017. The new DADA teacher, Professor Letchworth, was addressing some of his students' OWLS letters when he came across his brightest students marks. He noticed he only received an Exceeds Expectations in DADA, when he could have easily had an Outstanding. Letchworth decided to check his exam and discovered that he had missed every question about werewolves. He found this curious seeing how he had spent a whole week on werewolves this past term but then he read the answer to the question, "Give five signs that identify the werewolf." The student answered, "1. Loyalty 2. Bravery 3. Selflessness 4. Great teacher 5. Great father." When Teddy Lupin received his OWLS the next day, he had received an O in Defense Against The Dark Arts..
189. The Shrieking Shack has been preserved as a museum for the Second Wizarding War. The spot where Wormtail was proved alive and the room where Remus used to curl up and sleep as a wolf are marked as places of interest. The place where Snape took his final breath is also worth a visit - it is coated in tokens from admirers and flowers (mainly lilies). The downstairs rooms, which were seldom used for much, have a permanent display of photographs taken by Colin Creevey.
“Well, my gran brought me up and she’s a witch, but the family thought I was all-Muggle for ages. My Great Uncle Algie kept trying to catch me off guard and force some magic out of me - he pushed me off the end of Blackpool pier once, I nearly drowned - but nothing happened until I was eight. Great Uncle Algie came round for dinner, and he was hanging me out of an upstairs window by the ankles when my Great Auntie Enid offered him a meringue and he accidentally let go. But I bounced - all the way down into the garden and into the road. They were all really pleased, Gran was crying, she was so happy. And you should have seen their faces when I got in here - they thought I might not be magic enough to come, you see. Great Uncle Algie was so pleased he bought me my toad.”—Neville Longbottom’s opening monologue, Philosopher’s Stone Chapter Seven: The Sorting Hat (via fuckyeahunderappreciatedhpquotes)