Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by

J. K. Rowling

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Harry Potter Character Analysis

The protagonist of the novel; a thirteen-year-old wizard who attends Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. He lives with his Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon during the summer. Because the Dursleys are muggles and hate magic, Harry's summers are horrendous. When Vernon's sister Marge visits, Harry loses his temper because she insults his parents. He inadvertently does magic and is surprised when he doesn't get expelled for his transgression, but he discovers that this is because the escaped criminal Sirius Black is on the loose and wants to kill him. Third-years at Hogwarts get to take elective classes and Harry chooses to take Care of Magical Creatures, where he does his best to make Hagrid's lessons successes, and Divination, which proves trying. Harry sees a hulking dog when he first runs away from the Dursleys and Professor Trelawney makes Harry concerned when she continually sees the Grim, a dog-shaped death omen, in his tealeaves and crystal ball. He finds himself caught between Ron and Hermione for much of the school year, as Hermione's cat Crookshanks makes constant attempts at the life of Ron's rat, Scabbers. Harry himself struggles to forgive Hermione when she tells McGonagall about the mysterious Firebolt broomstick he receives for Christmas, which results in the broom being confiscated. To add to Harry's misery, his horrific experiences as a baby mean that the dementors that guard the school affect him more than other students and he hears Lily screaming whenever they're close to him. Fortunately, Harry forms a close relationship with the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Lupin, and Lupin works with him to learn the Patronus Charm. Right before Christmas Harry discovers that Sirius Black betrayed his parents to Voldemort, knowledge that fills him with rage. After a tense conversation in the Shrieking Shack with Black, Lupin, Harry, and Ron, Harry finally learns the truth: Black didn't betray his parents, Peter Pettigrew did and then framed Black. Harry spares Pettigrew's life but must go back in time to save Sirius from the dementors. During this trip back, Harry also conjures his first truly effective Patronus.

Harry Potter Quotes in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban quotes below are all either spoken by Harry Potter or refer to Harry Potter. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Scholastic edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban published in 2001.
Chapter One Quotes

Non-magic people (more commonly known as Muggles) were particularly afraid of magic in medieval times, but not very good at recognizing it. On the rare occasion that they did catch a real witch or wizard, burning had no effect whatsoever.

Related Characters: Harry Potter, Sirius Black
Related Symbols: Witch Hunts
Page Number: 2
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Chapter Two Quotes

"No need to tell us he's no good," snorted Uncle Vernon, staring over the top of his paper at the prisoner. "Look at the state of him, the filthy layabout! Look at his hair!"

Related Characters: Uncle Vernon (speaker), Harry Potter, Sirius Black
Page Number: 17
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Chapter Three Quotes

But this didn't tally at all with Harry's past dealings with the Ministry of Magic. "Last year, I got an official warning just because a house-elf smashed a pudding in my uncle's house!" he told Fudge, frowning. "The Ministry of Magic said I'd be expelled from Hogwarts if there was any more magic there!"

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Cornelius Fudge, Aunt Marge
Page Number: 45
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Chapter Four Quotes

"The guards told Fudge that Black's been talking in his sleep for a while now. Always the same words: 'He's at Hogwarts...he's at Hogwarts.' Black is deranged, Molly, and he wants Harry's dead. If you ask me, he thinks murdering Harry will bring You-Know-Who back to power. Black lost everything the night Harry stopped You-Know-Who, and he's had twelve years alone in Azkaban to brood on that."

Related Symbols: Dementors
Page Number: 66
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Chapter Six Quotes

"We're witnesses," said Harry. "You said hippogriffs attack if you insult them. It's Malfoy's problem that he wasn't listening. We'll tell Dumbledore what really happened."

"Yeah, don't worry, Hagrid, we'll back you up," said Ron.

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Ron Weasley (speaker), Rubeus Hagrid, Draco Malfoy, Buckbeak
Page Number: 121
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Chapter Eight Quotes

"Why didn't you let me fight it? said Harry abruptly.

Lupin raised his eyebrows.

"I would have thought that was obvious, Harry," he said, sounding surprised.

Harry, who had expected Lupin to deny that he'd done any such thing, was taken aback.

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Professor Lupin (speaker), Voldemort
Page Number: 155
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Chapter Nine Quotes

"It's very lucky he picked tonight, you know," said Hermione as they climbed fully dressed into their sleeping bags and propped themselves onto their elbows to talk. "The one night we weren't in the tower..."

"I reckon he's lost track of time, being on the run," said Ron. "Didn't realize it was Halloween. Otherwise he'd have come bursting in here."

Related Characters: Ron Weasley (speaker), Hermione Granger (speaker), Harry Potter, Sirius Black
Page Number: 163
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"Didn't they want to help, sir?" said Percy.

"Oh yes," said Dumbledore coldly. "But I'm afraid no dementor will cross the threshold of this castle while I am headmaster."

Related Symbols: Dementors
Page Number: 165
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"Anyone?" Snape said, ignoring Hermione. His twisted smile was back. "Are you telling me that Professor Lupin hasn't even taught you the basic distinction between--"

"We told you," said Parvati suddenly, "we haven't got as far as werewolves yet, we're still on--"

"Silence!" snarled Snape.

Page Number: 171
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Chapter Eleven Quotes

"But you were innocent!" said Hermione.

Hagrid snorted.

"Think that matters to them? They don' care. Long as they've got a couple o' hundred humans stuck there with 'em, so they can leech all the happiness out of 'em, they don' give a damn who's guilty an' who's not."

Related Characters: Hermione Granger (speaker), Rubeus Hagrid (speaker), Harry Potter, Ron Weasley
Related Symbols: Dementors
Page Number: 221
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Chapter Twelve Quotes

"Well, isn't it obvious?" said Hermione, with a look of maddening superiority.

"If you don't want to tell us, don't," snapped Ron.

"Fine," said Hermione haughtily, and she marched off.

"She doesn't know," said Ron, staring resentfully after Hermione. "She's just trying to get us to talk to her again."

Related Characters: Ron Weasley (speaker), Hermione Granger (speaker), Harry Potter, Professor Lupin
Page Number: 236
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Chapter Thirteen Quotes

Hermione burst into tears. Before Harry could say or do anything, she tucked the enormous book under her arm, and, still sobbing, ran toward the staircase to the girls' dormitories and out of sight.

"Can't you give her a break?" Harry asked Ron quietly.

"No," said Ron flatly. "If she just acted like she was sorry--but she'll never admit she's wrong, Hermione. She's still acting like Scabbers has gone on vacation or something."

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Ron Weasley (speaker), Hermione Granger, Scabbers/Peter Pettigrew, Crookshanks
Page Number: 265
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Chapter Fourteen Quotes

"I'm not blamin' yeh!" said Hagrid, waving Harry's apology aside. "Gawd knows yeh've had enough ter be gettin' on with. I've seen yeh practicin' Quidditch ev'ry hour o' the day an' night--but I gotta tell yeh, I thought you two'd value yer friend more'n broomsticks or rats. Tha's all."

Page Number: 274
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Chapter Fifteen Quotes

"Malfoy's dad's frightened the Committee into it," said Hermione, wiping her eyes. "You know what he's like. They're a bunch of doddery old fools, and they were scared. There'll be an appeal, though, there always is. Only I can't see any hope....Nothing will have changed."

Page Number: 292
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Chapter Sixteen Quotes

"THE DARK LORD LIES ALONE AND FRIENDLESS, ABANDONED BY HIS FOLLOWERS. HIS SERVANT HAS BEEN CHAINED THESE TWELVE YEARS. TONIGHT, BEFORE MIDNIGHT...THE SERVANT WILL BREAK FREE AND SET OUT TO REJOIN HIS MASTER. THE DARK LORD WILL RISE AGAIN WITH HIS SERVANT'S AID, GREATER AND MORE TERRIBLE THAN EVER BEFORE."

Page Number: 324
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Chapter Seventeen Quotes

"Your father would have done the same for me. Brave of you, not to run for a teacher. I'm grateful... it will make everything much easier..."

The taunt about his father rang in Harry's ears as though Black had bellowed it.

Related Characters: Sirius Black (speaker), Harry Potter, James Potter
Page Number: 339
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Chapter Eighteen Quotes

"I was terrified they would desert me the moment they found out what I was. But of course, they, like you, Hermione, worked out the truth...

"And they didn't desert me at all. Instead, they did something for me that would make my transformations not only bearable, but the best times of my life. They became Animagi."

Page Number: 354
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"That was still really dangerous! Running around in the dark with a werewolf! What if you'd given the others the slip, and bitten somebody?"

"A thought that still haunts me," said Lupin heavily. "And there were near misses, many of them. We laughed about them afterwards. We were young, thoughtless--carried away with our own cleverness."

Page Number: 355
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Chapter Nineteen Quotes

"But if--if there was a mistake--"

"KEEP QUIET, YOU STUPID GIRL!" Snape shouted, looking suddenly quite deranged. "DON'T TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND!"

Page Number: 360
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"Of course," Lupin breathed. "So simple...so brilliant...he cut if off himself?"

"Just before he transformed," said Black. "When I cornered him, he yelled for the whole street to hear that I'd betrayed Lily and James. Then, before I could curse him, he blew apart the street with the wand behind his back, killed everyone within twenty feet of himself--and sped down into the sewer with the other rats..."

Page Number: 363
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Chapter Twenty-One Quotes

"Yes, I do," said Dumbledore quietly. "But I have no power to make other men see the truth, or to overrule the Minister of Magic..."

Harry stared up into the grave face and felt as though the ground beneath him were falling sharply away. He had grown used to the idea that Dumbledore could solve anything. He had expected Dumbledore to pull some amazing solution out of thin air. But no...their last hope was gone."

Page Number: 393
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"Did anyone see you?"

"Yes, haven't you been listening? I saw me but I thought I was my dad! It's okay!"

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Hermione Granger (speaker), Sirius Black, James Potter
Related Symbols: Dementors
Page Number: 393
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Chapter Twenty-Two Quotes

"It didn't make any difference," said Harry bitterly. "Pettigrew got away."

"Didn't make any difference?" said Dumbledore quietly. "It made all the difference in the world, Harry. You helped uncover the truth. You saved an innocent man from a terrible fate."

Related Characters: Harry Potter (speaker), Albus Dumbledore (speaker), Sirius Black, Scabbers/Peter Pettigrew
Page Number: 425
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Harry Potter Character Timeline in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

The timeline below shows where the character Harry Potter appears in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter One
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The narrator explains that Harry Potter is very unusual: he hates the summer holidays, desperately wants to do his homework,... (full context)
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Unfortunately, Harry is already on thin ice with Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia: his best friend Ron... (full context)
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When Harry gets to a stopping point in his essay, he hides his books under a loose... (full context)
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The narrator explains that the most unusual thing about Harry is the lightning bolt scar on his forehead. He got it twelve years ago when... (full context)
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Harry notices three owls flying towards him and opens his window to let them in. The... (full context)
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...a card from Hermione. She writes that she's on vacation in France and asks if Harry will be able to meet her and Ron in London. Harry opens her gift, a... (full context)
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Hoping the Dursleys are still asleep, Harry stalks the book and finally manages to tie a belt around it. He then opens... (full context)
Chapter Two
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The next morning, Harry goes down to breakfast and finds Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon, and Dudley watching TV. Harry... (full context)
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Uncle Vernon announces that he needs to go pick up Aunt Marge. Startled, Harry asks if Marge is truly coming. She's been horrible to him since he was little.... (full context)
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Harry heads upstairs and morosely packs up his birthday haul to hide with his spellbooks. Then,... (full context)
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When Harry finally enters the kitchen, Ripper growls at him and Marge confirms with a grimace that... (full context)
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For the next few days, Harry thinks of his broom care handbook whenever Aunt Marge is mean to him. On her... (full context)
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Harry races away from the debacle. The door of the cupboard under the stairs flies open... (full context)
Chapter Three
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Harry gets several blocks before he has to rest in Magnolia Crescent. After ten minutes, he's... (full context)
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Harry throws his hand out to catch himself and just as he hits the street, he... (full context)
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The bus is filled with beds instead of seats. Stan settles Harry in the bed behind the driver, Ernie Prang. With a bang, the bus seems to... (full context)
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Stan opens up a copy of the Daily Prophet and Harry notices Sirius Black, the man from the muggle news, on the front page. When Harry... (full context)
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Harry apologizes and asks Stan to tell him more about Black. Stan says that after Harry... (full context)
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Harry feels horrendous. He thinks that he broke the law just like Sirius Black did and... (full context)
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Stan gives Harry his hot chocolate and, finally, Harry is the last passenger. Ernie stops the bus in... (full context)
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Fudge motions for Harry to sit down and introduces himself. Puzzlingly, Fudge says that everyone was terrified when Harry... (full context)
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Fudge says that the only matter left to discuss is where Harry should stay for the last three weeks of the summer holiday. Harry asks about his... (full context)
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Fudge and Tom return and Fudge makes Harry promise to stay in Diagon Alley. He seems oddly cheery as he packs up to... (full context)
Chapter Four
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After a few days, Harry adjusts to his freedom. He spends his days exploring the shops in Diagon Alley. He... (full context)
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The manager of the shop is relieved when Harry says he already has The Monster Book of Monsters. As the manager gets Harry his... (full context)
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Harry begins looking for Ron and Hermione as the start of term approaches. He finds Seamus... (full context)
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Ron pulls out a box containing his new wand and Harry asks about Hermione's bulging bag of books. She begins listing all the classes she's taking... (full context)
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...his head and then makes a dive for Scabbers. Scabbers races out of the shop, Harry and Ron in hot pursuit. Once they catch the rat, they head back to the... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione find Mr. Weasley in the bar at the Leaky Cauldron. Harry asks... (full context)
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For dinner that night, the entire Weasley family eats with Harry and Hermione. They discuss transportation to King's Cross Station and Mrs. Weasley sends Ron to... (full context)
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Harry hesitates to listen until he hears Mr. Weasley say that Harry has a right to... (full context)
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When Harry gets back upstairs, he finds Fred and George on the landing with Percy's badge—it now... (full context)
Chapter Five
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The next morning, Harry is trying to persuade Hedwig to get in her cage when Ron comes in, annoyed... (full context)
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...getting through the barrier Percy immediately goes to find Penelope Clearwater, his girlfriend. Ginny and Harry laugh at him and once everyone else is on the platform, they find an empty... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione find a compartment that's empty save for a man asleep. He looks... (full context)
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Ron says that the Sneakoscope might be faulty and suggests that Harry get it checked in Hogsmeade. Hermione is very interested in Hogsmeade; it's the only non-muggle... (full context)
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...sees people coming onto the train as Neville lets himself into the compartment, trips over Harry, and sits down. Hermione tries to leave, but runs into Ginny on her way out.... (full context)
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Before Lupin reaches the door, a towering, cloaked figure opens it. Harry sees that it has a slimy and scabby hand. The creature starts to draw a... (full context)
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Harry asks what happened, and Ron explains that Harry started having a fit. Professor Lupin approached... (full context)
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At the Hogsmeade train station, Harry, Ron, and Hermione hear Hagrid calling for the first-years. They follow the older students to... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione enter the castle but before they can go into the Great Hall... (full context)
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As Harry and Hermione walk towards the Gryffindor table, Harry notices that people are pointing at him.... (full context)
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With this, the tables fill with food. After the feast is over, Harry, Ron, and Hermione congratulate Hagrid, who seems overcome with emotion. The Gryffindors all climb up... (full context)
Chapter Six
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...Malfoy performs a mock swooning fit. The Slytherins all laugh and Pansy Parkinson yells at Harry that the dementors are coming. George passes out schedules at the Gryffindor table and asks... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione head off for their first Divination lesson in the North Tower. It's... (full context)
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...points to a door in the ceiling. The door suddenly opens and a ladder emerges. Harry leads the class up and into the classroom. It's very warm with armchairs, poufs, and... (full context)
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Harry and Ron exchange teacups after they drink their tea. Harry deciphers that Ron will suffer,... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione head for their Transfiguration lesson with McGonagall. Harry sits in the back... (full context)
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...Hall for lunch. Hermione tells Ron to lighten up, but Ron drops his fork when Harry admits that he did see a big black dog after leaving the Dursleys. Hermione insists... (full context)
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After lunch, Harry walks down to Hagrid's with Ron and Hermione for Care of Magical Creatures. Ron and... (full context)
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...says that his father is going to be upset when he learns Hagrid is teaching. Harry tells him to stop but their spat is interrupted when Hagrid returns with a dozen... (full context)
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Hagrid carries Malfoy towards the castle as the rest of the class disbands. Harry assures Hermione that Malfoy will be fine. Ron is worried that this will ruin Hagrid's... (full context)
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...the school governors know about the attack and says it's all his fault. Hermione and Harry assure him that Malfoy did this to himself—he wasn't listening to directions. Hagrid pulls Harry... (full context)
Chapter Seven
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...he comes to Potions halfway through class. Snape idly tells Malfoy to settle down and Harry scowls; he knows that Malfoy is playing up his injury and that Snape would've yelled... (full context)
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Seamus asks Harry if he's heard—there's been a sighting of Sirius Black nearby. Malfoy gives Harry a mean... (full context)
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...boggart as a shape-shifter that takes the shape of whatever scares a person most, and Harry says that the class has an advantage because there's so many of them, the boggart... (full context)
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...most and how to make it funny, as they'll take on the boggart in turn. Harry first thinks of Voldemort but realizes he fears the dementors more. Lupin begins the exercise... (full context)
Chapter Eight
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...even worse for Neville once the story of Snape's appearance as a boggart gets around. Harry hates Divination the most, as Trelawney starts to cry every time she sees him. Nobody... (full context)
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One evening, Harry returns to the common room after practice to find everyone excited. Ron explains that the... (full context)
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...to Hermione in Herbology the next day. When the class lines up later for Transfiguration, Harry notices Lavender Brown crying. Hermione asks Lavender what's wrong, and Lavender explains that Trelawney's prediction... (full context)
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...the end of Transfiguration, McGonagall reminds the class to hand in their Hogsmeade permission forms. Harry approaches her desk and asks for permission to go. McGonagall apologizes and says that she... (full context)
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On Halloween, Harry feels very morose. Ron and Hermione even put aside their argument over Crookshanks to promise... (full context)
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Lupin asks Harry if there's something wrong, so Harry asks why he wasn't allowed to fight the boggart.... (full context)
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...himself in. He gives Lupin a smoking goblet, tells him to drink it now, and Harry notices a strange look on Snape's face. After Snape leaves, Lupin explains that he's been... (full context)
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That evening, Ron dumps an armful of candy in Harry's lap and then he and Hermione tell Harry all about their Hogsmeade adventure. Hermione and... (full context)
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After the feast, Harry, Ron, and Hermione head back to Gryffindor Tower, but the hallway in front of the... (full context)
Chapter Nine
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...conjures sleeping bags. Percy shouts that the lights will go out in ten minutes, so Harry, Ron, and Hermione drag sleeping bags into a corner. Hermione and Ron note that they're... (full context)
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At about three in the morning, Dumbledore finds Percy near Harry, Ron, and Hermione. They pretend to sleep so they can listen. Dumbledore whispers to Percy... (full context)
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...all the Gryffindors—he changes passwords all the time and challenges people to duels. Much to Harry's annoyance, teachers start to walk with him in the corridors and Percy trails him as... (full context)
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...distraught, but Fred assures him they'll take Hufflepuff seriously. Oliver tries to talk strategy to Harry every chance he gets over the next few days. This makes Harry late to Defense... (full context)
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Snape greets Harry instead of Lupin, docks points from Gryffindor for Harry's lateness, and explains that Lupin is... (full context)
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The next morning, Harry wakes early to a draft on his neck—Peeves is blowing in his ear. Peeves zooms... (full context)
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Harry worries he won't be able to see, as the rain covers his glasses. The wind... (full context)
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As Harry chases Diggory, he notices the noise of the storm diminishing and suddenly feels a familiar... (full context)
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Fred and Angelina explain that Harry fell off his broom, and George says that Diggory caught the Snitch right after. Diggory... (full context)
Chapter Ten
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Madam Pomfrey keeps Harry over the weekend. He spends his time mourning his broken broomstick and seeing visitors, though... (full context)
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Harry is relieved to get back to normal life on Monday, though Malfoy taunts Harry by... (full context)
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Lupin asks Harry to stay after class. He offers condolences for Harry's broomstick and sighs that the Whomping... (full context)
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Lupin awkwardly almost touches Harry's shoulder and then curtly says that the dementors are getting angry since Dumbledore won't let... (full context)
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This promise, combined with Hufflepuff losing to Ravenclaw in a Quidditch match, makes Harry feel much better. Two weeks before term ends, it begins to snow and feel like... (full context)
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On the morning of the Hogsmeade trip, Harry walks Ron and Hermione to the doors but before he can return to Gryffindor Tower,... (full context)
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Harry looks at it and sees that throughout the castle, there are dots labeled with names.... (full context)
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Harry slides down a long slide and then follows a dark passageway. He begins to climb... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione walk through the village and decide to get butterbeer in the Three... (full context)
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Harry watches Rosmerta's feet as she brings drinks to the table and Fudge invites her to... (full context)
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...Flitwick, and Fudge tell Rosmerta that James trusted Sirius—Sirius was his best man and is Harry's godfather. Fudge says that when the Potters went into hiding, Dumbledore suggested they use the... (full context)
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...the last person to see Sirius, at the Potters' house when he went to fetch Harry. Sirius had asked for Harry and when Hagrid insisted on following Dumbledore's orders, Sirius lent... (full context)
Chapter Eleven
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As Harry runs back through the tunnel to Hogwarts, he wonders why nobody told him that his... (full context)
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Harry wakes up close to lunchtime the next day and finds Ron and Hermione in the... (full context)
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Ron tries to change the subject by suggesting they go visit Hagrid and Harry jumps at the idea, as he can ask Hagrid why he never mentioned Black. Hagrid... (full context)
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...that the Committee members are Lucius Malfoy's cronies and Dumbledore is too busy to help. Harry can't bring himself to mention Black, so he suggests that he can help Hagrid prepare... (full context)
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After their visit, Harry, Ron, and Hermione devote themselves to helping Hagrid prepare for the hearing. They work almost... (full context)
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Harry notices that Scabbers looks awful and thinks that he's likely not going live much longer.... (full context)
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Two hours later, Ron and Harry get up from the table at the same time. Trelawney shrieks and asks who stood... (full context)
Chapter Twelve
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Though Harry knows Hermione was trying to help, he's still angry with her. Ron is furious. Hermione... (full context)
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On Thursday evening, Harry meets Lupin in the History of Magic classroom. Lupin brings a suitcase containing a boggart.... (full context)
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Harry jerks back awake on the floor, apologizes, and accepts Lupin's proffered Chocolate Frog. As he... (full context)
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Harry insists on trying again and settles on the memory of learning he was a wizard.... (full context)
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...match between Ravenclaw and Slytherin, Oliver increases practice to five days per week. This leaves Harry one night a week to do homework, though he still doesn't look as tired as... (full context)
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McGonagall continues to refuse to give Harry the Firebolt. To make things worse, the dementor lessons with Lupin stall and Harry's Patronus... (full context)
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On his way back upstairs, Harry runs into McGonagall and is surprised when she gives him his Firebolt. She tells him... (full context)
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Harry looks at all of Hermione's books and suggests she drop a few subjects. Hermione looks... (full context)
Chapter Thirteen
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...with each other over what looks to Ron like Crookshanks' success in eating Scabbers that Harry fears this is the end of their friendship. Harry thinks that Ron is right and... (full context)
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...and flies until Madam Hooch wakes up from her nap and insists they go inside. Harry and Ron are halfway to the castle when Harry notices a pair of glittering eyes... (full context)
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The next morning, Harry takes the Firebolt to breakfast with him. The Slytherins look awestruck and even Cedric Diggory... (full context)
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Cho Chang is the only girl on the Ravenclaw team and as Harry approaches, he feels his stomach drop. Madam Hooch instructs the teams to mount and kick... (full context)
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The team descends upon Harry and then the crowd engulfs them. Harry hears Lupin beside him complimenting him on his... (full context)
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...comments that Scabbers used to love party food, which sends Hermione into tears. Ron tells Harry that if Hermione would act sorry, he'd stop. (full context)
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...party ends after midnight when McGonagall tells everyone to go to bed. A scream interrupts Harry's dream, so he sits up, opens his curtains, and sees Ron looking terrified. Ron says... (full context)
Chapter Fourteen
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The next day, Harry sees teachers putting security measures in place. McGonagall fires Sir Cadogan and the Fat Lady... (full context)
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As Harry watches Neville run away with the Howler, Hedwig nips him so he'll take her letter.... (full context)
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...so much on her plate and Ron is ignoring her. Hagrid says that he thought Harry and Ron would value friendship more than objects. Ron angrily says that he'd speak to... (full context)
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When Harry and Ron return to the castle, they see that a Hogsmeade trip is scheduled for... (full context)
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Harry goes to breakfast with everyone else on Saturday morning, the Invisibility Cloak and the map... (full context)
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In Hogsmeade, Harry finds Ron. They decide to visit the Shrieking Shack, one of the most severely haunted... (full context)
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Harry races back to Honeydukes and hopes that nobody will believe Malfoy. He decides to leave... (full context)
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Snape says that even though everyone is trying to keep him safe, Harry doesn't care about consequences. He says that Harry is just like James and that James... (full context)
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Snape asks Harry to empty his pockets. Harry pulls out his shopping bag from Zonko's and the Marauder's... (full context)
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Lupin cheerfully takes back the map and tells Harry and Ron to follow him. In the entrance hall, Lupin says he knows that the... (full context)
Chapter Fifteen
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Hermione offers Harry the note from Hagrid. It's spotted with tears and reads that Buckbeak's execution date hasn't... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione can only talk to Hagrid during Care of Magical Creatures, as security... (full context)
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After lunch, Harry and Ron find Hermione asleep on an Arithmancy book in the common room. She's distraught... (full context)
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As Harry, Ron, and Hermione look at their ball, Hermione hisses that she'd be better off using... (full context)
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...holiday with everyone's exam preparations. Ron works on Buckbeak's appeal in his spare time, while Harry has Quidditch practice every evening. Oliver reminds Harry constantly that in the coming match against... (full context)
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Harry has several bad dreams two nights before the match and finally wakes up before dawn.... (full context)
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The morning of the match, Ravenclaws and Hufflepuffs wish Harry good luck. The Gryffindor team steps onto the field. Madam Hooch sends the players off... (full context)
Chapter Sixteen
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...nothing more than to enjoy the sunshine. However, with exams approaching, nobody has that luxury. Harry and Ron notice Hermione's exam schedule and can't help but ask how she expects to... (full context)
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...Astronomy. Hagrid's exam involves keeping flobberworms alive for an hour, which is easy and gives Harry, Ron, and Hermione a chance to talk to Hagrid. Potions is a disaster. Harry's potion... (full context)
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...entails an outdoor obstacle course that asks students to tackle the creatures they learned about. Harry receives full marks, Ron slips up with the hinkypunk, and Hermione does well until she... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione run into Fudge at the front doors. Fudge greets Harry warmly and... (full context)
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After lunch, Harry and Ron head for Trelawney's tower while Hermione leaves for Muggle Studies. The boys find... (full context)
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As Harry heads for Gryffindor Tower, he wonders if Trelawney made an actual prediction. In the common... (full context)
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After dinner, Harry, Ron, and Hermione don the Invisibility Cloak and walk down to Hagrid's. He lets them... (full context)
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...struggles desperately. Suddenly, Hagrid sees the execution party coming to his hut and he ushers Harry, Ron, and Hermione out his back door. Harry sees Buckbeak in the garden and Hagrid... (full context)
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Harry, Ron, and Hermione stand in shock for a moment. When they hear Hagrid howl, Harry... (full context)
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...under the Invisibility Cloak, they hear something coming and a huge black dog leaps at Harry. It knocks Harry down, grabs Ron's arm, and starts dragging him away. Suddenly, something hits... (full context)
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When Harry and Hermione reach the end of the tunnel, they carefully raise their wands to see... (full context)
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Black disarms Harry and Hermione and, eyes locked on Harry, says that he knew Harry would come—Harry is... (full context)
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Black is too surprised to fight Harry in time. The two scrabble on the floor until Hermione steps in. Crookshanks tries to... (full context)
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Lupin bursts through the door, takes in the scene, and disarms Harry and Hermione. Then, he asks Black where "he" is. Black points at Ron and Lupin,... (full context)
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...clever and says that the entire staff knows; her telling anyone wouldn't have done anything. Harry yells again that Lupin has been helping Black. Exasperated, Lupin throws Harry, Ron, and Hermione... (full context)
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Lupin says that when Harry, Ron, and Hermione left Hagrid's, he saw that a fourth person was with them. He... (full context)
Chapter Eighteen
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After a moment of silence Ron says that Black and Lupin are crazy, and Harry points out that Black killed Peter Pettigrew twelve years ago. Black lunges for Scabbers, but... (full context)
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Hermione screams as Snape thanks Harry for the Invisibility Cloak. He explains that he took a goblet of the Wolfsbane Potion... (full context)
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Harry points out that Lupin could've killed him many times over the school year. When Snape... (full context)
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Lupin tells Harry that it's time to provide proof that his story is true. Black asks for Peter,... (full context)
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...Peter to him, and he stole the list of passwords to get into Gryffindor Tower. Harry thinks this is all absurd as Black says that Peter faked his death by leaving... (full context)
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...to powerful people and he should've seen from the start that Pettigrew was the spy. Harry notices that Pettigrew's face is pale. (full context)
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Timidly, Hermione asks why Pettigrew hasn't tried to kill Harry already, since he's been sleeping in the same room for years. Black says that Pettigrew... (full context)
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...Pettigrew turns to Ron. Ron, however, looks revolted. Pettigrew turns to Hermione and then to Harry, whom he tells that James would've shown mercy. Lupin and Black make Pettigrew confess that... (full context)
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...the tunnel, Sirius notes that turning in Pettigrew will clear his name, and he tells Harry that he's his godfather. Awkwardly, he invites Harry live with him, and Harry leaps at... (full context)
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Lupin and Sirius rip at each other violently and Harry only stops watching when Hermione screams. He sees Pettigrew grab Lupin's wand, knock out Ron... (full context)
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...but she's too afraid to be effective. She collapses as silvery wisps come out of Harry's wand. Harry collapses as well and watches a dementor approach and lower its hood to... (full context)
Chapter Twenty-One
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Harry comes to in the hospital wing and listens to Snape and Fudge in the hallway.... (full context)
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Harry and Hermione try to tell Fudge that Sirius is innocent and that Peter Pettigrew is... (full context)
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As soon as the door closes, Harry and Hermione start to tell Dumbledore what they know, but he stops them. He reminds... (full context)
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...a thin gold chain with a tiny hourglass on it out of her robes, calls Harry to her, and throws it around his neck too. She turns the hourglass and things... (full context)
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...what Dumbledore wants them to do. They puzzle over what happened three hours ago and Harry realizes that Dumbledore wants them to save Buckbeak so that Sirius can escape on him.... (full context)
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Harry and Hermione watch Dumbledore, Fudge, Macnair, and the Committee member leave the castle, and see... (full context)
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Harry promises not to interfere but goes back outside to keep tabs on events. He hears... (full context)
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...and when they see Macnair leave the castle, presumably to get the dementors, she and Harry get on Buckbeak and fly to the appropriate window. Sirius looks surprised to see them... (full context)
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With ten minutes to get back to the hospital wing, Harry and Hermione race through the castle. They hear Fudge and Snape walking towards the hospital... (full context)
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Harry hears a furious roar from somewhere above them and within a minute, they hear Snape's... (full context)
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The castle is almost deserted when Harry, Ron, and Hermione leave the hospital wing the next day. They sit by the lake... (full context)
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Lupin asks Harry to tell him about his Patronus and confirms that James's Animagus form was a stag.... (full context)
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Harry flops down in Lupin's chair and says that what he did didn't make any difference... (full context)
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Harry admits that he thought James conjured his Patronus across the lake. Dumbledore says that it's... (full context)
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...Percy spouts off about what he'll do once he gets a job at the Ministry. Harry, however, feels awful. His entire class is sad to see Lupin go, and he fixates... (full context)
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On the train back to King's Cross, Hermione tells Harry and Ron that she's handed in her Time-Turner and dropped Muggle Studies so that she... (full context)
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Harry holds onto Sirius's letter until he arrives in King's Cross and greets Uncle Vernon. Vernon... (full context)