Dumb and Dumbledore. It's Obvious What's Happened Here

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Dumb and Dumbledore. It's Obvious What's Happened Here


Byline: VALENTINE LOW

BOOKMAKERS fear part of the plot of the next Harry Potter novel has been leaked.

A website has been inundated with bets on the death of Hogwarts' head teacher Dumbledore - all from the town where the book is being printed. The bets were refused by one At her peak: Annabelle Bond had severe frostbite and ended up in hospital during her 150,000ft climb of the summits, which included Everest, above and below left, and Aconcagua in the Andes, below right chain of bookmakers which claimed it was "obvious" the manuscript had been read. Claims that Dumbledore would die were sparked when author JK Rowling hinted about a death in Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince.

Now a cluster of [pounds sterling]50 bets have been placed in Suffolk on Dumbledore being the victim - and it would not take the powers of the boy wizard to deduce what has happened.

Ed Pownall, of the internet betting site Blue Square told The Sun: "We have taken nearly [pounds sterling]6,000 worth of bets on Dumbledore in the past seven days.

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