My friend Marcia found this old ledger book in Harry’s closet. Harry (her dad) lives only a few houses down from us. She shared it with me, aware of my affinity with old things.
Also included, an accounts receivable ledger for milk delivery with names, addresses, pints and payment. In 1933, Dallas had forty-eight dairies. A dairy diary?
Moody jerked his wand, and the spider rose onto two of its hind legs and went into what was unmistakably a tap dance.
Everyone was laughing — everyone except Moody.
“Think it’s funny, do you?” he growled. “You’d like it, would you, if I did it to you?”
The laughter died away almost instantly.”
― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire