"The charlatan bade the King give him a large sack of gold, so that he might purchase wands and other magical necessities. He also requested several large rubies, to be used in the casting of curative charms, and a silver chalice or two, for the storing and maturing of potions. All these things the foolish King supplied. The charlatan stowed the treasure safely in his own house and returned to the palace grounds."
Beedle the Bard, Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump[src]

In the tale Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump by Beedle the Bard, the charlatan asked the King for a couple of silver chalices allegedly to store and mature potions. In reality, the charlatan was a Muggle and kept the silver chalices as treasures.[1]


Notes and references

  1. The Tales of Beedle the Bard - Chapter 4 (Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump)

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