Re: Prediction time!
- From: dicconf@xxxxxxxxx (Richard Eney)
- Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 06:02:32 -0000
In article <glqpo2t5ga1l3q5lfam5fvdpiean62h61f@xxxxxxx>,
Toon <toon@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
(Tamar) dicconf@xxxxxxxxx (Richard Eney) wrote:<snip>
But Hermione found out that "Hogwarts: a history" was deeply flawed.
Not so much for what it said, but for what it left out: things like
the chamber of secrets, the room of requirement, the existence of and
dependence on house elves. Even Dumbledore didn't know everything
about Hogwarts and he was headmaster for at least twenty five years
and possibly as long as 35 or 40 years. He may have known about most
of the secret passages, but if he did, it was very odd that he
wouldn't have blocked them when they were trying to safeguard the
school in PoA, or searched them in CoS. What are the odds that
the person who wrote the book knew any more than Dumbledore?
Do we know who wrote it? I'm thinking Ravenclaw or Gryffendor.
Unless it's a magically self-updating book, that seems unlikely.
They founded Hogwarts and presumably died long before there was
a legend of a hidden room built by Salazar Slytherin to hold a
IIRC there were several copies in the library, but they were all
checked out when Hermione went to reread it (she left hers home
because Lockhart's books filled all the book space in her trunk).