Of course, you can deceive someone else strategically, but you must also carefully pay attention to that person.

There is still more than a month before the new semester starts, and Sherlock must be familiar with magic as soon as possible. He didn’t have the confidence to raise his knowledge to the level that the original Sherlock had to be a Hogwarts professor in less than two months.

But at least he must learn some of the common magic there is for wizards so that no one will find out about him in Hogwarts.

As for teaching them.

Sherlock is only familiar with the first plot of the story. Quirrell’s teaching method relies entirely on the books they have, and no one will find any problems with it. There should be no problem if he does that as well, at least for the time being.

There are many books for him to study, but most of the books on the bookshelf are advanced-level books. At Sherlock’s current level, he can’t understand them. But soon, he found several books from the cabinet under the desk that the original Sherlock used when he was at Hogwarts.

He has not sold or abandoned them from the first to the seventh grade. This is the best thing that Sherlock could find.

He was sitting in front of the desk, and there was a candle floating in the air that was always floating above him to illuminate this area for him. Those teapots and teacups that looked like living creatures consciously poured a cup of hot tea for him and quietly placed them aside.

It was amazing that the life of a wizard can easily provide happiness to those who have not experienced such a life. You don’t have to think about any small matters at all, as objects with magic power will handle everything for you.

First, he took out all the first-year books. Sherlock picked out “Standard Spells For Beginners” and “Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration”. Other books such as Potions, Herbology, and Astronomy are currently being put to the side.

Charms and Transfiguration are the two common forms of magic used by wizards in their daily lives. They are the most important knowledge for him to learn now.

Not to mean that potions are unimportant, but they won’t be needed now.

When he opened the book, the pages looked a little old, and the corners were obviously wrinkled because of the repeated page turning. But the most noticeable thing on it was the densely packed notes on the side.

The original Sherlock has a personality problem, but it is undeniable that he is indeed very talented in magic. This book is full of side notes. He can see how eager the original Sherlock, who was only 11 years old then, was for knowledge.

At the same time, this is convenient for Sherlock today. The first spell taught in the book is the Levitation Charm. This spell is the most basic, easiest to learn, and one of the wizards’ most frequently used spells.

The spell’s incantation is “Wingardium Leviosa”.

Next to this spell, the original Sherlock specifically marked the main points of casting the spell that the professor emphasized during class.

The correct pronunciation is “wing-GAR-dee-əm LEV-ee-OH-sə”, the sound of “sa” should be long and clear, and the wand in his hand should be waved with a flick.

After understanding the main point, Sherlock cleared his throat, raised his wand, and aimed it at a small piece of paper on the desk to make his first attempt.

“Wingardium Leviosa.”

He chanted the spell and flicked the wand in his hand at the piece of paper. After that, a small piece of paper floated from the table. Sherlock succeeded in casting the spell for the first time.

He stared at the piece of paper floating in front of him in amazement.

The fact that he could successfully cast the Levitation Charm in one try was not because of Sherlock’s extraordinary talent. But when he chanted the spell, his body didn’t feel any weirdness. It was as if he used this spell countless times and did it naturally.

Sherlock blinked and used the spell again on the piece of paper that fell back to the desk.

“Wingardium Leviosa.”

The result was the same as the previous one, and the piece of paper was successfully floated again. For him, the feeling of doing so is so natural, just like he was drinking water and swallowing it.

After that, Sherlock didn’t stop. He quickly flipped back through the book to find the next spell. It was a Mending Charm. According to the correct pronunciation method and casting gesture recorded in the notes, he chanted the spell on the torn piece of paper on the desk.

“Reparo.”

In the next second, the torn paper was restored to its previous appearance as if there was no damage at all. Only then did Sherlock’s face show joy.

However, he still didn’t stop and continued to try the Fire-Making Spell, Locking Spell, and Softening Charm. Finally, he encountered obstacles on the Severing Charm, the most difficult spell to learn in the first-year book.

It was only the first time that he unsuccessfully cast the spell.

After Sherlock tried two more times, his body helped him correct the original wrong pronunciation and gestures, and the spell was successfully cast. To be able to have cast that level of spell has already made him very satisfied.

As recorded in the first-year book, the magic that the original Sherlock had mastered long ago has been deeply engraved in his physical memory. Even if Sherlock is unfamiliar with these spells, as long as he learns to use them, he will master them very quickly.

For example, simple spells such as Levitation Charm and Mending Charm can be successfully cast by even reading the spells once. Even if it is a difficult spell, it wouldn’t be too much of a problem as long as he practices a little bit.

With such help, Sherlock cannot quickly reach the same level of magic as the original Sherlock. But at least it can make him look like an adult wizard who has been educated at Hogwarts for seven years.

For the next month or so, Sherlock stayed in this study room all day, familiarizing himself with a lot of basic spells every day. Professor McGonagall wrote to her again to urge him to send her the material list for the new semester.

Sherlock copied the title of the Defense Against the Dark Arts book materials that the original Sherlock used in the seventh grade when he was in school and asked Professor McGonagall’s owl to relay the message.

It was not until this day in mid-August that he had to come out of the study room.

Because it was only half a month before the start of school, he had to go to Diagon Alley to purchase some items before going to Hogwarts.

Before that, he enters the Leaky Cauldron in Diagon Alley, and where it is located in London was a pain for Sherlock to find.

Fortunately, in the study room, he found a wizard’s travel book that happened to help him on the way out.

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Published On: February 26, 2024

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