Chapter 3-9 Grim Defeat
- Dumbledore orders the whole
castle to be searched, to see if Black is still around. The students
have to sleep in the Great Hall.
- The next days, students keep speculating about how Black managed to
get into Hogwarts. Sir Cadogan has been
appointed to take the Fat Lady's place for a while. Professor McGonagall
has Harry's Quidditch training sessions supervised by
- Wood announces to the team they
will play Hufflepuff instead of Slytherin at next Quidditch match. Hufflepuff
has a new captain and Seeker, Cedric Diggory.
His name makes Angelina, Alicia and Katie giggle, as Cedrig is tall and good-looking.
- Harry is late for Defense Against the Dark
Arts classes. Entering the classroom, he finds out Professor Snape
is teaching. Snape starts with a subject from the end of their lesson-book;
one which they're not supposed to do yet. He teaches them about Werewolves. Snape criticises them for not
knowing how to recognise one. Hermione, wanting to give the answer,
is silenced by Snape. Ron abrubtly defies Snape and is given detention.
- The day of the Quidditch match against Hufflepuff arrives. Harry is up on his Nimbus
Two Thousand, as the game starts. It is raining very hard. Wood
calls a timeout. Harry complains he can't see a thing through his glasses
with this rain, and Hermione charms it with a ¤
Impervius, making it repel water. The game continues. Suddenly
he sees the Black Dog again. Wood spots Cedric
going for the Snitch and Harry goes after it
also. While he is chasing the snitch, an eerie silence is falling across
the stadium. An then a horribly familiar wave of cold sweeps over him.
He looks down and sees at least a hundred Dementors
below him. He hears a conversation and screaming inside his head ...
a woman pleading with a man not to kill Harry but her instead. Harry
hears a shrill voice laughing, the woman screaming, and then he faints.
- Harry regains consiousness in the Hospital wing. Fred and George tell him what happened. Diggory
got the snitch just after Harry fell; he didn't realise what had happened.
He even tried to call off the game, but they won fairly. Ron and Hermione
tell him that when he fell, Dumbledore waved his wand to slow down his
fall before he hit the ground and charmed the Dementors away. His Nimbus
Two Thousand was blown away when he fell. After it hit the Whomping Willow, the Willow completely