She even takes a bribe from a smuggler, Mundungus
Fletcher, when she catches him operating without a license (Rowling 2007, chap.
He was good at one liners of abuse such as calling someone a curpin (which is the rump of a fowl and also a man's bottom), describing them as mundungus
(offal or waste), a scroyle (good for nothing), a sKellum (rogue or rascal) and a gundygut (voracious eater).
44 The character of Mundungus
Fletcher in the Harry Potter books has a first name meaning, in old English slang, a spoiled batch of what merchandise?
Dryden's left-handed compliment in the following passage is only the most obvious mark of ambivalence in his self-consciously unpersuasive sales pitch: "However, to secure you, let me swear, / That no such base Mundungus
stuff is here.
The story lets us into how the minds of the key characters really work, as well as introducing lots of new ones and developing the minor characters of earlier books like Mrs Figg and Mundungus
Fletcher whom we might have forgotten - and picking up on the very smallest and seemingly insignificant detail from previous books.
It was also nice to have some new characters like Tonks and Mundungus
Phoenix Muggles Godric Gryffindor Wand Dumbledore Magic Malfoy Broom Hogwarts Snitch Keeper Harry Potter OWLs Voldemort Arabella Figg Mad-Eye Moody Ron Hermione Ginny Weasley Mundungus
Gardner Stout, in his edition of A Sentimental Journey, calls attention to a borrowing from Norris, noted by Hammond, in order to annotate that passage in which Yorick asserts that Smelfungus and Mundungus
will be unhappy in heaven, because "they have brought up no faculties for this work; and was the happiest mansion in heaven to be allotted to [them], they would be so far from being happy, that the[ir] souls .