As he was thus sitting, his finger hurt him so violently that he involuntarily put it in the water. He drew it quickly out again, but saw that it was quite gilded, and whatsoever pains he took to wash the gold off again, it was to no purpose.
Series inspired by the Brothers Grimm tale “Iron John”. I’m thinking Dumbledore’s spirit in the body of Hagrid = Iron John.
"The Wild Man said ‘Open my door.’ but the boy would not."