Chapter 2-15 Aragog
- They have Herbology class. Professor Sprout
sets them all to work pruning the Abyssinian Shrivelfigs. Harry
spots spiders during classes, all headed toward the Forbidden Forest.
- At night Ron and Harry sneak out
of the school again using the Invisibility Cloak. They take Hagrid's
boarhound Fang with them. Using the spell ¤
Lumos to make some light with his wand, they enter the forest
following the spiders. They run into Ron's fathers' Flying
car which has turned wild from living in the forest. They are captured
by huge spiders and taken to a vast hollow
in the forest, crowded with spiders. They are addressed to by a huge
spider, the size of a small elephant, called Aragog.
Harry tells him that Hagrid is sent to Azkaban and that he
is suspected of opening the Chamber of Secrets and setting a monster
free. Aragog tells that it was years ago and that they believed that
he was the monster, but in fact he is not. Hagrid received Aragog
when it still was an egg, from a stranger, and he took care of him.
Aragog was blamed for the death of a girl but Hagrid protected him.
He even found a wife, Mosag, for Aragog. Aragog knows the real identity
of the monster but does not want to tell it. At the end of the conversation
Aragog tells them that they will serve as food for the other spiders
but they are saved by the Flying car.
- They are left at the edge of the forest and they get the invisibility
cloak back from Hagrid's cabin and get back to the Gryffindor common
room. Harry suddenly get's an insight that the girl who died fifty years
ago in the bathroom might be Moaning Myrtle.