No matter. Sally will extract every bit of knowledge from the books and she will take the help of the same students she had come to envy. It wasn't easy for her but she had swallowed her pride and her reticence and informed a few students she met that she will be in the study room and if anyone wanted to join her, she could use the help.
Back in the library, Willie had offered to study together. He seemed nice. Sally wondered if he would show up.
Meanwhile, Sally set down her material on an empty desk and pulled out her wand. She looked at one of the books that talked about basic first year spells, and started practicing the wand lightening spell.
Nothing happened. Oh well, I will try again.
This time the tip of her wand lit up but there was something wrong with the light. It was scarlet red. Sally looked back at the book and realized that she had over-cast the spell. Her concentration broke and the light extinguished. Try again.
Sally let out an exhilarated noise as she succeeded at her first spell. A warm light illuminated the area around her. She waved her wand around in joy, shining the bright light in the face of an incoming student.
"Oh oops, sorry," she said, her joy still apparent in her voice.
Curiouser and curiouser