"The owl stuck out its leg, to which a small roll of parchment was tied, shook its feathers, and took off the moment Harry had pulled off the letter."
Harry Potter while receiving the letter[src]

This letter was written by Arthur Weasley to Harry Potter on 2 August 1995, after he learned Harry Potter had been attacked by Dementors, and of Mafalda's first letter, and Mafalda's second letter, respectively.[2]


Harry —

Dumbledore's just arrived at the Ministry and he's trying to sort it all out. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR AUNT AND UNCLE'S HOUSE. DO NOT DO ANY MORE MAGIC. DO NOT SURRENDER YOUR WAND.

Arthur Weasley

Behind the scenes

This letter is omitted from the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and its information is conveyed to Harry by Kingsley Shacklebolt instead, with Kingsley telling Harry that Dumbledore persuaded Cornelius Fudge to suspend Harry's expulsion pending a formal hearing.


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