Did you know?

The Language of the Flowers was a popular method to express feelings where words might be improper, but did you know other means of doing so? Some ladies used their parasols, as well as their fans, gloves, and hankies to flirt with a gentleman (or alternatively, tell them to shove it!). — Bree

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Ester Montgomery for Thomas Montgomery. The one that got away (with the pornographer...)
This boy, then. He wasn't new. Wasn't one of the worst people in the common room, those rotten rich boys - like Mr. Jailkeeper - who could not fathom a world beyond their own farts. Was a good working class lad, so he'd heard. Had a bit of a weird looking face, and a bit of a weird thing for preaching. Still.

Aubrey Davis in The Under-Sofa

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Daylight Hours
November 27th, 1888 — Podmore Zoological Gardens
Although it had been only a matter of weeks since she thought about Dymphna, it had been months since she'd last visited Irvingly. It was not a village usually worth visiting; inhabited by magical people and muggles who seemed to be at least somewhere aware of their existence, it was mostly residential. There were shops and cafés, but none were inherently magical. The most magical part of the entire village was the zoo—which, despite seeming like an ordinary zoo with muggle animals on one side, had magical creatures in recreated habitats where only wizards and witches could view them.

There was also the matter of sticking out like a sore thumb, which would have been inevitable in mid-June through September. Her family's scandal was sure to follow her around for years to come, but it was easier on her than her mother and siblings; she didn't lay claim to her (now deceased) father, nor did she try to defend his actions. Fortunately, Irvingly—and the Podmore Zoological Gardens—had enough oddballs within its borders that even she failed to stick out like a sore thumb while messy-haired and clad in a plain white dress.

Bella had mindlessly wandered around the exhibits, seeing but not really looking; while her mind was lost in a reverie, her eyes were solely on the lookout for the plaque labeled "Mooncalves". Mr. Langley's lady-friend had told her that she was welcome to visit Dymphna on any occasion, but there was the question if Dymphna even still lived here (or still lived at all).

Finally, she stumbled across the exhibit, but there were—unsurprisingly, once she remembered the nature of mooncalves—no creatures in sight. She sighed, propping her elbows up on the railing as she leaned forward. "You'd think they'd use a charm to block out the daylight," she sighed, speaking to another guest that happened to be stopped at the same exhibit. "We might actually get to see them during business hours." She was sure she could track down Miss MacKay, but still.

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With the fog now long gone, Margaret had been making a good number of trips to Irvingly and Hogsmeade to visit school friends. Well… none of them were in school anymore. That was beside the point. This trip to Irvingly, however, was not for social reasons. It was a rather lovely idea for Margaret to visit the Irvingly zoo to take a look around at some of the delightful creatures.

While the non-magical animals were pretty and nice, magical creatures had their own charms. Though she understood the reasoning behind muggles not being allowed in this area, it was a shame that they couldn’t experience the wonder that she and other magical people could.

Margaret was too focused on each exhibit to pay much mind to the people. Even if she avoided bumping into others, she didn’t pay much attention to the faces of those she passed by. Taking a look at the area meant for mooncalfs, she sighed lightly at the absence of such creatures. Hearing a voice state the thoughts on her mind, she nodded thoughtfully. "Yes, one would imagine that they would."

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