[Harry] then leads [Ron] and [Hermione] into [Mr. Ollivander]'s room, where they learn of wandlore, and the fact that Harry is now the owner of [Draco Malfoy]'s [wand]. Harry also confirms that [Voldemort] is indeed after the [Elder Wand], and that he went to [Gregorovitch] to find it. Finally, he asks [Ollivander] about the [Deathly Hallows], and when Ollivander has never heard of them, Harry, Ron, and Hermione leave him in peace.
Finished with [Griphook] and [Ollivander], [Harry] leads [Ron] and [Hermione] into the garden, where he tells them of how [Grindelwald] stole the [Elder Wand] from [Gregorovitch]; was conquered by [Dumbledore]; and, ultimately, how the [wand] ended up in Dumbledore's tomb - and as he talks, Harry watches in his mind as [Voldemort], having made the same discovery, breaks the tomb open and takes the world's most powerful wand at last.
As the days at [Shell Cottage] pass, [Harry] wonders whether he made the right decision in allowing [Voldemort] to get the [Elder Wand].
In the garden, [Ron] and [Hermione] argue over whether [Dumbledore] is really dead, until they are interrupted by [Fleur] letting them know that [Griphook] has asked to see them.
[Griphook] informs [Harry], [Ron], and [Hermione] that he is willing to help them break into the [Lestranges]' vault at [Gringotts] - on the condition that they give him the [Sword of Gryffindor], which he claims was stolen from a [goblin]. The trio then leaves the room to discuss what to do.
After debating what to do, [Harry], [Ron], and [Hermione] settle on an option that seems least bad - they will agree to give [Griphook] the [sword of Gryffindor], but they won't tell him when.
Returning to [Griphook], [Harry] agrees that he will deliver the [sword of Gryffindor] in exchange for the [goblin]'s help breaking into [Gringotts], and they set to work planning the break-in.
Time passes with [Harry], [Ron], and [Hermione] spending much of their days shut up with [Griphook], planning to break into [Gringotts]. Griphook wears on the trio, and on the rest of the family, but Harry realizes there is simply nothing else to be done.
In the kitchen with [Fleur], [Harry] apologizes for all the trouble he's caused for her and [Bill], and lets her know that he, [Ron], and [Hermione] will soon be leaving.
[Luna] and [Dean] pass through the room, and [Harry] follows them into the sitting room as Luna discusses the [Crumple-Horned Snorkack], drawing only a feeble protest from [Hermione].