Welcome to the October Debate! Before we start, let's take a look into the pensieve..!
Three boys entered, and Harry recognized the middle one at once: it was the pale boy from Madam Malkin's robe shop. He was looking at Harry with a lot more interest than he'd shown back in Diagon Alley.
"Is it true?" he said. "They're saying all down the train that Harry Potter's in this compartment. So it's you, is it?"
"Yes," said Harry. He was looking at the other boys. Both of them were thickset and looked extremely mean. Standing on either side of the pale boy, they looked like bodyguards.
"Oh, this is Crabbe and this is Goyle," said the pale boy carelessly, noticing where Harry was looking. "And my name's Malfoy, Draco Malfoy."
Ron gave a slight cough, which might have been hiding a snigger. Draco Malfoy looked at him.
"Think my name's funny, do you? No need to ask who you are. My father told me all the Weasleys have red hair, freckles, and more children than they can afford."
He turned back to Harry. "You'll soon find out some wizarding families are much better than others, Potter. You don't want to go making friends with the wrong sort. I can help you there."
He held out his hand to shake Harry's, but Harry didn't take it.
"I think I can tell who the wrong sort are for myself, thanks," he said coolly.
Draco Malfoy didn't go red, but a pink tinge appeared in his pale cheeks.
"I'd be careful if I were you, Potter," he said slowly. "Unless you're a bit politer you'll go the same way as your parents. They didn't know what was good for them, either. You hang around with riffraff like the Weasleys and that Hagrid, and it'll rub off on you."
1. This is all in fun. Feel free to take it seriously, but keep yourself grounded.
2 In the heat of debate, please refrain from using any sort of personal attacks. This should be obvious, and this will get you docked points.
3 Please do not leave the topic,
4 What happens in debate stays in debate. We don't want to see any of you getting catty with each other for whatever sort of battles go on in the debate post. When we leave the debate, we're all friends again!
5 Only qualified comments earn you points. A qualified comment means:
* A point is made.
* The comment is at least five sentences long.
* The comment stays on topic
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6 Please do not plan any sort of strategies in your common rooms.
7 If you make a comment that is just so out there that it has to be deleted, expect your house to suffer from the loss of a very large amount of points.
There are no assigned sides. The debate will close tomorrow at 2PM EST.
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