An idea takes hold

Harry ponders the Deathly Hallows

Extract from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

by J.K. Rowling

But Harry hardly slept that night. The idea of the Deathly Hallows had taken possession of him, and he could not rest while agitating thoughts whirled through his mind: the wand, the stone and the Cloak, if he could just possess them all ...

I open at the close ... but what was the close? Why couldn’t he have the stone now? If only he had the stone, he could ask Dumbledore these questions in person ... and Harry murmured words to the Snitch in the darkness, trying everything, even Parseltongue, but the golden ball would not open ...

And the wand, the Elder Wand, where was that hidden? Where was Voldemort searching now? Harry wished his scar would burn and show him Voldemort’s thoughts, because for the first time ever, he and Voldemort were united in wanting the very same thing ... Hermione would not like that idea, of course ... but then, she did not believe ... Xenophilius had been right, in a way ... Limited. Narrow. Close-minded. The truth was that she was scared of the idea of the Deathly Hallows, especially of the Resurrection Stone ... and Harry pressed his mouth again to the Snitch, kissing it, nearly swallowing it, but the cold metal did not yield ...


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling