Harry Potter and the Secret Treasures – Chapter 99: Marauder’s Map

Chapter 99: Marauder’s Map

Think about it, Hermione. It is the duty of the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures to deal with and to punish them. Evan continued, We cant prove that Buckbeak is innocent, it did attack Malfoy, even if it had justifiable reasons. But what we can prove, is that Hippogriffs are not dangerous.

You mean Hermione was immersed into thinking.

According to the classification of dangerous creatures in the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Hippogriffs are not that risky. They can be tamed by Wizards. Such docile animals should not be within the scope of the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures. Evan opened the book and turned to the page of the authors introduction. Moreover, we can go around this problem from the perspective of protecting rare species. Mr. Scamander may give us some help.

Mr. Scamander?!

Hermione took the book. She frowned as she saw the authors introduction:

The author of the book, Mr. Newt Scamander, is currently the most prestigious Magizoologist in the Magic World. He graduated from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in 1915, and served as an office clerk of the Ministry of Magic, a researcher at the Ministrys Dragon Research and Restraint Bureau and in the Office for House-Elf Relocation, the Director and inceptor of the Werewolf Registry, and the Director of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures.

Mr. Newt Scamander spent 30 years traveling around the world and recorded the forms and habits of the 75 magical creatures currently known in the Magic World. This is his best-selling work world-wide, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the book has been revised to print fifty-two times.

Under his leadership, the Ministry of Magic established the Werewolf Registry in 1947; in 1965 it amended the Ban on Experimental Breeding Act, which effectively suppressed the prevalence of new untamable animals in British territory.

Thanks to his contributions to magical animal research and Magizoology, Newt Scamander was awarded the Order of Merlin, Second Class in 1979. Later on that year, he founded an organization for the conservation of magical species and was engaged in the protection of magical creatures.

As the former Director of the Department for the Regulation and Control of Magical Creatures, Mr. Scamanders influence on the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures is very large, and is definitely much larger than that of Lucius Malfoy. Evan explained, And he is The President of the Magical Creatures Protection Association, we just need to write him a letter to tell him about Buckbeak, and I believe he would help us.

Evans idea sounded great. He and Hermione sent a letter to Mr. Newt Scamander on the same evening and received a reply the following morning.

Evan, see whats written. said Hermione excitedly. Mr. Scamander said in his reply that he was very supportive of our ideas. He was willing to save Buckbeak. He said his mother was once a hippogriffs breeder, so he was often exposed to these animals when he was a child.

Evan took the letter and saw that Newt Scamander wrote that he had been worried about the sharp decrease in the number of hippogriffs over the last hundred years due to excessive hunting. Therefore, he promised to modify and perfect the article written by Evan to protect the hippogriff. In addition to that, he also promised to contact the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures to get them to handle the case as carefully as possible.

After that, things started to look brighter.

Thanks to the ties of Mr. Newt Scamander, the Daily Prophet finally published the articles on the introduction and protection of Hippogriffs that were written by Evan and Hermione.

They provided detailed description of the habits of hippogriffs, their current living conditions, and the peoples comprehension of this animal, etc.

They also told the whole story about Buckbeaks attack on Malfoy.

In the following days, many readers wrote to them and Hagrid and expressed willingness to support them. They even launched a Save Buckbeak campaign, officially making a petition to the Ministry of Magic on this incident, asking them to pardon the hippogriff. Many people participated.

Public opinion continued to develop, making great pressure on the Ministry of Magic.

The governors and the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures wrote three letters to Hagrid. They stated that they were cautious. Before the hearing was held, the incident of attacking students by Buckbeak will be re-investigated.

The way things were developing, there was a high probability that Buckbeak would be spared.

With so much attention, Lucius Malfoy was looking like the bad guy, and for that he felt concerned.

Hagrid gradually recovered, he appeared more and more in the castle, feeling more cheerful every day.

Evan and Hermione felt more at ease. With the continuous efforts of Harry, the tension between them and Ron was also a bit relieved.

At the very least, Ron went back to sitting down with them, rather than just wondering around the castle with Scabbers.

Two weeks before the semesters end, the sky cleared up suddenly, showing a dazzling opalescence. The muddy grounds were covered by a thin beautiful layer frost.

As Christmas approached, the festive atmosphere in the castle was getting stronger.

The Charms Master, Professor Flitwick, decorated his classroom with glimmering light sources. Those light sources were actually real fairies constantly fluttering their wings.

The students were happily discussing their vacation plans. Most of them were getting ready to go home for Christmas because of the presence Sirius Black.

In fact, with the exception of Evan, Harry, Ron, and Hermione, all other Gryffindor students were about ready to go home.

Evan was preparing to implement his plan. Ron said that he could not stand spending two weeks with Percy. Hermione wanted to spent more time in the library.

Although all three of them had their own reasons, it really made Harry feel moved. He thought that they wanted to stay at Hogwarts for Christmas to be with him.

In the last week of the semester, students from the third years and above could go to Hogsmeade again.

Everyone was happy. The whole chat around the breakfast table revolved about buying Christmas gifts.

Ron, where is Harry? Why hasnt he come to breakfast yet? asked Hermione.

Hes still in his bedroom. You know, he cant go to Hogsmeade. Ron said to her, his voice was a bit dull. He borrowed a Cleansweep Broom from Wood and hes spending all his time on it.

Thats a shame! Evan remembered Harrys disappointment in the Common room before going to bed last night. He wasnt sure. Maybe I could take Harry to Hogsmeade through the secret passage. I have went through it many times last year, and there should be no problem.

It wont work, Evan! Hermione put jam on her bread, and said firmly, This year is not the same as last year. There are so many Dementors at the entrance. Besides, what if Sirius Black knew the secret passage?


Relax, Ron and I will buy you Christmas gifts. Which kind of sweets did you like last time? Hermione said with a smile, My dad and mom loved Toothflossing Stringmints from Honeydukes!

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If its possible, you can bring me some Orange

Evan had not finished his words yet, when he saw Harry hurrying into the Common room with his schoolbag. He ignored Malfoy in the doorway as he fell from his broomstick and didnt laugh at him. He walked straight toward them looking very happy.

Guys, look at this, Fred and George have just given it to me

Harry cautiously pulled out a large, square-looking, old parchment from under the cloak with nothing written on it.

Harry, what is this? asked Hermione oddly.

Before Harry could answer, he heard Ron whispering, Marauders Map!

Evan wasnt sure, but despite his dull and monotonous voice, Ron seemed to be pleasantly surprised.

Chapter end

Chapter 31 Infinite Loop
Chapter 32 Out of Control Bludger
Chapter 33 The House Elf
Chapter 34 The House Elves’ Light
Chapter 35 The Second Attack
Chapter 36 Polyjuice Potion
Chapter 37 Duelling Club
Chapter 38 The Unexpected Duel
Chapter 39 Rift
Chapter 40 The Unforgivable Curse
Chapter 41 Rumors
Chapter 42 Christmas Presents
Chapter 43 To Slthyerin’s Common Room
Chapter 44 Beating up Malfoy
Chapter 45 The Third Attack
Chapter 46 Tom Riddle’s Diary
Chapter 47 First Contact
Chapter 48 Second Contact
Chapter 49 Fifty Years Ago
Chapter 50 Hagrid and Aragog
Chapter 51 The New Plan
Chapter 52 Slytherin’s Heir
Chapter 53 The Crazy Basilisk
Chapter 54 The Chamber of Secrets
Chapter 55 The Truth
Chapter 56 Ivan and Harry vs Tom Riddle
Chapter 57 Hogwarts a Thousand Years Ago
Chapter 58 The Founder’s Dispute
Chapter 59 The Founders Secret Treasures
Chapter 60 The Keys
Chapter 61 Lockhart’s Final Day
Chapter 62 Headmaster’s Lively Office
Chapter 63 Special Award for Services to the School
Chapter 64 Dumbledore’s Test
Chapter 65 End of the Year
Chapter 66 Busy Summer
Chapter 67 Animagus
Chapter 68 A Stray Dog
Chapter 69 Knight Bus
Chapter 70 Sirius Black
Chapter 71 Giving the Cat a Name
Chapter 72 Diagon Alley and The Leaky Cauldron
Chapter 73 Crookshanks and Scabbers
Chapter 74 The night before School
Chapter 75 First Encounter with Dementors
Chapter 76 Ivan’s Patronus
Chapter 77 Opening Banque
Chapter 78 Quiet and Warm
Chapter 79 Omen of Death
Chapter 80 - Blood Omen
Chapter 81 - Omens of Despair
Chapter 82 - The Beginning of Fear
Chapter 83 - Second Contact with Stray Dogs
Chapter 84 - Lupin’s Remorse
Chapter 85 - Hermione’s Worries
Chapter 86: Lupin’s Memory
Chapter 87: Peter’s Memory
Chapter 88: Evolving Conspiracy
Chapter 89: Identifying and Killing Werewolves
Chapter 90: 1st Quidditch Opponent
Chapter 91: Strange thoughts
Chapter 92: Dementors’ Feast
Chapter 93: The Young Wizards’ Patronuses
Chapter 94: Filch’s Office
Chapter 95: Scabbers’ Death
Chapter 96: The Imperius Curse Reappears
Chapter 97: Hagrid and Buckbeak
Chapter 98: Defending Buckbeak
Chapter 99: Marauder’s Map
Chapter 100: I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good
Chapter 101: Snape’s Jealousy
Chapter 102: The Marauder’s Map Controversy
Chapter 103: The Secret Behind the Marauder’s Map
Chapter 104: Legendary Magical Items
Chapter 105: Hidden Truth
Chapter 106: Cho Chang
Chapter 107: Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop
Chapter 108: Contact with the Stray Dog
Chapter 109: Lonely Avenger
Chapter 110: Evan and Black’s Deal
Chapter 111: Identity Exposure
Chapter 112: Better Be Honest
Chapter 113: Convincing Hermione
Chapter 114: Lucius’ Christmas Gift
Chapter 115: Darkness Falls
Chapter 116: Fenrir Greyback
Chapter 117: Evan’s Fear
Chapter 118: Battle with the Werewolf
Chapter 119: Hermione’s Decision
Chapter 120: Werewolf vs. Dog
Chapter 121: Lucius’ Plot
Chapter 122: Werewolf Riot
Chapter 123: Hard Time
Chapter 124: Anomalous Slytherin
Chapter 125: Tears of the Werewolf
Chapter 126: Covered Conspiracy
Chapter 127: I Believe in Him
Chapter 128: Warmth of Trust
Chapter 129: Bravery
Chapter 130: Not the Usual Ron
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