Chapter 4-30 The Pensieve
- Harry waits while Dumbledore accompanies Fudge and
Moody downstairs. Harry sees Fawkes, the Sorting
Hat and the sword of Godric Gryffindor. He also sees something shimmering
from inside a black cabinet and checks it out. He sees a basin with
a whitish silver substance. When he prods his wand into it, he sees
- He sees room full of witches and wizards and an empty chair in the
centre. Bending down and looking closer, his noses touches the substance
and Harry falls into the room. He's sitting next to Dumbledore in some
dungeon, but neither Dumbledore nor anyone else seems to notice Harry.
Harry realises this is some sort of memory item.
- He sees two Dementors bringing in a man
in a room (book
5 spoiler!). It is Karkaroff.
Next he sees Mr. Crouch asking
Karkaroff for the names of the Voldemort supporters he claims to have. Harry
also sees Moody. Everybody looks
much younger. Karkaroff starts naming names, beginning with Antonin
Dolohov. Crouch says Dolohov is already apprehended. Evan Rosier, Crouch states. He is told Rosier
is dead. Travers, who helped murder the McKinnons.
Augustus Rookwood who works for the
Ministry at the Department of Mysteries. This
name seems to surprise Crouch and the rest, but he tells Karkaroff that
Travers and Mulciber are already in custody.
Then he names Snape. Crouch says that Snape has been
cleared by the council. Dumbledore says that Snape was a Death Eater but he rejoined their side
before Voldemort's downfall and turned spy for them.
- The event fades away and Harry sees the scene return to a different
time. Again Mr. Crouch is there. He also sees Rita Skeeter and Dumbledore. This is
a different trial. Ludo Bagman is
brought in. Crouch states that Bagman is brought before the Council
of Magical Law to explain his contact with Death Eaters. Bagman
claims he didn't know and that he was tricked. Rookwood was a friend
of his father. He didn't know about that when he gave him information.
Rookwood promised him a job at the Ministry. The jury decides he is
- The dungeon dissolves again and returns. Next to Mr. Crouch, this
time, his wife is sobbing. Crouch's son is brought in, together with
three others (1,
book 5 spoiler). They are accused of capturing the Auror, Frank Longbottom
and his wife and subjecting him to
the Cruciatus Curse. They are sentenced
to life in Azkaban. Crouch's son keeps claiming
to be innocent while the other three promise to bring Voldemort back
- Dumbledore asks Harry to come back and they return to Dumbledore's
office. He explains to Harry that the basin is a Pensieve, used to store memories.
- Next he shows Harry another memory. This one is of Bertha Jorkins telling Dumbledore she
"was only teasing him but he put a hex on her when she said she saw
him kissing Florence"
- Harry tells Dumbledore about the dream he had in Divination. Dumbledore
wants to know if his scar hurt at any time after it did in the summer.
He heard about the last time from Sirius. Harry would like to know if
it was just a dream or maybe Voldemort is getting stronger. Dumbledore
does not know. But regarding Jorkin's and Crouch's disappearance, and
lately a Muggle called Frank Bryce who has been reported missing,
it is not that unlikely that Voldemort is getting stronger.
- Harry asks about Neville's parents
and is told they are both insane. They are in St.
Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries. Neville has
been raised by his grandmother.