13 May, 2017
On Friday, Rowling turned to social media to plead for the card's safe return: "PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS IF YOU'RE OFFERED IT". The antics of Harry's father James, Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, and Peter Pettigrew existed at the fringes of the novels and have been the subject of hundreds upon hundreds of fanfics.
The burglary victim admitted he had only read one of the Harry Potter books.
Rowling herself has appealed to her legions of fans to not purchase the story if it should turn up in our earthly versions of Knockturn Alley. It was sold at a charity auction for around $38,000 in 2008. "The only people who would buy this item are real Harry Potter fans", a policeman told Mashable.
Rowling wrote the story nearly 10 years ago to raise money for English PEN, an organization that works "to defend writers and readers in the United Kingdom and around the world whose human right to freedom of expression is at risk", according to the organization's website. It was stolen during a robbery in central England, sometime between April 13 and April 24.
Rowling had penned the story for a local dyslexia charity, which then sold it at a 2008 Sotherby's auction for 25,000 (around $32,000). "We are appealing to anyone who sees, or is offered this item for sale, to contact police", Jauncey said.
The pair are said to escape the police on broomsticks.
Harry Potter fans can also sate their desire for magic by reading and going to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is a play that Rowling wrote detailing the stories of the next generation of wizards after the end of the Harry Potter series.
The famed British author, 51, jotted down the story to help raise money for English Pen.