Chapter 5-21 The Eye of the Snake
- Hermione tries to convince Hagrid again to teach accepted material
but Hagrid can not imagine 'anybody rather studying Knarls than Chimaeras.
He still does not want to tell what he's keeping in the Forbidden Forest,
it's a surprise.
- Hagrid has his first lesson. He takes
the class into the Forbidden forest.
After ten minutes they stop and Hagrid puts a half a cow on the ground.
Harry sees great black winged horses emerging from the darkness. Most
people appear not to see them. Only two other people, a Slytherin boy
and Neville see them too.
Hagrid explains they are Thestrals. Hermione
explains only people who have seen death can see Thestrals.
- Professor Umbridge arrives
for an inspection. Hagrid explains the students they started with one
male and five femail Thestrals. Tenebrus
is the name of the first born in the Forest. Umbridge deliberately makes
Hagrid's inspection awfull. Neville tells Umbridge he saw his grandfather
- Christmas is coming and Harry is invited to spend it at the Weasleys.
At the last DA meeting Dobby has
decorated the room. Harry quickly pulls down a mistletoe when Luna points
it out and she says that was good thinking because they're often infested
with Nargles. Angelina tells them Harry, Fred
and George have been replaced for the Quidditch team. Ginny
is the new Seeker and the new Beaters
are Andrew Kirke and Jack
Sloper. Everybody in DA is making progress. After the meeting is
over, Harry remains alone with Cho,
she's crying about Cedric.
- Half an hour later Harry returns to the common room, Hermione is writing
a letter, Ron is doing homework. Hermione asks and Harry confirms that
he and Cho kissed. Hermione knows about Cho crying all the time these
days. She mentions the letter is to Viktor.
- Harry goes to sleep and he dreams. While dreaming, the dream changes
and he feels his body smooth, powerfull and flexible. He's gliding between
metal bars across the floor. He sees strange vibrant colours in the
dark. He turns his head and goes into a corridor.
First it seems empty but then he sees a man sitting on the floor, his
outline gleaming in the dark. He wants to bite the man but has more
important work to do. The man moves, a silver Cloak falls from his legs
as the man jumps to his feet, drawing a wand. Then he rears high and
strikes three times, the man yells in pain and falls silent.
- Harry wakes up, his Scar in agony. Ron is standing
over him looking frightened. Harry manages to say that Mr
Weasley is attacked and seriously hurt by a huge Snake.
Neville goes for help. McGonagall
arrives and Harry tells her what happened.