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Fans won't know for sure until Saturday, but it seems pages from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" have been published online.
On Sunday, The Guardian published what appeared to be the beginning of the book's first chapter, after it showed up in the trailer for a documentary about J.K. Rowling. That bit of text and Table of Contents pages showing possible chapter titles are available here.
Canada's Vancouver Sun reported Tuesday that 33-year-old Byron Ng used that bit of text to track down hundreds of photographed pages of the book on a filesharing site.
And Salon staff writer Farhad Manjoo says he's now seen photos of all pages in the book, and he quotes from pages 381, 532, 681 and 759. (His post contains no spoilers.)
A Scholastic spokesperson says the publisher has asked sites to remove material, but also says the alleged pages contradict each other and that their request doesn't mean the material is authentic. However, two of the most popular fan sites -- MuggleNet and The Leaky Cauldron -- say the pages appear to be the real deal.
I won't be publishing any information on this site before Saturday about what happens in the book because I want to be surprised and I trust you do, too. For a contrary view, see GalleyCat's "Of course it leaked, and maybe that's not so bad."