These letters were responses to Rita Skeeter's article "Dumbledore's Giant Mistake". Unlike Hermione Granger's hate mail however, which were more insulting and rude, due to the prejudices against giants, many of the letters expressed the desire that Hagrid should die. Hagrid was temporarily extremely affected by these letters, refusing to teach, until he was cheered up by a combination of Albus Dumbledore's, Harry's, Ron's and Hermione's efforts.[1]


Letter one

You're a monster and you should be put down.

Letter two

Your mother killed innocent people and if you had any decency you'd jump in a lake.


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 24 (Rita Skeeter's Scoop)