Chapter 2-10 The Rogue Bludger
- Since the pixies incident, Pofessor Lockhart brought no live creatures
to classes. He spent most of the class time reenacting his adventures.
Harry was usually chosen to help him. So far Harry played a Transylvanian
villager whom Lockhart had cured of a Babbling
Curse, a yeti and a vampire. In the current lesson Harry has to
play a Werewolf, Lockhart showing how he managed
to perform a complex Homorphus Charm.
Their homework assignment is to compose a poem about Lockhart's defeat
of the Wagga Wagga Werewolf.
- Before leaving, Hermione flatters him about what he said in Gadding with Ghouls, thereby
managing to get the necessary signed permission to get the book from
the Restricted Library Section. Lockhart tells Harry that he was asked
to be Seeker for the National Squad once but
preferred to go into eradication of the Dark Forces instead.
- After getting Moste Potente
Potions from the library, Harry Ron and Hermione go to Moaning Myrtle's
out-of-order bathroom. According to Hermione, it's the most complicated
potion she ever saw, requiring Lacewing flies, leeches, fluxweed, knotgrass and some more difficult to get
ingredients like powdered horn of a bicorn and shredded skin of a boomslang. They'll have to steal it from
Snape's private stores.
- Harry has the Quidditch game against Slytherin.
Oliver Wood gives his usual pep-talk.
It's Draco Malfoy's first match
as the Slytherin Seeker. Harry narrowly avoids a Bludger. George gives the Bludger a whack
in the direction of Adrian Pucey
but it changes direction in midair and heads straight for Harry again.
This repeats itself. Fred also tries to beat the Bludger
away with no effect. Slytherin leads sixty to zero and Fred and George
call to Wood for a time out. They realise the Bludger has been tampered
with and Harrry decides to handle the Bludger himself and let Fred and
George play normally again. Harry plays on. He sees the Snitch
above Malfoy's head, but is hit by a Bludger which breaks his arm. He
speeds for the Snitch and catches it with his unharmed arm and lands.
Lockhart tries to fix his arm but ends up removing his arm-bones and
Harry has to go to the Hospital wing.
- Madam Pomfrey is angry about
what Lockart did but will manage to grow his bones back in a day with
Skele-Gro. Ron and Hermione are with him
and they suspect Draco tampered with the Bludger.
- Waking up in the night from the pain, he finds Dobby on top of him. Dobby confesses it was him
who tried to prevent Harry getting through to Platform nine and three-quarters
and who tampered with the Bludger. He explains to Harry about House-elfs
in general. Dobby inadvertantly lets slip during his warnings information
about the Chamber of Secrets, confirming
its existence to Harry. Suddenly Dobby hears footsteps and disappears
in thin air.
- Dumbledore and Professor McGonagall enter, bringing in a petrified,
Colin Creevey and showing him to Madam
Pomfrey. All the pictures in his camera are melted.