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Snape's handwriting changed a lot over the course of 20 years. A relevant passage from the book HP and the Half-Blood Prince1: Although Harry had offered to share his book with both of them, Ron had more difficulty deciphering the handwriting than Harry did, and could not keep asking Harry to read aloud or it might look suspicious. This likely ...


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Handwriting changes significantly, year to year. Worse for longer gaps. And not just age, but mental state. Samples of [CBS "The Early Show"] co-anchor Erica Hill's handwriting over the years. Medical studies (targeting both old age, and neurological issues) have confirmed this: Wills signed by elderly people are often contested on the grounds the ...


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The shard wasn't from that mirror. They were twin two-way mirrors that were connected and allowed people to communicate through them. The shard was from Harry's mirror, which he broke after he tossed it in his trunk, because he felt it was useless after Sirius' death (this is explained in the book). Aberforth got hold of the other one (Sirius') to keep an ...



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