Minerva McGonagall (_tartantabby_) wrote in communiquills,
Minerva McGonagall
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MINERVA MCGONAGALL: 03 March, 1942

To Mr. Gilbert Massinger-Lopst:

Thank you so very much for taking the time to correspond to me. I was most pleased to hear from Professor Dumbledore that you agreed to take time out of your busy research and seculusion to do so. Your work on the animagus transformation is extensive and has been extremely helpful to me in my studies. Professor Dumbledore kindly arranged for me to have access to your three volumes treatise which, as you no doubt know, is not typically permitted to students. Understable for the risks inherent to the transformation but a shame for how much information you provide.

I do, however, have a few questions. To keep this as brief as possible they are listed below:

1. The small section on survial transformations was quite intriguing though disturbing for the situations that make it necessary. But, I'm quite horrif curious how you learned that food consumed by a animagus in human form will continue to be processed during the transformations and vice versa.

2. On page 234, you state "The animal also retains scarring and changes in pigmentation from its human counterpart." Do you mean freckles or birthmarks here? Or something more expansive such as a tattoo? Moreover, do these appear only on the skin of the animal? Or would it affect the markings of feathers or fur?

3. I would be very grateful if you could put me in contact with Mrs. B. Anser of South Tyneside. I should hate to owl her without proper introductions.


Again, thank you sincerely for your time and the information. And lastly, as I know you hope to publish again on animagi, when I am successfully with my own transformation, I am more than willing to answer any questions that you may have.


Sincerely,
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