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A Letter on the Doorstep****"Little tyke, Vernon Dusrley chuckled, ducking an airborne bowl of cheerios. He gave his wife, a bony woman named Petunia one last smile before he headed out the door, whistling a jaunty tune. After his wife had waved her husband out the door, she returned her attentions back to the 50 lb, blond, screaming, and in her opinion adorable, 1 ½ year old struggling to free himself from his high chair."Come on baby Diddy Dudkins, won't you eat some cereal for Mummy?" she cooed to a completely inattentive Diddy Dudkins. Of course while Diddy Dudkins was a charming pet name, this little beast's full name was Dudley. Dudley Dominic Dursley. Son to Vernon and Petunia Dursley, who saw no reason as to why they shouldn't spoil Dudley until he was rotten. And in his short 1 ½ years they had nearly achieved this.The pleasant toddler was currently catapulting his cereal with enough force to dent the unsuspecting walls his mother fought so hard to keep surgically clean.SPLAT."Now come on baby Duddy, won't you eat this brand new bowl of cereal Mummy has for you? Won't you please eat?" Petunia tried again, tempting the baby with a bowl of fresh Cheerios."NO.""Won't you?""NO.""Please won't you?""Won't you! Won't you! WON'T! WON'T! WON'T!!!" The tot mimicked, screaming at the top of his lungs. Tears streamed down his face as he drew breath and yelled, "WANT CANDY! CANDY! CANDY! WON'T CEREAL!!!""Diddy, I tried to tell you we are all out of candy! You must eat your cereal if you want to grow big and strong just like your daddy!" Petunia shouted over top the wailing youngster. She might as well have attempted to feed the cereal to the Cheerio-clad walls for all the good it would have done. She sighed, and began to clean up.Later that day, when Dudley's temper was dormant, Petunia took him out for a romp in the son. However Dudley wasn't much of a romper and sat in the shade eating ice cream from the freezer. Petunia decided that this would be the perfect time to prune the roses, so with shears in hand she set to work, occasionally giving her son a smile and a "Would you like anything else sweetums?"As she stood back to admire her work, she noticed something strange: an owl was perched on the picket fence of her house. At first she tried to ignore the usually nocturnal bird, but finally she stepped towards it and flapped her arms a bit to scare it off. The owl just sat there, staring at her with deep amber eyes. Its black and brown plumage glinted in the sun. The bird's unnerving gaze made Petunia half expect it to open its beak and crow "Nevermore!" but it just sat there serenely staring up at her with a long, steady, and unnerving gaze.She leaped towards the fowl suddenly, yelling, "Get out! Shoo!" The bird gave her a penetrating gaze before adjusting its feathers and taking flight in an unusually dignified way. Petunia sniffed and turned on her heels to collect a sleeping Dudley and go inside where it was sure to be safe from...

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