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"Marge's ill. Ate a funny whelk..."
—Marge's postcard to Vernon[src]

The whelk is a type of sea snail, particularly referring to those of the family Buccinidae.

History

While on vacation in the Isle of Wight during July of 1991, Marjorie Dursley ate a "funny" whelk and thus fell ill, most likely of food poisoning. She wrote a postcard to her brother Vernon to inform him of this occurrence.[1]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 3 (The Letters from No One)
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