Miss Maude Moody
Please find enclosed the replacement wand you ordered. It is Applewood -- 11 1/2 inches, with Griffon (Gyps africanes) in the main compartment, little owl in the personal compartment.
You did not specify a metal for the tips. Perhaps you were not aware that all Walter's Wands come with Yorkshire tips at no additional charge. So much more durable, you know. I called your home for specifics. Luckily, the gentleman who answered your fire was quite clear that iron was the only possible choice. As I recall his precise words were "like her vertebrae".
We hope this wand meets your complete satisfaction.
Use it wisely,
Walter the Wandmaker
-- Riven at Rivling
The wand is indeed very lovely, a smooth tapering cylinder of pale wood with a knob near each end, and about 2 cm of iron on both tips. To say that I was astonished to get it would be an understatement. I have the coolest readers... Walter the Wandmaker is obviously of a much friendlier disposition than Ursula March, but he is certainly no less generous. Thank you so much, Walt.