Elins julekalender 2012: luke 23

Det er dagen før dagen, og jeg føler det er på plass å dele en av mine favorittjulescener fra litteraturen. Scenen er hentet fra julaften i den siste Harry Potter-boka av J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:

The snow here had become impacted: It was hard and slippery where people had trodden on it all day. Villagers were crisscrossing in front of them, their figures briefly illuminated by streetlamps. They heard a snatch of laughter and pop music as the pub door opened and closed; then they heard a carol start up inside the little church.

“Harry, I think it’s Christmas Eve!” said Hermione.

“Is it?”

He had lost track of the date; they had not seen a newspaper for weeks.

“I’m sure it is,” said Hermione, her eyes upon the church. “They … they’ll be in there, won’t they? Your mum and dad? I can see the graveyard behind it.”

Harry felt a thrill of something that was beyond excitement, more like fear. Now that he was so near, he wondered whether he wanted to see after all. Perhaps Hermione knew how he was feel­ing, because she reached for his hand and took the lead for the first time, pulling him forward.

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