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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Wrong Arm!
In Chapter Ten: 'The Rogue Bludger' the American version has a picture of Harry's LEFT arm having no bones while in the text (pg. 171) it says that Harry's right arm was broken- "...his right arm dangling useless at his side..." If you have the American version of the book, check out the picture at the beginning of chapter 10. It's a minor mistake, but I'm a perfectionist and I just wanted to let ya'll know.
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Contributed By: Sk8inglioness on 06-17-2001 and Reviewed By: Webmaster
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Jess writes:
Sometimes, when an illustrator draws an image, and the book is printed, the image is reversed (I think that it has to do with the way they make the engraving or whatever it is to print it on the book). I hope that made some sense, and that it helped anyone out. It might account for other picture mistakes (i.e. a slip-up I read earlier about Nearly Headless Nick)
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Morgan Le Fay writes:
The illustrator did read the book.I read and article about her and she said that she read it three times trough. But everyone makes mistakes. For example, on the cover of the first Harry Potter book ( American edition ) Harry is playing Quidditch and is about the catch the Golden Snitch yet, he doesn't have his red Quidditch robes on. Don't use pictures to help you use your imagination for reading a series as wonderful as this.
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pezzie74 writes:
Actually, in the hard-cover, it shows his right arm "dangling useless". This is right in line with what the text says. Maybe in the paperback the image is reversed...
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Lord Voldemort writes:
Also on the American cover, Fawkes has red tail feathers but when they're leaving the Chamber of Secrets, it says that Harry grabs Fawkes' gold tail feathers. And the sword should have rubies in the hilt but it doesn't.
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Tazzy writes:
I also have a hard-back book. It does infact shows the left arm dangling. Make sure you are facing the same way the Harry is to be sure. I never noticed that :0).
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Satou Sei writes:
Not a real slip-up? You must mean: not a BIG slip up. A slip-up is a slip-up. It's probably indeed due to the printing technique since appartently in some books it's the left arm and in others the right. Or they're completely different pictures... dunno...
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Ashley writes:
Well, the Australian ons don't even have pictures, just the one on the front cover, which is a picture of the Ford Anglia, with Ron, Harry and Hedwig inside, so I have no idea what anybody is talking about.
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ChaserChick writes:
And besides...we all know how Lockhart works... *coughFRAUDcough* He probably deboned Harry's (left?) arm and left the other one broken. I'm surprised he knows which way to hold a wand.
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The Gnome writes:
Come on, you guys the artist may screw up occasionally its not a real slip up
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aprilrain writes:
Also, the illustrations are the artist's interpretation of the story. You can make up your own mental images. Things in the movie are completely different also. If you don't like the flaws in the illustrations, you don't have to look at them, they aren't essential to the story or anything anyways.
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Courtney writes:
Obviously the illustrator didn't read the book!!
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