Chapter 4-25 The Egg and the Eye
- Harry decides to take the golden egg to the bath in the Prefects'
bathroom. Using his Invisibility Cloak and the Marauder's Map he goes to the bathroom
at night. Ron opens the portrait hole for him with the new password
'Banana Fritters'. Reaching
the statue of Boris the Bewildered he enters the
bathroom with the password 'Pine-fresh'.
- On a painting on the wall there's a blonde Mermaid. When he opens the golden egg it starts
wailing. Moaning Myrtle appears and
suggests putting it ín the water; that's what Cedric did. Putting his head under water,
Harry hears this song:
Come seek us where our voices sound,
We cannot sing above the ground,
And while you're searching, ponder this;
Listening three more times he memorises the song. Then he discovers
the clue. It has to do with the Merpeople in the lake.
We've taken what you'll sorely miss,
An hour long you'll have to look,
And to recover what we took,
But past an hour - the prospect's black
Too late, it's gone, it won't come back.
- He gets out of the bath and leaves the bathroom. On the map he sees
Bartemius Crouch's name in Snape's
office. He goes in the direction to check it out. His leg get's stuck
in one of the chairs' steps, letting the egg and the map drop. Filch turns up to check out what the noise
is. Filch finds the egg, thinking it was Peeves who stole it. Snape
also turns up and Moody a moment later. Moody, who can
look through the Invisibility Cloak, sees Harry. Snape tries to take
the map from the floor, but, Harry signals to Moody that it is his.
Moody uses an ¤ Accio to get it before
Snape can get hold of it. Snape realises Harry is nearby and wants to
search for him but Moody manipulates him and scares him away. Moody
also takes the egg back from Filch. Snape and Filch leave. Moody helps
Harry get out of the stairs, gives him back the egg and borrows the
Marauders Map. Harry tells him that Mr. Crouch showed up on the map
in Snapes' office.