Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

by

J. K. Rowling

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An old Muggle man who's been the caretaker at the Riddle House for decades. He fought in World War II and because of this, he has a limp. He was accused and arrested when the Riddle family was murdered but when the police couldn't discover a cause of death, they set Frank free. In the present, Frank continues to maintain the grounds of the Riddle House and wages war against the local village boys who cruelly break windows and mess up the lawn. Voldemort kills Frank when Frank notices a fire in the old house and believes that the local boys set it.
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Frank Bryce Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Chapter One
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...members of the Riddle family dead. The villagers were initially shocked and then thrilled that Frank Bryce, the Riddles' gardener, was arrested. However, the report about the Riddles' bodies couldn't find... (full context)
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...the present, the owner of the Riddle House doesn't live there, though he still pays Frank to maintain the grounds. Now that he's almost 80, Frank struggles to keep up, and... (full context)
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Frank climbs the stairs and finds the intruders in a room at the end of the... (full context)
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Frank listens to Voldemort hiss and spit, but thinks it's impossible that he's talking to the... (full context)
Chapter Thirty
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...Mr. Crouch looks at the four with hatred and says that they're charged with capturing Frank Longbottom and his wife and torturing them with the Cruciatus Curse. He ignores Barty's cries... (full context)
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...far, there have been three--though most wizards don't read Muggle papers and aren't concerned about Frank Bryce's disappearance. (full context)
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...asks if Neville hasn't told anyone why his grandmother is raising him and says that Frank Longbottom was an Auror. The Death Eaters tortured him after Voldemort's fall. Both Longbottoms are... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Four
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...a ghost of Wormtail's new hand, and then a ghostly Cedric appears. An old man, Frank Bryce, appears next and encourages Harry. Then, Bertha Jorkins steps out, followed by Lily and... (full context)
Chapter Thirty-Six
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...are forced to fight each other, this will happen. Harry explains that he saw Cedric, Frank Bryce, Bertha Jorkins, and his parents, and tells them about Cedric's final request. Fawkes moves... (full context)