Chapter 4-19 The Hungarian Horntail
- Harry is nervous about the first Task. Rita
Skeeter wrote an article filled with lies about him in the Daily
Prophet, and the Slytherins tease him with it.
- There is a Hogsmeade trip and Harry wears
his Invisibility Cloak so that
he will not be bothered. Harry and Hermione go into the Three
Broomsticks and have a Butterbeer.
- Hagrid and Moody enter. When they are about to
leave, Harry waves. Moody apparently can see right through the Invisibility
cloak and they join their table. Hagrid asks Harry to meet him at night.
- At night, wearing his Cloak, he visits Hagrid. Hagrid wants to show
him something. Hagrid goes to get Madam Maxime and Harry follows them into
the Forbidden Forest. After a while,
Harry hears voices. He takes a look into the open area ahead and finds
out the first task.
- Dragons. Four of them, being held by dozens
of wizards. The wizards use Stunning spells, casting a ¤ Stupefy all at the same time to control
them. Harry finds out that Charlie Weasley organising the whole
- Charlie tells Hagrid they put the Dragons out with a Sleeping Draught. He explains the
four different breeds, a black Hungarian Horntail, a green Common Welsh Green, a blue grey
Swedish Short-Snout and a red
Chinese Fireball. The champions will
have to get past them for the first task.
- Harry has seen enough and goes back. He runs into Karkaroff. He deduces Karkaroff is
also trying to find out the first task so that he can tell Victor Krum.
- Harry goes back to the common room and waits at the fireplace for
Sirius. Sirius' head appears in
the fire. Harry tells him everything that happened. Sirius has to hurry,
he had to break into a house to use the fireplace. He tells Harry that
Karkaroff used to be a Death Eater. He was in Azkaban but betrayed other Death Eaters to
the Ministry to get himself out. With the attack on Moody and Bertha Jorkins' disappearance, Sirius
is suspicious. Before he can tell Harry how to deal with the Dragon
he is cut off, only able to hint that Harry just needs a simple spell.