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Dear Hogwarts MAG

January 12, 2016
By Anonymous

Dear Albus Dumbledore,

I am writing to inquire about the absence of my acceptance letter to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. I know not every owl can be 100 percent dependable, but what I don’t understand is how many owls it could possibly take until my letter arrives. I’m not asking to compete in the Triwizard Tournament or anything too extravagant, but I would like to know when I can catch the next train leaving King’s Cross station. I realize that seats on the train are limited, and so I would like to point out that I’m not particular and that I wouldn’t mind arriving at school by flying car.

I do also think that the lack of letters in my mail could be because both of my parents are muggles. However, don’t let that fool you. I know for a fact that I contain potential to be an excellent witch. For example, one time in the fifth grade I sneezed and my dog levitated! Now, it is up to interpretation whether the dog simply jumped out of fear, but my analysis is that the dog did in fact levitate. I believe that this was just the start of my magical talent, and through learning at Hogwarts I hope to expand my skills.

I’m looking forward to hearing from you and finally receiving my acceptance letter with your response.


A Future Hogwarts Graduate

P.S. No rush on your response, but I was hoping to arrive in time for Quidditch tryouts.

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This seems like a thing they would made us study in English class! It's good

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on Mar. 28 2022 at 3:58 pm
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Wow, I love this so much! This was my exact reaction the day after my eleventh birthday. Great job, this is awesome!

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I, too, know the pain of my eleventh birthday passing by with no Hogwarts letter. Good luck! Also, which house are you hoping for?
*whispers "please say Hufflepuff" with fingers crossed*

on Dec. 20 2021 at 12:54 pm
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hahaha super funny. do you think if Hogwarts responds to your letter you can get me in too?

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Please mail one of these letters to Hogwarts for me also! <3

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Please mail one of these to Hogwarts for me too :3

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I am a HUGE fan of Harry Potter! Your story made the magic of Harry Potter come alive!

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on Apr. 22 2021 at 4:17 pm
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Kukulkan said...
on Mar. 5 2021 at 12:17 pm
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Dear Anonymous,
We have decided to accept you into Hogwarts Academy of Witchcraft & Wizardry.
Your train leaves on the 1st of September at 12 pm, on platform 9 3/4.
Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

on Dec. 18 2020 at 11:34 pm
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Nice Letter! It really sounds like your writing to Albus Dumbledore. I love Harry Potter so this is an awsome letter.

on Dec. 1 2020 at 9:03 pm
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on Nov. 11 2020 at 10:46 pm
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This pretty much sums up my feelings. My letter is currently one year and five months late. Hurry it up please professor!

on Aug. 5 2020 at 12:40 pm
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I love it wish i could go there for real it would sooo amazing!!!

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on Jul. 30 2020 at 8:31 am
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funniest letter ever haha!

ecawthon said...
on Jul. 15 2020 at 9:09 pm
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Oh my gosh!! This was so good!! I think I need to try to make my dog levitate by just sneezing now. Goals for 2020-2021!!