How to Write Muggles Part 2

The final part of our two-part study:

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‘Miss Graves.’

Jenny hesitated. She turned.

Mr. Thrush met her curious gaze. There was strange warmth in his own.

‘I know you do not like me,’ he said, ‘and I don’t ask that you do—but I would be grateful if you could tell me why.’

‘For no reason,’ she said—and flushed. ‘It’s not that—not that I don’t like—’

‘I have no magic,’ he said. ‘Is that it?’

Her face burned.

‘May I show you something, Miss Graves?’

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Alice in Dunderland

Wallie the Imp and I love learning foreign languages. However, no matter how much one enjoys a subject, there are times when learning is less a pleasure than an exercise. Having learned only the rudiments of Impish myself, I have to admit that learning a language is slow going. And how better to explore this frustration than by introducing French at the Mad Tea Party?

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