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In Hagrid's hut. Harry faces Hagrid and Fang.

PAST HARRY: Dumbledore never told you what the Dursleys did to me!

HAGRID: I'm sure it was none of my business.

PAST HARRY: Then I'll tell you now... because you deserve to know...

We enter a narrative frame in which past Harry describes past events.

PAST HARRY: From the moment you left me there, my aunt and uncle trained their son Dudley to hate me. They told him that he was good and I was worthless. They praised him every time he broke something that I liked.

There is an illustration of those three people. Dudley is grinning nastily. Petunia and Vernon have their hands on Dudley's shoulders, but aren't looking at zem; they both look concerned with something outside the view.

PAST HARRY: Dudley had a gang of boys who liked to beat me and anyone who tried to be my friend.

There is an illustration of Harry facedown on the ground with Dudley sitting on zem, with three other children standing around, laughing. Harry doesn't have the scar next to zir mouth in this image, and zir speech is drawn in a less jagged style. That Harry is saying, "Yow! Geroff!" Dudley replies "Okay, I will... when I want to!"

PAST HARRY: There was nowhere I could escape from them, not at school, not at home, except inside my own head. But I hardly needed to tell you that one... because...

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Approximate readability: 9.14 (85 characters, 19 words, 1 sentences, 4.47 characters per word, 19.00 words per sentence)

What makes a person keep their experiences bottled up, and what makes a person shout out loud about them?