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Hi Lillian, Hey Roonwit! Was this also the reason that Harry was not done for, but was able to return after Voldemort AK'd Harry in the forest 'at the close'? All Voldemort was able to kill was the bit of horcrux that Harry was carrying inside.  :dumbledore:
That does seem to be the predominant theory. By both of them having Lillian's protection when Voldy Ak's Harry - The protection does kill that Horcrux of Voldy's in Harry's scar but doesn't kill Harry. Also by Harry allowing Voldy to 'kill' him, i.e. he is sacrificing himself for the people in the castle and then his 'love' protection then save others from Vody's wrath and ability to kill them.
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Hi Lillian, Hey Roonwit! Was this also the reason that Harry was not done for, but was able to return after Voldemort AK'd Harry in the forest 'at the close'? All Voldemort was able to kill was the bit of horcrux that Harry was carrying inside.  :dumbledore:
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Don't know if anyone will see this, but.....I'm an OLD Leaky member and member (who has not been very active) here.  I am re-reading all the books once again.  Tired of watching the movies run to death on Freeform!!
I know we discussed this years ago in the old live chats, but this chapter has again raised the question in my  mind. When Harry recounts what happened as Voldemort comes to life with the help of Harry's blood and can then touch Harry, Dumbledore's eyes light up briefly in triumph--WHAT DID THIS MEAN?    Hope some of the staff who were my old chat pals can respond..... :what: :what: :what: :reading:
 
The answer (as I interpret it anyway) is Chapter 35 of Deathly Hallows.
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‘He took my blood,’ said Harry.
‘Precisely!’ said Dumbledore. ‘He took your blood and rebuilt his living body with it! Your blood in his veins, Harry, Lily’s protection inside both of you! He tethered you to life while he lives!’
I think that Dumbledore knows or guesses this as soon as Harry tells him about what happened in the graveyard.
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Don't know if anyone will see this, but.....I'm an OLD Leaky member and member (who has not been very active) here.  I am re-reading all the books once again.  Tired of watching the movies run to death on Freeform!!
I know we discussed this years ago in the old live chats, but this chapter has again raised the question in my  mind. When Harry recounts what happened as Voldemort comes to life with the help of Harry's blood and can then touch Harry, Dumbledore's eyes light up briefly in triumph--WHAT DID THIS MEAN?    Hope some of the staff who were my old chat pals can respond..... :what: :what: :what: :reading:
 
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I've just re-read PS/SS and a number of questions like this one popped into my head. Was Dumbledore (DD) interested in using the philosopher's stone as bait for a Voldemort that really hadn't been destroyed -- in a similar way as he had IMHO Snape's wand at the end?
We start with the stone in the Gringotts vault (presumably Flamel's) so I can't see it as bait at that point. I think Dumbledore's prime motive in moving it to Hogwarts is to keep it close so he can protect it, but I am sure Dumbledore also considered its value as bait to get Voldemort to reveal himself in trying to reveal it.
 
DD returns the cloak to Harry now that he is of age to receive it. I remember lots of discussion as to why DD borrowed the cloak in the first place, but not a definitive answer. At the time DD borrowed the cloak, the wand already in his possession, I think he would not have the desire to combine the hallows for power. Was it to study the hallows with the hope of temporarily bringing back his loved ones to explain and ask forgiveness?
I think the reason Dumbledore borrowed the cloak was was pure interest, taking the opportunity to study it, possibly in conjunction with the Hallow he already had. He would however have needed the resurrection stone to bring back his loved ones (the Hallow he wanted most by that stage). I think his original plan was to keep the cloak for a few weeks or until James needed it back, and I think it unlikely that he expected to make much progress on finding the resurrection stone as a result.
Perhaps DD thought that some aspect of the Philosopher's stone might serve as a substitute of sorts for the missing hallow?
I think that is unlikely. He probably also has had plenty of time already to study the philosopher's stone though his long association with Nicolas Flamel.
It has always been an interesting discussion on how much DD knows as he gradually re-introduces Harry to Voldemort. As Harry says ''to face Voldemort if I could....."
I think Dumbledore knew that Voldemort would come after the stone and possibly Harry as well, so it made sense to prepare him, though I expect he was hoping he could detect Voldemort before he was any risk to Harry.
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. I remember lots of discussion as to why DD borrowed the cloak in the first place, but not a definitive answer. At the time DD borrowed the cloak, the wand already in his possession, I think he would not have the desire to combine the hallows for power. Was it to study the hallows with the hope of temporarily bringing back his loved ones to explain and ask forgiveness? Perhaps DD thought that some aspect of the Philosopher's stone might serve as a substitute of sorts for the missing hallow? It has always been an interesting discussion on how much DD knows as he gradually re-introduces Harry to Voldemort. As Harry says ''to face Voldemort if I could....."
My impression from what DD says in the King's Cross  chapter of Hallows was that he was tempted after James died to pursue the power of the Hallows, but he did not covet the Cloak. However he "Lost his head" when he saw the Gaunt's ring with the stone in it. I guess the thing is that DD was not above being tempted by the Hallows and acting on that temptation, but was amazed and proud that Harry, although tempted, was able to stave off that temptation.  Interesting that Harry's  story starts with temptation about a Stone and ends with the use of  another stone - not for greed - but for helping Harry face his fate...
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"Why do you think Dumbledore and Flamel never considered destroying the Philosopher's Stone earlier?" I've just re-read PS/SS and a number of questions like this one popped into my head. Was Dumbledore (DD) interested in using the philosopher's stone as bait for a Voldemort that really hadn't been destroyed -- in a similar way as he had IMHO Snape's wand at the end? DD returns the cloak to Harry now that he is of age to receive it. I remember lots of discussion as to why DD borrowed the cloak in the first place, but not a definitive answer. At the time DD borrowed the cloak, the wand already in his possession, I think he would not have the desire to combine the hallows for power. Was it to study the hallows with the hope of temporarily bringing back his loved ones to explain and ask forgiveness? Perhaps DD thought that some aspect of the Philosopher's stone might serve as a substitute of sorts for the missing hallow? It has always been an interesting discussion on how much DD knows as he gradually re-introduces Harry to Voldemort. As Harry says ''to face Voldemort if I could....."
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It's very difficult to believe  :o but its almost 20 years since the first Harry Potter book was published - that's June 26th. I can hardly remember that first time I took up the book and met Harry  :harry: . I do remember falling completely in love :heart: with him and the Magical world he inhabited. Every time I reread or listen to the first chapter of The Philosopher's Stone I get goosebumps because I now know where the story is going. Sigh. Sometimes I wish I could forget that I know what his story is and just enjoy the amazing adventure that it is.  :love:

What's your memory of the first time you read Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
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Wow, 10 years went by fast!
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Station News Stand / Warning: Don't buy this!
« Last post by HealerOne on May 12, 2017, 09:15:12 PM »
:shake: JK Rowling announced that the famous postcard she wrote as a prequel to Harry Potter on has been stolen from the family that bought it in a charity auction. she is warning all her Harry Potter fans NOT to BUY it. Check out the news:

From the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/news/harry-potter-prequel-worth-25000-stolen-burglary/
From Sky News: http://news.sky.com/story/j-k-rowlings-harry-potter-prequel-stolen-in-burglary-10873764


I actually have a copy of this story that was printed in a Postcard Collection called What's Your Story? that was sold through Waterstone's for charity. It would be a terrible thing if the original was lost.
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