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Question... - The Phantom Librarian
Spewing out too many words since November 2003
I don't have my copy of TDH handy (I know, mea maxima culpa), but I could have sworn that the Resurrection Stone was out of the ring in the Forest scene--that the stone itself was in the Snitch, not the Gaunt family ring. (I think I made that assumption because Hermione talked about how hard it would be to find one stone on the ground, and Harry left it where it was to hide it, but finding a ring on the ground would be pretty easy.) Does anyone have confirmation either way? I just want to make sure I have it right. (And if it's the ring, we'll all kindly ignore that I screwed that up in Forest Guard, kthnxbai. ;p)

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rdprice29 From: rdprice29 Date: May 26th, 2008 03:13 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think she ever verified it officially, nor was it explicitly specified in the book. However, my impression was also that it was just the stone, not the ring inside the snitch, and I remember reading one interview with JKR where she mentioned that she thought the 'stone' would've been sunk into the ground by a Centaur's hoof after Harry'd dropped it, so as to further bury it from view.

I could be completely wrong, but that's what I remember.

From: (Anonymous) Date: May 26th, 2008 03:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Page 698 of the hardcover American TDH says:

The black stone with its jagged crack running down the center sat in the two halves of the Snitch.

And further down the page it says:

He closed his eyes and turned the stone over in his hand three times.

So your memory and Forest Guard version of events are correct. I misremembered in my comment earlier.

fernwithy From: fernwithy Date: May 26th, 2008 04:40 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, it's not just you! Lots of people have talked about "the ring"--I was quite sincerely doubting my memory of the book!
From: (Anonymous) Date: May 26th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC) (Link)
The stone is never specifically mentioned as being removed from the ring (at least, not in the UK edition), but on the other hand, it probably wouldn't have fitted inside the snitch if it wasn't.
summoner_lenne9 From: summoner_lenne9 Date: May 26th, 2008 06:25 am (UTC) (Link)
It was the ring- I don't have my book on me, but I remember that clearly. However, my take on it when reading Forest Guard had always been that your intention was the when the Death Eaters ad humongous spiders and such were stomping out of the clearing, one of them broke the ring so the pebble came out. *Shrugs*
summoner_lenne9 From: summoner_lenne9 Date: May 26th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Wait. Errr. Maybe it WAS the stone, only? o___0
allie_meril From: allie_meril Date: May 26th, 2008 10:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I just read "The Forest Again" a few days ago, and it was definitely just the stone.
doctoraicha From: doctoraicha Date: May 26th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
The ring is broken in Dumbledore's office in HBP.
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