Stark in Harry Potter World - Chapter 6
Chapter 6 Two Thousand Years of Professional Staff
Hagrid kept chattering along the way, complaining about various unreasonable regulations of the Ministry of Magic, and it seemed that the whole world was targeting his cute dragon.
Two Goblins led them into a tall marble hall.
About a hundred or so Goblins were sitting on high stools behind a long row of counters. Some used copper balances to weigh coins, and some used eyepieces to check gems, while registering hastily on a large ledger.
There are countless doors in the hall, which lead to different places. Many Goblins guide people in and out of these doors, which looks extremely busy.
“I need to exchange two hundred galleons.” Roy took out a small stack of pounds and handed it to an old goblin.
Hogwarts implements seven-year compulsory education, and the school does not charge tuition, but textbooks, wizard robes, magic wands, etc., all need to be purchased at their own expense.
So here comes the problem.
Since Hogwarts does not charge tuition, how to maintain daily expenses?
William learned from Hagrid that the funds for this school mainly come from Ministry of Magic grants, school board funding, and donations from well-known alumni.
Of course, the income is far more than that, after all, Hagrid is just a key manager.
The old Goblin is worthy of being a good business man. He glanced at Roy and William casually. He had a vicious look, and instantly concluded from the clothes that they were not poor, and then began to enthusiastically promote the products.
The old goblin seemed to be born as a playmaker, he entered the play in a second and started his own performance.
“Gringotts Private Treasury,
20,000 meters deep underground,
Guardian of Ukrainian Iron Belly,
Exclusive one-to-one secret key
Automatic alarm when the treasury is separated by ten meters,
Very good and excellent are only a little bit away, this distance is called Gringotts.
Gringotts private vault, you deserve it!”
Roy and William looked disgusted, the old Goblin was not angry, and continued to sell other financial products.
As for Hagrid, who looked excited… he ignored him directly, and the other party looked like he was stubborn, not his potential customer.
William looked at the chattering old Goblin, as if he had seen the barber brother from the previous life, and talked a lot, but the core idea was still one sentence: “Brother, do a card.”
Before William said anything, his father Roy decisively refused.
He has already inquired that Galleons is a magic coin, which is not pure gold, but an alloy under the smelting process of a Goblin.
Since it is not pure gold, even if it is exchanged a lot, it will be inflated if it is stored in the Gringa, instead of keeping its value with the price of gold.
Only a fool puts money in the bank. Isn’t it good to invest in him?
On the road, Hagrid sighed constantly.
“If it weren’t for the money used to buy three-headed dogs, I would also like to set up a private vault.
Hey, William, what are your eyes? Not everyone can have a private vault, this is a symbol of a successful man!
Let me tell you, there is no private vault. In the magic world, it is very difficult to even marry a wife!”
Hey, why does William sound so familiar with this sentence?
Next, Hagrid led the two into the Madam Morkin’s robe specialty store.
Mrs. Morkin is a short and chubby witch with a lovely smile and wearing a purple dress. After measuring the size, she suggested that the three of them buy other items first.
So they came to the magic wand shop first.
This is a small and broken shop. The golden sign on the door has been peeled off. It says: Ollivander: A well-made wand has been made since 382 BC.
In the dusty shop window, a magic wand stood alone on the faded purple cushion.
It’s amazing, it has been professionally made for more than two thousand years!
When they entered the store, there were jingle bells coming from somewhere behind the store hall.
The store is very small, except for a bench, there are only a few thousand long and narrow paper boxes that almost reach the ceiling.
There are all magic wands in it.
“Good evening.” A head suddenly appeared from the pile of cartons.
But this person is not Ollivander, he is very young and thin… He also seems to be one or two years older than William.
“Oh, Merlin’s beard! Cedric, why are you here?” Hagrid was taken aback.
“Hey, Hagrid, hello.”
The boy named Cedric shook the apprentice suit on him, and a large cloud of dust popped up.
“I’m here for summer work.”
“Oh, is it?” Hagrid glanced at Cedric with a suspicious look.
“If you want to make money, I posted a mission at Hogwarts. You just need to cultivate magical creatures with me in Summer vacation. There is no need to come here.”
Cedric hurriedly waved his hand and said: “It doesn’t matter if money is or not, the key is interest. I just want to learn some skills with Mr. Ollivander.”
Of course, the most important reason, the boy didn’t say… he didn’t want to raise any Billy Wiggs, it was fast, and it had a long slender sting.
“You can ask the Weasley brothers to help you next time. They should be short of money.” Cedric suggested “friendly”.
“Merlin’s beard, don’t mention those two bad guys!” Hagrid’s beard trembled.
“It took me half a semester to drive them out of the forbidden forest… They ran to the forbidden forest in the first grade. This is the first time I have seen such a bold student!”
Cedric nodded and moved his gaze to William.
“This must be the new student, right? Hello, my name is Cedric Diggory, just call me Cedric.”
Cedric has a high nose and black hair. Although thin, his black pupils are piercing.
“Hello, my name is William Stark. Just call me William.” William reached out and shook his hand.
Hagrid smiled and said, “William, talk to Cedric. He is the best student in the entire first grade.
I have heard many professors praise him, especially Professor McGonagall. You know, Professor McGonagall is very strict.”
“Not at all.” Cedric’s face flushed a little, he turned his head in embarrassment, and shouted at the inside: “Mr. Ollivander, here is a guest.”
After a while, accompanied by the sound of a wind chime, an old man stood in front of them, his big light eyes, like two shining moons in the dim shop.
“Hello,” William said. “My name is William Stark.”
“Well, it’s a little wizard again.” The old man’s white hair was scattered, and he was a little mad.
“That’s great, I think those lovely wands, can’t wait to see the new owner.”
He stroked his hair and said in surprise: “Oh, of course, the wand chooses the owner, so it is hidden in a corner. My duty is to find it out.”
Mr. Ollivander walked up to William. Although his tone was kind, his silver-white eyes were squinted, and he looked extremely strange.
He stared at William’s dark green eyes, and after a while, he turned his head to look at Hagrid.
As if he had only discovered Hagrid suddenly, he was surprised and said: “Oh, Rubeus Hagrid! I am so glad to see you again, oak, sixteen inches long, a little curved, right?”
“Yes, sir.” Hagrid nodded. “That’s a good magic wand.”
“But I think, when you fired you, you must have been smashed by the Ministry of Magic, right?” Ollivander suddenly became serious.
“Ah, of course, It was crushed by them, yes.” Hagrid moved slowly and retreated towards Roy, as if that made him feel safe.
“I still have the folded wand.”
“But you don’t use it?” Ollivander continued to ask.
“No, how can I use the broken wand?”
Hagrid replied nervously, but his big hands grasped the broken pink umbrella tightly.