'To Ronald Bilius Weasley'

Rufus Scrimgeour reads the will of Albus Dumbledore, in which he leaves his Deluminator to Ron Weasley

Extract from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling

‘“The Last Will and Testament of Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore” ... yes, here we are ... “to Ronald Bilius Weasley, I leave my Deluminator, in the hope that he will remember me when he uses it.” ’

Scrimgeour took from the bag an object that Harry had seen before: it looked something like a silver cigarette lighter but it had, he knew, the power to suck all light from a place, and restore it, with a simple click. Scrimgeour leaned forward and passed the Deluminator to Ron, who took it and turned it over in his fingers, looking stunned.

‘That is a valuable object,’ said Scrimgeour, watching Ron. ‘It may even be unique. Certainly it is of Dumbledore’s own design. Why would he have left you an item so rare?’

Ron shook his head, looking bewildered.

‘Dumbledore must have taught thousands of students,’ Scrimgeour persevered. ‘Yet the only ones he remembered in his will are you three. Why is that? To what use did he think you would put his Deluminator, Mr Weasley?’

‘Put out lights, I s’pose,’ mumbled Ron. ‘What else could I do with it?’


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

By J.K. Rowling