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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - The Parting of the Ways
In the later prints of this book in the chapter Priori Incantatem, the editors had revised the order in which Harry's parents appear from Voldemort's wand.
However they had neglected to do the same in the chapter Parting of The Ways when Harry recalls his story to Dumbledore and Sirius!! It's page 696 in my book, the exact sentence being "He could see Cedric emerging, see the old man, Bertha Jorkins...his father...his mother..."
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Contributed By: Anonymous on 03-20-2001 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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L. Sandow writes:
I was hoping that this could possibly be done on purpose- another twist in the story. Much to my disgust, the publishers have fixed this mistake in the newer books. So, if you can find this mistake, it means that you bought the book before the mistake was changed.
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Courtney writes:
Harry is recollecting. He doesn't have to say them in the right order. He's just listing off the people, not in any specific order!!!
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Unown writes:
The publishers are DUMB!!!!!
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KyleFS writes:
JK Rowling actually admitted that the order was a mistake, but said it was her editors fault. She originally had the order correct (Lily first then James), but her editor thought that it was wrong. This was the book where she got temporary writers block and was very stressed and tired, and so without thinking about it she put her faith in her editor, and that is how the book went to the publishers.
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MIH writes:
I was reading an article on jkrowling.com, and it said that she had the correct order, but one of her publishers pointed out to her when she was tired after a long day of editing that the order was wrong, being tired, she just told the editor to change it, even though it was correct!!!
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Piggins622 writes:
Well.......considering this happens twice, it may not be a mistake. I mean, J.K. Rowling, the editors, the publishers, and the the people J.K. has read it before it goes in to be published can't be stupid enough to have it happen twice. Then again they can. But you never know. J.K. always seems to plan ahead.
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Satou Sei writes:
People, stop saying that you think it's not a slip-up and that it will probably be explained in one of the later books. JK Rowling SAID that it WAS indeed a slip-up. So knock it off.
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jennimiki writes:
Actually Samantha, it WAS an error at first. It should be correct in new printings. I have a version that is correct and one that's wrong. As long as you KNOW it's wrong, it's no big deal. But yes, James died first and since they were coming out from the point of the last one that died, Lily should have come out before him.
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Lizzie writes:
My book is the same way! It is also missing quite a number of pages! I thought right away, and I still do every time I read the book, didn't Harry's father get killed before his mother? That is a huge mistake that left me all confused.
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Samantha writes:
I don't think J.K Rowling made a mistake when she wrote the order Harry's parents came out of Voldemort's wand. It's probably about something that will be relived in a later book.
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molly writes:
My book says these exact words: Harry could see Cedric emerging, see the old man, Bertha Jorkins...his father...his mother...
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Helena writes:
This book could really have used another edit before it went to press. I enjoyed the story, but it was a bit sloppy in places.
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