Chapter 3-10 The Marauder's Map
- Harry has to stay in the hospital wing the rest of the weekend. He
is worried about having seen the Grim two times
now. He also realises what the screaming voices inside his head were;
the last moments of his mother's life beforeLord Voldemort killed her.
- In the next Defense Against
the Dark Arts lesson, Professor Lupin teaches them about Hinkypunks, one-legged creatures who look
like they are made of wisps of smoke. After classes, Lupin wants a word
with Harry. He feels sorry for Harry having lost his broomstick. They
planted the Whomping Willow the same year that
Lupin came to Hogwarts. They used to play games trying to get close
to the trunk untill a boy called Davey Gudgeon almost lost an eye. Lupin
explains the Dementors affect Harry more
then other people because he has horrors in his past that others do
not. Dementors feed on people's peace, hope and happiness, draining
it out of them, untill their victim is reduced to something souless
and evil. Harry asks Lupin to teach him how to fight the Dementors.
- Christmas is near, Professor Flitwick decorated his classroom with
shimmering fairies. Ron and Hermione stay at
Hogwarts during holiday. There will be one more Hogsmeade trip on the last weekend of term.
Hermione is anxious to buy Toothflossing Stringmints
for her parents at Honeydukes.
- Harry is not allowed to go and borrows a copy of Which Broomstick from Wood to
pass some time reading. Since he had lost his broom, he had tried a
Shooting Star, one of the school brooms.
He definitely needed a new broom of his own.
- At the day of the Hogsmeade trip, Harry says goodbye to Ron and Hermione and starts to head back
to Gryffindor tower when he is stopped by Fred and George. They give him an 'early christmas
present'. It looks like an old parchment. They explain that in their
first year, after letting off a Dungbomb in the corridor, Filch caught them and took them to his office.
After creating some diversion with another Dungbomb, they stole it from
one of Filch's filing cabinets drawers marked 'Confiscated and Highly
Dangerous'. They show Harry how it works. Lines and words begin to appear.
On the parchment there's written "Messrs Moony,
Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs. Purveyors of Aids to Magical Mischief-Makers
are proud to present "The Marauder's Map". The map shows every
detail of Hogwarts, including people in the
castle and secret passages, some leading right into Hogsmeade. From
the seven passages, Filch knows four. One is caved in. One has the Whomping
Willow right over it's entrance and one of them leads right
into the cellar of Honeydukes.
- Harry decides to use the map to go to Hogsmeade. He enters the last
passage through a statue of the one-eyed witch
with a ¤ Dissendium. It is dark
and he illuminates it with a ¤ Lumos. After a long time he reaches
the end of the passage. Through a trapdoor he enters the cellar of Honeydukes.
Somebody is coming down, being told to get another box of Jelly
Slugs. Quickly Harry gets up the stairs into Honeydukes.
- The store is loaded with sweets; nougat, coconut ice, toffees, chocolates,
Every Flavor Beans,
Fizzing Whizzbees, Drooble's
Best Blowing Gum, Toothflossing Stringmints, Pepper Imps, Ice Mice, peppermint creames, sugar-spun quills
and exploding bonbons. Harry goes to Hermione and Ron who are looking
between sweets like lollipops and Cockroach Clusters to buy something
for Harry. He tells them all about the Marauder's Map. They discuss
wether Harry should or should not be coming to Hogsmeade with Black
- Ron tells them about the time, when he was seven, Fred had given him
an Acid Pop which burnt a hole through his
tongue. They buy their sweets and leave, going to the Three
Broomsticks next to have some Butterbeer.
- In the Three Broomsticks Madam Rosmerta
is serving people. They go to sit in the back of the room and drink
Butterbeer. Professor McGonagall, Professor Flitwick, Hagrid and Cornelius Fudge enter and walk towards
them. Because they shouldn't find out Harry is there, Hermione charms
a christmas tree with a ¤ Mobiliarbus to move in front of them,
blocking the view. The go and sit at the table next to theirs. Madam
Rosmerta brings their drinks, a Gillywater for McGonagall, four mulled mead for Hagrid, a cherry syrup
and soda with ice for Flitwick and a red currant rum for Fudge. They
start talking about Black. Rosmerta tells
them the Dementors searched her pub twice looking for Black.
- Harry hears McGonagall tell the others that Black and his father,
James Potter, used to be inseparable,
best friends. Sirius Black was best man when Harry's parents, James
and Lily, married. They even named him godfather to Harry. When You-Know-Who
was after the Potters, Dumbledore told them to go into hiding.
The Potters then used an immensly complex spell, the Fidelius Charm. Using this charm, the
secret information of the whereabouts of the Potters would be hidden
insde a person, the Secret-Keeper, and as long as the Secret-Keeper
refuses to speak, Voldemort would never find the Potters. Black was
chosen as Secret-Keeper. Dumbledore, who was suspecting there was a
traitor amongst them, even offered to be Secret-Keeper himself. But
James Potter insisted on using Black. A week after the Fidelius Charm
had been performed, his parents were betrayed. They were then found
and killed by Voldemort.
- Hagrid remembers taking Harry from the ruins of the house, just after
Harry's parents were killed. Sirius Black turned up a bit later on his
flying motorbike. Hagrid hadn't known Black was the traitor. Fortunately
he had orders from Dumbledore to bring Harry to the Dursleys when Black
offered to look after Harry. The day after his parents death, Black
killed Pettigrew, who was their friend and
wanted revenge for killing James Potter. They all felt sorry for Pettigrew.
Fudge says that only a trained Hit Wizard from the Magical Law Enforcement Squad
would have stood a chance against Black. He was Junior Minister at that
time in the Department of Magical
Catastrophes and one of the first ones on the scene after Black
murdered all these people in his fight with Pettigrew. Black was arrested
and sent to Azkaban; Pettigrew received the Order of Merlin, First Class. Fudge
tells the others that when he met with Black in Azkaban, he seemed very
- The teachers leave, Harry is in shock from everything he has found