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"Mammals of the Order Chiroptera (August 1995)" is a short story by Squibstress. It is the seventh story from the author's Epithalamium series chronicling the life of Minerva McGonagall.


At a meeting of the Order of the Phoenix, Severus Snape makes some observations about his colleagues and overhears something he would rather not.

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"Mammals of the Order Chiroptera (August 1995)"

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Epithalamium series

Novels Epithalamium · Come Autumn, Sae Pensive (1967)
Novellas Till A' the Seas Gang Dry · Because It Is Bitter, and Because It Is My Heart
Stories "Bonnie Wee Thing" · "Winterreise (1976)" · "Familiar Rituals (1977)" · "Mammals of the Order Chiroptera (August 1995)" · "Ca' the Yowes (1996)" · "After the Fall (June 1997)"
Characters Minerva McGonagall · Albus Dumbledore · Severus Snape · Thorfinn McGonagall · Amelia Bones · Poppy Pomfrey · Alastor Moody