Chapter 2-2 Dobby's Warning
- Harry meets Dobby, a House-elf, when he has to stay in his room
while a Uncle Vernon has a business dinner downstairs.
- Mr. and Mrs. Mason arrive for dinner
with Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia
- Dobby warns Harry not to go back to Hogwarts because if Harry does,
he will be in mortal danger. Harry learns that Dobby has intercepted
Ron and Hermione's letters to make Harry believe he had no friends at
- When Harry refuses to promise not to return to Hogwarts, Dobby goes
downstairs to the kitchen and levitates the dessert, a cream pudding
that was to be served to Dursley's guests. Then he lets it fall to the
- Immediately after, Uncle Vernon storms into the kitchen, raging with
anger, showing him a letter which just arrived. The letter states that
the Improper Use of Magic Office
has found out that at 9:12 PM, in Harry's house, a Hover Charm was used, and underage wizards
are not permitted to perform spells outside of school, and that further
spellwork may lead to expulsion from Hogwarts. His aunt and uncle were
not aware of this fact.
- Uncle Vernon literally locks Harry up into the house, even putting
bars on Harry's window.