Harry winds up in a local playground and sees his cousin Dudley, now trimmer and a champion scholastic boxer, leaving his gang of thugs for the night.

Harry catches up with Dudley and the two trade insults culminating in the revelation that Dudley has heard Harry crying out in terror in his sleep. Harry is furious and draws his wand on...

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