With extreme caution for lack of authenticity, we bring you this article
from The Guardian's online website. It holds, what they say, is the opening to Deathly Hallows
dated October 23rd, 2006.
According to their site, this small portion can be seen in video from the upcoming JK Rowling documentary we told you about
a few days ago.
We've posted it in the black area below in case it is removed from The Guardian's website. Highlight in between the arrows if you wish to read.
-->'Chapter One. The Dark Lord Ascending. The two men appeared out of nowhere, a few yards apart in the narrow, moonlit lane. For a second they stood quite still, wands pointing at each other's chests: then, recognising each other, they stowed their wands beneath their cloaks and set off, side by side, in the same direction.
"News?", asked the taller of the two.
"The best," replied Snape.'
Please remember that it is still unknown
as to whether or not this is real. Interesting, nonetheless. Thanks to everyone who e-mailed with the tip!
I emailed Andrew saying I didn't think the excerpt was real. Here's why: There is a mixture of British/English grammar - the British spelling of "recognise" and the American use of "a few yards." There are also odd punctuation errors - a colon after "chest" and then ?", when only a question mark before the quotation mark would be used. Would Jo really make these errors? We'll find out soon.