Harry Potter and the Secret Treasures – Chapter 114: Lucius’ Christmas Gift

Chapter 114: Lucius’ Christmas Gift

While that was happening, the atmosphere in Malfoy Manor in Wiltshire, England, was tense.

All the House-Elves in the manor were very careful. They looked at the masters drawing rooms door in horror, and did not dare to make any sound; fearing that it would disturb their master.

The drawing room is a spacious circular room with a luxurious interior.

In it, there was luxurious furniture, dark green and silver-white in color. It was beautifully organized around a handsome ornate marble mantelpiece with a gilded mirror which has an intricately scrolled frame on top.

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Just at the ceiling were two precious crystal chandeliers. The floor tiles were covered with gorgeous carpets. The huge bookshelf that surrounded half the room was full of magic books that were out of print. There were a dozen portraits hung next to them. They are all heads of the Malfoy family.

Beneath the portraits, Lucius Malfoy was looking gloomily at the roating fire in the fireplace. From the look on his face, it was obvious that he was in a bad mood.

He just received a letter. The contents of the letter were very simple. The old folks at the Committee for the Disposal of Dangerous Creatures said that they were returning all of the Galleons he had sent before, which meant they were refusing to support his official demand to kill the Hippogriff.

It was unbelievable that they actually rejected the demand of the Malfoy family!

Such a thing used to be unthinkable in the past.

Lucius had originally thought that the politicians of the Ministry of Magic had always been under his own control, relying on the prestige and financial influence of the Malfoy family, giving him the power to do whatever he wanted.

Even when the Dark Lord failed 12 years ago, the Malfoy familys power was not affected at all.

But now, they are rejected?!

Lucius had a bitter smile on his face. He wanted to do something but found himself unable to do anything.

In recent years, the reputation of the Malfoy family was no longer as good as it used to be. And now, his influence is so weak that he cannot even get a Hippogriff killed.

Damn, its that damned Dumbledore and those dirty mud-bloods! Lucius said madly.

In his opinion, this was all schemed by Dumbledore.

Pure blood families were having a hard time and their status has been deteriorating. On the contrary, Muggle-born mud-bloods are increasingly occupying high positions.

Lucius found himself nostalgic to some of the days of the Dark Lord. Although he himself did not feel much affection for Voldemort, the latters idea was what the pure blood families really needed. They were the noblest, those damn mud-bloods and Muggles should naturally be enslaved by them.

Lucius took a deep breath. He knew he had to keep calm. Although he thought this way, he could not reveal those dangerous ideas.

Judging from the current situation, this does not benefit him at all.

The Malfoy family was able to survive for thousands of years, not relying on a short-term strength, but on unparalleled wisdom.

But he could do nothing, as he waited for his complaint to be rejected!

Since the beginning of this year, after being driven out of the board of governors of Hogwarts School of Magic, the Malfoy family had no face; if this time, he was to be defeated by the rude Hagrid and two mud-bloods, the Malfoy family would really become a laughing stock of everyone.

If they cant reflect their own nobleness and status of power, what is the difference between the pure-blooded wizards and those despicable mud-bloods? !

If a few dumb Mud-bloods can bring the face of the Malfoy family to the ground, then the name Malfoy will soon become as worthless as the pure blood traitor Weasley!

No, no, he cant let this happen! What must he do?

It may be possible to use some hidden power or more Galleons.

Just as Lucius Malfoy was considering the next move, a beautiful black long-eared owl suddenly flew in from the window and interrupted his thinking.

Damn it! Lucius yelled in disgust.

Did all the lazy house- Elves in the manor die? How did the owl fly directly into his drawing room?

Or do they all want to leave the Malfoy family like that traitor Dobby?

As soon as he remembered Dobby, Luciuss anger grew at the thought of the hateful house-elf that dared to betray him and his family.

Because of that incident, he was mocked by his friends for a whole year.

Lucius pulled out his wand and he was up to make the reckless owl pay the bloody price.

Yet, he suddenly stopped.

He saw a mark on this owl that meant it came from Hogwarts.

Lucius was a bit curious. Who would write to him?!

It was definitely not Draco. He has other channels to contact him.

Nor would it be Severus. Lucius had never seen him use an owl.

In addition to these two people, Lucius couldnt really think of anyone who would be in Hogwarts and that would contact him at this time. And he didnt know what would be in the letter?

He walked past, took the letter paper on the owls foot and unfolded it. The handwriting on it was ugly and sloppy and the words were very rude.

On the paper was written: To Lucius Malfoy, my dear old friend, I am going to give you a big gift at Hogwarts for the approaching Christmas. I hope you will be satisfied and I beg you to help me

Lucius frowned, and he couldnt remember when he had such an old friend in Hogwarts.

And what kind of a gift would he prepare for him?!

He continued reading, and a few seconds later, his brow stretched out.

Hogwarts Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor, Remus Lupin is actually a Werewolf!

Looking at the filthy paper in his hand, Luciuss mouth suddenly showed a cold, contented smile.

That was really an unexpected Christmas gift. If all this is true, it is big news.

But this was not enough. If the fact that a tamed werewolf had become a teacher was the only thing making the cover of the Daily Prophet, that could not shake Dumbledores reputation,.

As the greatest white wizard recognized by the wizarding world in modern times, Dumbledores status and power are beyond imagination.

He is more than just a wizarding schools Headmaster. As an example, last year, the Basilisk attacked students in Hogwarts Castle. After so many attacks, Lucius successfully persuaded other governors to agree to dismiss Dumbledore.

Of course, a Werewolf cannot be compared to a Basilisk; he should also add some oil on the fire. Thats the only way that he could make it burn Dumbledore.

But the most important thing is to write personally to the person that sent him this letter and see what he will do.

If both things are successful, then they have good enough odds to get Dumbledore out of Hogwarts.

Nothing is impossible if he prepares well. Even Dumbledores reputation could crumble.

After all, unlike the Chamber of Secrets incident, this one was entirely caused by Dumbledore. Compared to that, whats the grief of that dumb Hagrid and the death of his stupid Hippogriff? Luciuss thoughts are now completely revolving around the content of this letter.

Although he didnt know who the sender was, it didnt matter.

All that mattered was the information he gave and what he was willing to do. Thats the most important!

As for the senders request, he could fulfill that with the flick of a finger. He only needs to pay attention to it in time.

Lucius looked at the wall clock, ten minutes to two in the afternoon.

Although he was in a hurry, he still had time to ponder for a moment, and make up his mind silently.

Afterall, despite the importance of this matter, it isnt in line with the Malfoy familys values to reveal oneself. He should stay hidden behind the scenes to fan the flames, and let others charge forward.

Bobby! he shouted.

In a flash, a weak house-elf appeared in the room.

Im here, Master, said Bobby in a sharp voice. He looked at Lucius Malfoy in horror, fearing that he was willing to punish him.

Go get my robe ready, hurry up; Im going to see the Minister of Magic. Lucius paused and continued, And, prepare Galleons, the more the better. Besides Fudge, the appetites of my greedy old friends are not small.

He hurried to his desk. Before meeting with Fudge, Lucius was ready to write several letters for old friends who hadnt seen him for a long time. At the same time, he also wanted to tell the news to other pure blood families who were willing to see Dumbledores collapse.

Chapter end

Chapter 31 Infinite Loop
Chapter 32 Out of Control Bludger
Chapter 33 The House Elf
Chapter 34 The House Elves’ Light
Chapter 35 The Second Attack
Chapter 36 Polyjuice Potion
Chapter 37 Duelling Club
Chapter 38 The Unexpected Duel
Chapter 39 Rift
Chapter 40 The Unforgivable Curse
Chapter 41 Rumors
Chapter 42 Christmas Presents
Chapter 43 To Slthyerin’s Common Room
Chapter 44 Beating up Malfoy
Chapter 45 The Third Attack
Chapter 46 Tom Riddle’s Diary
Chapter 47 First Contact
Chapter 48 Second Contact
Chapter 49 Fifty Years Ago
Chapter 50 Hagrid and Aragog
Chapter 51 The New Plan
Chapter 52 Slytherin’s Heir
Chapter 53 The Crazy Basilisk
Chapter 54 The Chamber of Secrets
Chapter 55 The Truth
Chapter 56 Ivan and Harry vs Tom Riddle
Chapter 57 Hogwarts a Thousand Years Ago
Chapter 58 The Founder’s Dispute
Chapter 59 The Founders Secret Treasures
Chapter 60 The Keys
Chapter 61 Lockhart’s Final Day
Chapter 62 Headmaster’s Lively Office
Chapter 63 Special Award for Services to the School
Chapter 64 Dumbledore’s Test
Chapter 65 End of the Year
Chapter 66 Busy Summer
Chapter 67 Animagus
Chapter 68 A Stray Dog
Chapter 69 Knight Bus
Chapter 70 Sirius Black
Chapter 71 Giving the Cat a Name
Chapter 72 Diagon Alley and The Leaky Cauldron
Chapter 73 Crookshanks and Scabbers
Chapter 74 The night before School
Chapter 75 First Encounter with Dementors
Chapter 76 Ivan’s Patronus
Chapter 77 Opening Banque
Chapter 78 Quiet and Warm
Chapter 79 Omen of Death
Chapter 80 - Blood Omen
Chapter 81 - Omens of Despair
Chapter 82 - The Beginning of Fear
Chapter 83 - Second Contact with Stray Dogs
Chapter 84 - Lupin’s Remorse
Chapter 85 - Hermione’s Worries
Chapter 86: Lupin’s Memory
Chapter 87: Peter’s Memory
Chapter 88: Evolving Conspiracy
Chapter 89: Identifying and Killing Werewolves
Chapter 90: 1st Quidditch Opponent
Chapter 91: Strange thoughts
Chapter 92: Dementors’ Feast
Chapter 93: The Young Wizards’ Patronuses
Chapter 94: Filch’s Office
Chapter 95: Scabbers’ Death
Chapter 96: The Imperius Curse Reappears
Chapter 97: Hagrid and Buckbeak
Chapter 98: Defending Buckbeak
Chapter 99: Marauder’s Map
Chapter 100: I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good
Chapter 101: Snape’s Jealousy
Chapter 102: The Marauder’s Map Controversy
Chapter 103: The Secret Behind the Marauder’s Map
Chapter 104: Legendary Magical Items
Chapter 105: Hidden Truth
Chapter 106: Cho Chang
Chapter 107: Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Shop
Chapter 108: Contact with the Stray Dog
Chapter 109: Lonely Avenger
Chapter 110: Evan and Black’s Deal
Chapter 111: Identity Exposure
Chapter 112: Better Be Honest
Chapter 113: Convincing Hermione
Chapter 114: Lucius’ Christmas Gift
Chapter 115: Darkness Falls
Chapter 116: Fenrir Greyback
Chapter 117: Evan’s Fear
Chapter 118: Battle with the Werewolf
Chapter 119: Hermione’s Decision
Chapter 120: Werewolf vs. Dog
Chapter 121: Lucius’ Plot
Chapter 122: Werewolf Riot
Chapter 123: Hard Time
Chapter 124: Anomalous Slytherin
Chapter 125: Tears of the Werewolf
Chapter 126: Covered Conspiracy
Chapter 127: I Believe in Him
Chapter 128: Warmth of Trust
Chapter 129: Bravery
Chapter 130: Not the Usual Ron
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