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A centuries-old collection of bedtime stories written for young wizards and witches. Written in the 15th century.

Left by Albus Dumbledore to Hermione, "in the hope that she will find it entertaining and instructive". It was a small, ancient-looking book, the binding of which was stained and peeling in places; the title was in runes. According to Ron, "All the old kids' stories are supposed to be Beedle's, aren't they? The Fountain of Fair Fortune... The Wizard and the Hopping Pot... Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump..." (DH7). The book leads Harry, Ron and Hermione to Xenophilius Lovegood, where Hermione reads the Tale of the Three Brothers and Mr Lovegood tells them about the Hallows (DH21).


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