"The trolley, as I remember it, is heavy on licorice wands, and a poor old manís digestive system isnít quite up to such things.... Pheasant, Belby?" - Horace Slughorn
The Nine of Pentacles is a card of refinement and grace. It conveys a fine material wealth achieved from self-discipline and well-being.
Horace Slughorn is a man of exquisite tastes - extending to the people he chooses (emphasis on chooses) to surround himself with. By purposefully hand-picking the up-and-coming members of his social circle, he is able to maintain a high-class lifestyle of luxury.
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