After returning to Professor McGonagall’s office, Sean hesitated to mention the news about Salazar Slytherin.
Although this news sounds bizarre, all kinds of magical things in the wizarding world are emerging one after another. There are rumors in Hogwarts that the giant squid in the Black Lake was actually Godric Gryffindor in his Animagus form.
Sean felt that although Salazar Slytherin was a notorious purist, as one of the school’s founders, he should not be able to kill professors and students.
But there is always a contingency in everything. Sean lied to make the professors more cautious and told them that Salazar Slytherin might still exist in this world. The professors were shocked and more cautious in arranging the next plan.
Under Sean’s suggestion, the entrance and exit of the Chamber of Secrets in the bathroom have been completely sealed. Every student was sternly warned not to come close, two huge magic phonographs were moved over, and Hagrid also put some rooster cages nearby.
Myrtle is called over at Sean’s request and asked for details of her death.
“…I saw a pair of horribly large yellow eyes, and then—I died.” Myrtle puffed out her chest.
“I’m sorry to ask you to tell it again. But I have another question.” Sean asked quickly, “Did you take off your glasses at that time?”
Myrtle looked at him oddly, “You look pretty, but you’re not very smart. It’s common sense to take your glasses off when you cry.”
Sean smiled calmly, “I just want to make sure. Thank you for letting me know, Myrtle.”
Myrtle giggled and blinked at him.
“Thank you, Myrtle. If you need anything in the future, you can ask us for help.” Professor McGonagall politely asked Myrtle to leave.
Sean leaned against the wall and thought about the Basilisk’s way of killing. According to the records, his own memory, and Myrtle’s experience, the Basilisk’s stare has a limit. Sean feels that a key condition is eye contact.
The Basilisk must look at the victim’s eyes to kill instantly, but he doesn’t know if using glasses to avoid contact is useful.
How about a bunch of mirrors in the bathroom? Will the Basilisk die to its stare? It’s very unlikely, but it’s worth trying.
Sean put forward one safe suggestion after another, and the faces of the professors became more and more strange.
After he finished all the suggestions, Professor McGonagall cleared his throat, “Sean, we will definitely take your suggestions. Are there no more?”
Sean raised his head, went through everything in his mind, and finally shook his head regretfully, “No more, unfortunately. This is all I can only think of.”
Professor Flitwick coughed twice, wiped his mouth, and said, “Sean, you’ve done enough. Don’t look at me like that, boy. Why are you looking at me like that?”
Newt looked at Sean with interest, “Sean, what would you do if you were given the power to lead a direct attack?”
“Lead?” Sean blinked, “The venom and gaze of the Basilisk are deadly. Even if the advanced wizards jointly attack, there may be casualties. After all, it also has high magic resistance. If I were to do it, I would directly evacuate the entire school and then let Professor Snape configure a large amount of poison to pour into every water pipe in Hogwarts.”
“At the same time, I would let hundreds of roosters around Hogwarts. Of course, everyone must also be accompanied by a few roosters around them.”
Sean talked more and more vigorously, and even his eyes began to light up, “I will bring more than 50 things like gramophones and block every entrance and exit where the Basilisk can go through. Also, have you heard a thing called dynamite in the Muggle world?”
“If the Doubling Charm can be used on explosives, it would be much easier. Let the ghosts rush into the Chamber of Secrets with the dynamites. Don’t worry. They won’t be killed. At most, they’ll be petrified.”
“As soon as you see the Basilisk, detonate the dynamites immediately, and the wizards will use magic spells on the ground to maintain the stability of Hogwarts Castle. Otherwise, the castle may collapse under the power of the explosives.”
“If the Basilisk is forced out of the ground, it will be more convenient. Bring a few tanks over and carry out bombing on the hiding place of the Basilisk. What is a tank? It is equivalent to an iron vehicle that can continuously shoot a dynamite projectile ten times the power of the Bombarda spell.”
“Professor, don’t look at me like that. I know the Statute of Secrecy law is to protect the safety of wizards and Muggles. We’re here just to borrow them, you know.”
“Afterwards, we can use the thermal imager to detect the state of the Basilisk. If this guy pretends to be dead, we will fire a few more shots!”
After hearing Sean’s plan, several professors stared blankly at each other, and they suddenly reached a consensus that Sean’s mental reading must be examined.
“Sean, about your proposal. Uhhh, it’s very unique. Well, you can go back now. We will discuss it again.” Professor McGonagall showed a stiff smile.
“Oh, okay then. Good night, Professors.” Sean left the office regretfully.
After all, Hogwarts is not under his control. Sean thinks his plan is doable.
Moreover, Dumbledore returned that night.
This old man appeared at the dinner. When he appeared with a smile on his face, the whole hall caused some commotion.
“Please be quiet, my children,” Dumbledore stretched out his hands and continued, “Please forgive my negligence about such a vicious accident.”
He paused, and his face became serious, “I assure everyone that the matter will be resolved soon. In a few days, you will be able to go to the field, library, and Hogsmeade as much as you like.”
On the Ravenclaw’s table, Sean breathed a sigh of relief. Dumbledore is the most reliable person to solve a problem in a situation like this.
On the night of the third day, Professor Flitwick passed a note to Sean with a spell.
(Dumbledore has entered the Chamber of Secrets.)
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