Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Harry Potter and Mrs. Norris the Cat

Mrs. Norris!
Enemies of the heir, beware!

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Although this postcard was printed in 2002, it was postmarked in 2014 with three stamps from Japan. 

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Mrs Norris is the pet cat of Argus Filch, the caretaker of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Mrs Norris is described as having an unusually strong connection with her master, alerting him to any students misbehaving inside the school grounds. 

Mrs Norris was the first victim of the Serpent of Slytherin when the Chamber of Secrets was re-opened in 1992. On Hallowe'en night she was petrified by the basilisk (a snake that can kill with one look) when she saw its reflection in a puddle of water. Ginny Weasley hung her from a torch bracket by her tail, where she was found by Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. (This is what you see in the above postcard.) 

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