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Harry Potter fans 'trying to free' Dobby with socks in London

By
Ben Hooper

LONDON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Harry Potter fans taking the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London are "trying to free" Dobby the house elf by placing socks outside his glass case.

A picture posted to the Hogwarts Logic page on Twitter -- and retweeted by series author JK Rowling -- shows the glass case holding one of the puppets that portrayed the house elf in the Harry Potter film series with socks draped over the accompanying plaque.

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Fans might remember the scene toward the end of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets when the series' protagonist tricks villain Lucious Malfoy into freeing Dobby by handing him a sock.

The film explains a house elf can only be freed from its service if its master gives it a gift of clothing.

Other Potter fans on Twitter posted more pictures of Dobby's burgeoning sock collection, with user @katiethekools posting a shot of herself leaving one of the socks for the beloved house elf.

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