Margaret Peregrine is a high school sophomore. Most of the time, she's either at school, at the school robotics club, at the school chess club, or doing schoolwork. Today, she's cleaning out her late great-grandmother's attic.
The no-answer gets their address written down to be pestered again later; the grandpa gets asked with careful enunciation if she can speak with his descendant so-and-so.
She repeats the descendant's name a couple more times, and reminds herself that she should start designing a de-aging spell.
"Okay. Goodbye!" That's two for the pester-again-later pile, but for now she can go home and collate results. Has anyone reported anything resembling a negative side effect? Or, for that matter, an unexpected positive or neutral one?
That's pretty reasonable, since she isn't sure either. This is probably enough to bring to the Council; do they have a phone number or a website where one can make appointments?
Cool, that gives her enough time to send all the remaining holdouts another round or two of email and also knock on those two house calls' doors again.
"Hi! Remember when you tried that healing magic a few weeks ago? The Council wants some information on how well it worked. Can I ask you a few questions?"
"I didn't realize the Council was going to want one. It isn't mandatory, you can skip any questions you don't want to answer, I just have to ask."
Ah, the magic words. "I definitely don't send you any ads, and if you don't want to answer any questions you don't have to do that either. I'm just trying to find out if the healing had any side effects."
"Alright, goodbye!" Off she goes. Has Bella gotten around to looking over her diagram yet?
Yup, she thinks it looks fine.
Great. Now, can she use it to enchant a rock to, when poked, recite the first incantation used on a different rock?
Fortunately she can afford to experiment, but the first version she tries is "Cause the rock that isn't glowing to produce the sound of the first incantation used to enchant the glowing rock, at sixty decibels, whenever a person touches it."
One could argue that the responsible thing to do would be to immediately swap the glowing rock for the Tikbalang medallion and not do anything weird. One could also argue that the responsible thing to do would be to find out the limitations of her recording. She taps the rock, then taps it again before it's done reciting.
Huh, she had kind of expected it to interrupt itself computer-style, but that's actually nicer. She gets a new glow diagram and checks that the rock isn't any more capable than her mundanely recorded voice of actually enchanting anything itself.