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  • Morning everyone.

  • Good morning, everyone.

  • Good morning, Professor Sprout.

  • Welcome to Greenhouse Tree, second years. Now gather round everyone.

  • Today, we're going to re-pot Mandrakes.

  • Who here can tell me the properties of the Mandrake root? Yes, Miss Granger?

  • Mandrake, or Mandragora, is used to return those who've been petrified to their original state.

  • It's also quite dangerous: The Mandrake's cry is fatal to anyone who hears it.

  • Excellent, ten points to Gryffindor.

  • Now, as our Mandrakes are still only seedlings, their cries won't kill you yet, but they could knock you out for several hours, which is why I've given each of you a pair of earmuffs for auditory protection.

  • So could you please put them on right away?

  • Quickly.

  • Flaps tight down, and watch me closely. You grasp your Mandrake firmly.

  • You pull it sharply up out of the pot.

  • Got it?

  • Now, you dunk it down into the other pot and pour a little sprinkling of soil to keep him warm.

  • Longbottom's been neglecting his earmuffs.

  • No ma'am, he's just fainted.

  • Yes, well, just leave him there.

  • Right, on we go.

  • Plenty of pots to go around.

  • Grasp your Mandrake.

  • And pull it up.

Morning everyone.

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