mr h potter

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“Harry picked it up and stared at it, his heart twanging like a giant elastic band. No one, ever, in his whole life, had written to him. Who would? He had no friends, no other relatives — he didn’t belong to the library, so he’d never even got rude notes asking for books back. Yet here it was, a letter, addressed so plainly there could be no mistake:

Mr. H. Potter
The Cupboard under the Stairs, 4 Privet Drive
Little Whinging, Surrey

Minerva McGonagall would have none of that shite and you know it.

Okay but what really annoys me about Philosopher’s Stone is Harry’s first Hogwarts letter, (which is addressed ‘Mr H. Potter, the cupboard under the stairs’) and the letter inside is written by Professor McGonagall. Are you seriously telling me that, after learning from whatever tracking system is on the students on the register (Hagrid says Harry’s name has been down since he was born, after all) - are you seriously telling me that after addressing a letter to 'The Cupboard Under the Stairs’ Minerva McGonagall didn’t flip her shit, give old Dumbledore the finger and immediately go rescue Harry from the clearly abusive household he was living in?

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Harry picked it up and stared at it, his heart twanging like a giant elastic band. No one, ever, in his whole life, had written to him. Who would? He had no friends, no other relatives — he didn’t belong to the library, so he’d never even got rude notes asking for books back. Yet here it was, a letter, addressed so plainly there could be no mistake:

Mr. H. Potter // The Cupboard under the Stairs // 4 Privet Drive // Little Whinging // Surrey