Why didn't the writer uses "and" instead of "to" before see?

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Why didn't the writer uses "and" instead of "to" before see? How should we paraphrase the text?

"He turned, halfway along the third-floor corridor, to see Fred and George peering out at him from behind a statue of a humpbacked, one-eyed witch."

(A text from one of Harry Potter books)
 

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Why didn't the writer use [STRIKE]s[/STRIKE] "and" instead of "to" before "see"? How should we paraphrase the text?

"He turned, halfway along the third-floor corridor, to see Fred and George peering out at him from behind a statue of a humpbacked, one-eyed witch."

(A text from one of the Harry Potter books)
Which book? Who is the author? We need this information every time you quote a published text.

Rowling could have written he turned, and saw …. Using the infinitive gives the passage a greater sense of immediacy, of movement.
 
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(A text from one of Harry Potter books)

This is not an acceptable way of providing the source. We have told you before that you must provide the exact title of the book and the complete name of the author. I am closing this thread. As I explained in another one of your threads, any future threads you post without the full source and author will be deleted.
 
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