Monday, September 26, 2005

I Know Where It Is!!

CAUTION: This post will not make sense to you unless you are such a diehard Harry Potter fan that you have already read Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince.

After a careful re-reading of Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, I now think I know where Slytherin's locket is. By now you've probably already guessed who R. A. B. is. Well, I think Slytherin's locket was in his former house in the curio cabinet next to the genealogy tapestry. The only question now is, what happened to it after the "cleanup" in which it was tossed in a garbage bag?

Two possibilities: (A) it's in some sort of wizarding landfill; (B) Kreacher has it. I don't think Mundungus has it, although I have my suspicions that he may have one of the other horcruxes, probably Hufflepuff's cup or the unidentified horcrux. If it's in the landfill, I wonder if you could go there and just wave your wand and say "Accio Horcrux!" and it would jump out of the landfill and into your hand. That'd be cool, considering that the alternative would be to search through about two years' worth of wizarding garbage (or, God forbid, for Voldemort to win). Considering how long it took the authorities to find Lori Hacking's body in three weeks of Salt Lake City garbage, the landfill search for the locket would take the greater part of Book 7, and it's a pretty good guess that J.K. Rowling wouldn't want to turn her capstone work into an endless landfill drag.