Chapter 5-17 Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four
- Harry and Ron walk downstairs, discussing a new Quidditch move called
Grip Roll when they see a group of people reading a large sign on
the Gryffindor noticeboard. It's a new Decree banning all type of student
meetings without knowledge of the High
Inquisitor, Umbridge. They wonder if she knows about their plans,
and if one of the students might have told her. Hermione says that's
not possible, as she has put a jinx on the parchment they signed. They
decide to go ahead with the plan anyway.
- Angelina tells Harry and Ron that they will also need permission for
the Quidditch team.
- During History
of Magic, Hedwig
is at the window bringing a letter. Harry lets her in and finds out
she's hurt. Harry leaves class and goes to the staff-room to see Professor
She looks at Hedwig and says she's been attacked. Sometimes Thestrals
go for birds but Hagrid's got the Hogwarts Thestrals well-trained not
to touch owls. Professor McGonagall
warns Harry that 'communication channels in and out of Hogwarts
may be watched'. The letter is from Sirius, telling him to meet again
at the fireplace. They wonder if the letter has been read and re-sealed
is bragging about Lucius
Malfoy's influence at the Ministry and how Slytherin already got
Quidditch permission from Umbridge. He also makes fun of Mr. Weasley,
and of Harry and says that it is only a matter of time before the Ministry
sends him to a special ward of St.
Mungo's. At that moment Neville
tries to get at Draco and has to be held back by Harry and Ron.
class starts and Professor Snape
has his class monitored by Umbridge.
They continue working on the Strengthening
Solution. Umbridge is interrogating Snape about him wanting the
job of Defense
Against the Dark Arts teacher.
- Harry is going to Divination.
is very upset because she got bad results from her inspection.
- Gryffindor didn't get quidditch permission yet.
are doing a showcase of their Skiving
Snackboxes. They show a product producing a vomiting-reaction. Lee
is using a Vanishing
Spell to clear the vomit.
appears in the fireplace. He knows about their plans of practicing Defense
Against the Dark Arts themselves. Mundungus
told him. He was disguised as the woman in the Hog's
Head while keeping an eye on Harry. He also has been ordered by
Weasley to tell Ron not to participate and advise Harry and Hermione
likewise. She could not say it herself, she's on duty that evening.
Sirius on the other hand thinks it's an excellent idea. He suggests
to use the secret passageway behind the big mirror on the fourth floor,
but Harry says Fred and George told him it's blocked. Sirius responds
with a frown and says he'll think about other options. Then he suddenly
gets alarmed and disappears, the next moment they see Umbridge's hand
coming out of the fireplace, trying to grab anything or anybody she
can get hold of.