This letter was written by Yorkshire wizard Goodwin Kneen to his Norwegian cousin Olaf in the twelfth century. Kneen's letter is used as an historical source showing the spread of Quidditch throughout Britain in the hundred years after Gertie Keddle first witnessed it in Queerditch Marsh. It is currently deposited in the archives of the Norwegian Ministry of Magic.[1]

Contents of the Letter

Dear Olaf,
How are you? I am well, though Gunhilda had got a touch of dragon pox.
We enjoyed a spirited game of Kwidditch last Saturday night, though poor Gunhilda was not up to playing Catcher, and we had to use Radulf the blacksmith instead. The team from Ilkley played well though was no match for us, for we had been practising hard all month and scored forty-two times. Radulf got a Blooder in the head because old Ugga wasn't quick enough with his club. The new scoring barrels worked well. Three at each end on stilts, Oona from the inn gave us them. She let us have free mead all night because we won as well. Gunhilda was a bit angry I got back so late. I had to duck a couple of nasty jinxes but I've got my fingers back now.
I'm sending this with the best owl I've got, hope he makes it.
Your cousin,


Notes and references

  1. Quidditch Through the Ages (real) - Chapter 3 (The Game From Queerditch Marsh)
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