¡°Oh,¡± said Hermione, ¡°I'm sorry, Lavender.¡±
I'm on holiday in France at the moment and I didn't know how I was going to send this to you ¡ª what if they'd opened it at customs? ¡ª but then Hedwig turned up! I think she wanted to make sure you got something for your birthday for a change. I bought your present by owl-order; there was an advertisement in the Daily Prophet (I've been getting it delivered; it's so good to keep up with what's going on in the wizarding world), Did you see that picture of Ron and his family a week ago? I bet he's learning loads. I'm really jealous ¡ª the ancient Egyptian wizards were fascinating.
Think you might find this useful for next year. Won't say no more here. Tell you when I see you.