Taller Tales Exclusive Edition #9: The Good Friend
Not all literature is produced in archival quality. And stories are not all necessarily “Literature”. Or, in any event, are marketed as such. Nor need they be.
The average wizard on the street might not be a dedicated scholar, but the wizarding world, upon the whole, has a far larger number of publishing houses than its population numbers would suggest. So, we can conclude that most wizards do, at the very least read.
After all, most wizarding households don’t have television. And ambient magic has no degenerative effect upon books.
And, let’s face it, all publishers are very dedicated to giving their market what it wants. And one of the things that their market most wants is stories.
“Dr Cyril Ramson’s” escape from Britain in the aftermath of the second war with Voldemort left several matters connected with his part in the war unresolved. Not all of these matters affected only himself. This did bother him a bit. He tries not to think of it.
In the course of the adventure of the Clear Cut, it became evident that some of his past was determined to catch up with him. There is no question but that his new identit(ies) have been compromised.
And now? Well, perhaps not friends, exactly, but allies in high places want to reopen some of those files.
No good deed goes unpunished…