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Chapter 5-18 Dumbledore's Army

  • During Charms Hermione says she suspects that Umbridge has been reading Harry's mail, especially since Filch has accused Harry of ordering Dungbombs. She thinks Umbridge simply was looking for an excuse to get Harry's mail. Hermione already masters the Silencing Charm. Ron, trying the Silencio can't make it work, and both he and Harry get extra homework.
  • Angelina comes over to tell Harry she got permission for the Quidditch team.
  • Hermione is having doubts about starting Defense practice themselves, although Sirius was all for it. She thinks he may be getting frustrated about being locked in himself.
  • Despite the rain, there's Quidditch practice. Fred and George even talk about how they should have find a way to skip practice, Fred says they shouldn't have offered Angelina to buy some Puking Pastilles, as now she would know if they use them. George suggests trying the Fever Fudge instead. They use a Impervius to keep their glasses dry. Even then it's difficult to stay on the broom in the rain, Harry has to do the Sloth Grip Roll at one moment because he almost falls. After an hour they give up and go inside. Harry's Scar hurts again. Harry tells Ron he felt that Voldemort is angry, he wants something done and it's not happening fast enough. Now he also remembered the two prior times, the first time Voldemort was feeling furious and the second time when Harry was in Umbridge's office Voldemort was feeling happy.
  • Back in the Gryffindor room Harry has homework to do. He is reading about the uses of scurvy-grass, lovage and sneezewort. These plants are brain-inflaming, used in Confusing and Befuddlement Draughts. Harry doses off and dreams about the corridor again. Harry is woken by Dobby, bringing him back Hedwig. Dobby turns out to have taken all the clothes Hermione left for the House-elves lying around; some he took for Winky. Neither Winky, nor the other elves, care for the clothes. They find it insulting. Dobby says he heard Harry having a bad dream. He looks at Harry and says he wishes to help Harry, because Harry set him free. But Harry responds that Dobby can't help him. Then after a moment Harry asks if Dobby knows a place big enough for twenty-eight people to practice Defense. Dobby tells Harry about the Room of Requirement, a place a person can only enter when they have real need of it. Sometimes it's there and sometimes not, but when it appears it's equipped for the seeker's needs. He says Filch also knows about it. Dobby tells Harry how to find it.
  • Harry calls for a first Defense Against the Dark Arts meeting. They will meet at eight at night, opposite of the tapestry of Barnabas the Barmy.
  • In the evening, Harry uses the Marauder's Map to check if it's safe. They find the Room and enter. It has shelves with instruments, a Sneakoscope, Secrecy Sensors and Foe-Glass. It also has books like A Compendium of Common Curses and their Counter-Actions, The Dark Arts Outsmarted, Self-Defensive Spellwork and Jinxes for the Jinxed. They make Harry leader and give themselves the name Dumbledore's Army, DA.
  • They start practicing, beginning with the Disarming Charm Expelliarmus. Harry partners with Neville. Fred and George pull a prank on Zacharias, making him mute so he can't say spells. Ginny goes with Michael. Luna goes with Justin, Colin with Dennis. Cho practices with her friend Marietta. Marietta was forbidden to go by her mother who works at the Ministry. Luna tells her that her father (Mr Lovegood) is actively anti-Fudge and that Fudge claimed to have goblins assassinated, to have had poisons developed in the Department of Mysteries and something about the Umgubular Slashkilter.
  • They plan to practice again next wednesday.
reviewed and edited by Judy Nathanson


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