After leaving Ollivander’s wand shop, it was already noon, Professor McGonagall paid for Jerry and Crookshanks to have lunch at the Leaky Cauldron, and then they came to the streets of Diagon Alley again.
Jerry watched as Professor McGonagall took out her wand and pointed at the large suitcase and small cart, a blue magic light flashed, and the full suitcase and small cart became only the size of a palm up.
“Okay, we should go back!” Professor McGonagall picked up the large suitcase and small trolley and put them in her pocket, then stretched out her arm.
“Okay!” Jerry was stunned for a moment, and immediately understood, grabbing Professor McGonagall’s extended arm.
With a wave of the wand, Professor McGonagall and Jerry disappeared from the streets of Diagon Alley.
“What a fantastic spell.” Jerry felt the need to sigh as he gazed at the well-known orphanage room.
“Once you leave Hogwarts, casting these spells is easy. Of course, the assumption is that you work hard to study!” After casting the magic to shrink, Professor McGonagall removed the enormous luggage and little trolley from her pocket and spoke to Jerry.
“I will!” Jerry set down Crookshanks while giving a solemn nod.
Naturally, he will study magic thoroughly because magic is the only skill he can currently master that will allow him to defend himself in the dangerous world he lives in. No matter what, he had to put 200% of his energy into mastering magic if he wanted to survive.
“This will get you into Hogwarts. It says on the ticket to meet at King’s Cross Station on September 1. By then, your dean will have driven you there. I’ve already told him in advance. You’ll pay attention when the time comes.”
Professor McGonagall was much more cautious than Hagrid, who quickly handed Harry the ticket and left. In addition to ordering Jerry to leave the orphanage, she also directed him to board the Hogwarts Express. She discussed potential issues that might come up during the meeting with him.
Jerry eventually grinned and informed Professor McGonagall that, “I already remember it, professor. Don’t worry, I’ll arrive at there on time with the Hogwarts Express!”
McGonagall nodded in agreement. “Then, Mr. Carmen, I’ll see you when classes start, and I think Gryffindor would be a great home for you.”
After leaving the last sentence, Professor McGonagall waved his magic wand, used Apparition, and disappeared in place.
“Gryffindor, huh?” Seeing Professor McGonagall disappear, Jerry couldn’t help showing a look of embarrassment.
In reality, Gryffindor and Slytherin were the first houses to be eliminated when he realized this was the “Harry Potter” universe, and Ravenclaw was his first pick, followed by Hufflepuff.
After all, his first goal was to learn magic and become a better person in this world while maintaining his mental stability.
However, Gryffindor is a group of irresponsible people and always the ones that cause trouble because they are adept at everything. Slytherin is not someone you want to mess with because there are considerable class tensions.
He is unlikely to be able to study peacefully in either of the dorms.
With intelligence and intelligence being the selection criteria for pupils, Ravenclaw is unquestionably the top in terms of the learning environment. Since they all excel in school and collaborate on their studies, he must make quick progress.
Hufflepuff is also a decent option if Ravenclaw is not assigned. Hufflepuff wizards are typically nice and honest. If nothing else, they won’t obstruct his academic pursuits.
But now that Professor McGonagall appears to value him and encourage him to join Gryffindor so that he might gain some notoriety in this world, Gryffindor appears to be an option.
“But it’s still a month away from the selection, so let’s first study a few magic spells. So that we can deal with others before facing it!”
He pondered this for a bit before deciding to set it aside for the time being. The most crucial thing right now is for him to study magic on his own.
Jerry started to pulled the magic books one at a time and set them on the bed after opening the large suitcase and taking out the bag containing the textbooks.
Standard Spells, Beginners, A History of Magic, The Theory of Magic, A Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration, A Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi, Magic Potions and Potions, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Dark Arts: A Guide to Self-Defense consists of eight volumes.
Since he won’t be back for another month, some textbooks that are useless for the fight can be thrown out first.
After some thought, Jerry put the four books “A History of Magic”, “A Thousand Magical Herbs and Mushrooms”, “Magic Potions and Potions”, and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” back into the book bag.
The history of the magic realm is discussed in “History of Magic,” which should only be read for educational purposes. An introduction to numerous herbs can be found in “A Thousand Miraculous Herbs and Mushrooms.”
It’s a good idea to read “Magic Potions & Potions.” Powerful potions can be used as a support weapon in combat, but he can’t learn how to brew them in a month and doesn’t have the ingredients to do so.
If he goes on adventures in the future, he might utilize the book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” which describes various magical creatures, but forget it right now.
Jerry didn’t combine “Magic Theory” with the other three books, “Standard Spells, Beginners,” “Magic Theory”, “Beginner’s Guide to Transfiguration” and “The Dark Arts: A Guide to Self-Defense.” on the desk.
Jerry believes that as a novice wizard, he should first understand what magic is and how it functions. Jerry currently has to focus on studying the book “Magic Theory,” which outlines fundamental notions.
He sat down on the chair and pulled up “Magic Theory.” Jerry inhaled deeply before carefully turning to the first page.
The first fundamental principle of magic theory states, “To tamper with the deepest secrets at will – the source of life, the essence of self – must be prepared to bear the most extreme and deadly repercussions.”
Jerry finished “Magic Theory” four hours later, rubbed his temples, and sighed, “Hermione Granger is deserving of becoming a top student of the generation. She is just great!”
Jerry initially believed that his life experience was not insignificant because he had lived for more than 40 years, had passed the college admission exam, and had generally good learning abilities. The most fundamental magic theory ought to be manageable for him.
But it was different than he expected to be.
Jerry spent four hours teaching himself without the assistance of a teacher, feeling as though he were studying the bible because he had no prior knowledge of it.
It’s similar to someone who just discovered a secret book with the ability to transform into a fairy. It is equally challenging to understand it word for word without the master’s instruction.
He sighed as he realized Hermione, a young girl of eleven, had mastered the majority of first-year wizardry on her own before the start of class. Perhaps Hermione is a prodigy and genius in the magic world, while he is just a regular human.
“I only hope the red star can be more helpful because if not, it will be problematic!”
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