Humble Hufflepuff

Dear Professor Sprout,

How do you feel about how Hufflepuff house is sometimes treated and seen as the weaker house?

~ From Humble Hufflepuff

Dear Humble Hufflepuff,

Stuff and nonsense!, Weak? Hufflepuff? Never! Ernie Macmillan declared his intention to fight at the Battle of Hogwarts long before many other more ‘intelligent’ or ‘brave’ pupils! We are a house with many fine members – the late lamented Cedric Diggory, the adventurous Auror, Nymphadora Tonks, and the erudite and eternally wise Amelia Bones. I feel it is an unfair assumption that we are the weaker house merely because we smile and help others. But, then again, it does not help when our own members style themselves as ‘Humble’. Perhaps call yourself ‘Helpful’ or ‘Heavenly’ , my dear.

Professor Sprout