In "Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows" Harry, Ron and Hermione are visiting Xenophilius Lovegood, because they wanted to know more about the Mark of the (for them at this poit still unknown) Deathly Hallows. Xenophilius let them in and led them up the stairs. After a little conversation with him, Xenophilius went down allegedly to inform Luna, that her friends where there. While his absence, Harry recognized this object. When Xenophilius returns with tea:
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"Ah, you have spotted my pet invention," [Xenophilius] said (...)
He indicated the objects like ears-trumpets.
"These are the Wrackspurt siphons - to remove all sources of distraction from the thinker's immediate area. Here," he pointed out the tiny wings, "a Billywig propeller, to induce an elevated frame of mind. Finally," he pointed to the orange radish, "a Dirigible Plum, so as to enhance the ability to accept the extraordinary."
Then, the description of Xenophilius's "pet invention"
Now one reason I got suspicious was because the headdress on Rowena Ravenclaw's head was described in such detail. Another reference that could be a hint was that the bust landed near Harry after the explosion.
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"There was a colossal explosion. (...)
Half buried in rubble, Harry tried to raise himself (...) [The bust of Rowena Ravenclaw lay beside him with half of its face missing] (...) "
Then they disapparated and had a conversation whether to believe what Xenophilius told them about the Deathly Hallows or not. Hermione doesn't, but Harry gets more and more suspicious.
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"(Hermione says) "If surviving was as simple as hiding under the Invisibility Cloak, we'd haye everything we need already!"
"I don't know. We could do with an unbeatable wand," said Harry (...)
"There's no such thing, Harry!""
Basically after that Harry tries to convince Hermione that it isn't that unbelievable as she had suspected it. Then Harry remembers the Gaunt family:
"Marvolo Gaunt! You-Know-Who's grandfather! In the Pensieve! With Dumbledore! Marvolo Gaun said he was descended from the Peverells."
(...) "The ring, the ring that became a Horcrux, Marvolo Gaunt said the Peverell coat of arms on it! (...)
"The Peverell coat of arms?" said Hermione sharply. "Could you see what it looked like?"
["Not really," said Harry, trying to remember.]"
So Harry said he could not see it but then he gets more excited and remembers more and more about the Peverells, the information he heard so far about his Invisibility Cloak and the Stone he just had seen once in his life from close up and also "abandoning caution"
"Well, why not? Why not?" said Harry, abandoning caution. (...) Hermione, it fits of its own accord! [I know the sign of the Deathly Hallows was on that stone!] Gaunt said he was descended from the Peverells!"
"A minute ago you told us you never saw the mark on the stone properly!" (...)
Then it also says:
[But Harry's imagination was racing ahead, far beyond Ron and Hermione's...] (...)
"Ignotus Peverell is buried in Godric's Hollow... (...) He's my ancestor! I'm descended from the third brother! It all makes sense!"(...) "
After that Harry puts everything together that he can think of. When he wanted to give the Letter to Hermione that Lily had once written to Sirius the Snitch falls out of his pouch:
"Something fell to the floor and rolled, glittering, under a chair: he had dislodged the Snitch (...)
"IT'S IN HERE! He (Dumbledore) left me the ring - it's in the Snitch!" (...) It was so obvious, so clear to Harry: everything fitted, everything ... (...)
"You-Know-Who's after the Elder Wand." (...) He knew it was the truth. It all made sense"
Then again what made me even more suspicious:
["He felt light-headed with amazement at his discoveries. (...) Didn't they (Ron and Hermione) realise how far they had travelled in the last few minutes?]
"This is it," Harry said, trying to bring them inside the glow of his own astonished certainty. "This explains everything. The Deathly Hallows are real, and I've got one - maybe two- (...) But don't you see? It all fits-"
Now could it be, that Harry just had this flash of realisation because this headdressing was near his head? Or was it even possibly the "tea" they were drinking from Xenophilius. I was wondering that mainly because Harry was the one who was so excited about the thoughts he had and Ron and Hermione weren't.
Does someone know if JKR was ever been asked that and if so did she answer this question?