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Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists

 

CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE

 

Dolores Umbridge

 

CHAPTER TWO

 

Ministers for Magic

 

Azkaban

 

CHAPTER THREE

 

Horace Slughorn

 

Potions

 

Polyjuice Potion

 

Cauldrons

 

CHAPTER FOUR

 

Quirinus Quirrell

 

CHAPTER FIVE

 

Peeves the Poltergeist

 

 

 

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Every witch or wizard with a wand has held in his or her hands more power than we will ever know. With the right spell or potion, they can fabricate love, travel through time, change physical form and even extinguish life.

 

 

In the wrong hands, power and magic can be dark, lethal, and consuming. Lord Voldemort showed us that; he sought power so viciously that he tore apart the fabric of his soul and lost everything that made him human. He is the ultimate villain, motivated by an ice-cold desire for power and destruction.

 

 

Obviously few people could match Voldemort in general evil intent (though Bellatrix Lestrange and Dolores Umbridge indeed try), but there are certainly other characters attracted to power. Here, we’ve collected writing by J.K. Rowling on power and politics… And just for fun, poltergeists, too.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dolores Umbridge may have looked like an iced cupcake, but she was anything but sweet. She was savage, sadistic and remorseless. When she dared take control of Hogwarts from Albus Dumbledore, she committed all sorts of sinister acts. Under the newly created title of ‘High Inquisitor’ she single-handedly (well, with a little help from Filch) sucked the beloved school of all its joy, put every student in grave danger, and tortured Harry Potter. As far as we’re concerned, she more than deserved her fate at the hands (hooves?) of centaurs.

 

 

Here’s a much-needed glimpse into her dark past, by J.K. Rowling.

 

 

 

 

 

DOLORES UMBRIDGE
BY J.K. ROWLING

BIRTHDAY:
26th August

WAND:
Birch and dragon heartstring, eight inches long

HOGWARTS HOUSE:
Slytherin

SPECIAL ABILITIES:
Her punishment quill is of her own invention

PARENTAGE:
Muggle mother, wizard father

FAMILY:
Unmarried, no children

HOBBIES:
Collecting the ‘Frolicsome Feline’ ornamental plate range, adding flounces to fabric and frills to stationary objects, inventing instruments of torture

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