"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."
First, it was handed over to Harry by my favorite mischief makers, Fred and George Weasley.
"And you know how to work it?"
"Oh yes," said Fred, smirking. "This little beauty's taught us more than all the teachers in this school."
"You're winding me up," said Harry, looking at the ragged old bit of parchment. (192)I was really impressed that Fred and George figured out that the "old bit of parchment" was something much more important, and that they figured out how to use it!
It was a map showing every detail of the Hogwarts castle and grounds. But the truly remarkable thing were the tiny ink dots moving around it, each labeled with a name in minuscule writing. (193)As an incredibly useful magical item, especially sneaking around unnoticed, I was also inspired by the fact that the map was created by four former Hogwarts students: Moony, Wormtial, Padfoot, and Prongs. Of course, later we learn that these masterminds behind the map are none other than Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black, and James Potter.
Tomorrow's Harry Potter themed A-Z Post is N is for Nine and Three-Quarters!