Monday, September 01, 2008

Why Dumbledore wants thick, woolen socks?

Book # 1

This is after Harry has seen the Mirror of Erised for the third time, and he finds Professor Dumbledore sitting in the same room.

My comment --> []

Harry stood up.

"Sir -- Professor Dumbledore? Can I ask you something?" [Hahahaha! I love it when someone asks this question. ;)]

"Obviously, you've just done so," Dumbledore smiled. "You may ask me one more thing, however."

"What do you see when you look in the mirror?"

"I? I see myself holding a pair of thick, woolen socks."

Harry stared.

"One can never have enough socks, " said Dumbledore. "Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn't get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books."

So Dumbledore desperately desires thick, woolen socks.

My question is: Was Dumbledore not truthful when he answered this question like Harry thought or this clue has been answered in the later books? I couldn't put together the pieces of this puzzle.


Nishit said...

yes it will be answered, but you'll have to wait all the way till seventh book :-)

Soham Shah said...

long time no see !!!

where hv u lost??

Kanan said...

Nishit, thanks for the confirmation! I wasn't able to recall with so much details being revealed in last book. This is what happens when the reading gap between the first and seventh book is in months. Can't wait til I get to the last book now. :)

Soham, been here only. :) I need to catch up on reading quite a few places though. How are things with you? I just had a lazy labor day weekend.