December 20th's Mysterious Door Opening
On December 20th, 2004 the door opened again for the 4th time, announcing that Half-Blood Prince
had been completed:
"I know you all expected this to happen on Christmas Day, but I was sure that those of you who celebrate Christmas have
better things to do on the day itself than fight your way into my study, whereas those of you who DON'T celebrate Christmas would
definitely prefer not to wait until the twenty-fifth - so...
'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince' is COMPLETED and has been delivered to my English language publishers, who hope
to announce the publication date within 24 hours.
Although I have joked about HP&THBP racing my third baby into the world, I have in fact had all the time I needed to
tinker with the manuscript to my satisfaction and I am as happy as I have ever been with the end result. I only hope you feel
that it was worth the wait when you finally read it!
Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday and a happy and peaceful 2005,
With love from,
The instructions below explain how the door was opened for the second time:
- Once in the Room of Requirement, click on the Christmas tree in the mirror. This will open the Mysterious Door.
- Now you see a Christmas decorated room. Clicking on each present under the tree will reveal a riddle. The order of the riddles are random, so here are the answers that you must use (in no particular order):
- Corned Beef
-Now that all the candles have been lit, click on the card hanging on the string with the yellow star on it.
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