Chapter 5-25 The Beetle at Bay
- They find out why Voldemort was so happy. The next morning Daily
Prophet has an article about ten Death
Eaters who escaped from Azkaban. It shows
the names and crimes they had been convicted for. Among them Antonin
Dolohov who was convicted for the murder of Gideon and Fabian
Prewett, Augustus Rookwood who
was convicted for leaking Ministry secrets to Voldemort and Bellatrix
Lestrange who was convicted for the torture and permanent incapitation of Frank
and Allice Longbottom. The Ministry
had announced the breakout last night, Cornelius
Fudge the Minister said he thinks
it's related to Sirius Black's escape last year, presuming Sirius was
their outside help.
- The newspaper also contains an article about Broderick
Bode who was found dead in his bed at St
Mungo's, strangled by a pot plant. Healer Miriam
Strout who was in charge of the ward has been suspended. The article
also stated the pot plant was a cutting of Devil's Snare. Hermione thinks Bode was
murdered intentionally. She suddenly has some insight and leaves to
send a letter to someone.
- Hagrid is on probation.
- Word spreads around about the Death Eaters escape. Susan
Bones, whose uncle, aunt and cousins all had died at the hands
of some of them, tells Harry during Herbology while they work on Screechsnap
seedlings that she now had a good idea what it felt like to be him.
It seems the whole school now starts to think differently about Harry.
- Umbridge announces another
decree which states teachers can not give students non-subject related.
Lee Jordan 'uses' it to argue with
Umbridge she can't tell Fred and George off for playing Exploding
Snap in the back of the class. He gets the same punishment Harry
got and Harry recommends him essence of Murtlap.
- All Divination and Care
of Magical Creatures classes are now inspected by Umbridge, either
Hagrid or Trelawney likely will get sacked. Trelawney increasingly hysterical
talks get regularly interrupted with questions about Ornithomancy
and Heptomology. Hagrid is also not doing
well in teaching his classes when Umbridge is inspecting.
- In DA everybody is improving, Neville
made more progress then anybody, working relentlessly on every new jinx
and counter-curse that Harry thought them. He was improving so fast
that he was the second one after Hermione to master the Shield
Charm that Harry teaches them at some point.
- Harry's scar is irritating almost nonstop and dreaming of the corridor
- On Valentine's Day Harry after Hermione receives a letter, she asks
him to meet her in the Three Broomsticks
in Hogsmeade at three. He meets with Cho.
They talk about Quidditch, and Oliver Wood.
Cho thought he got taken by Pride of
Portree but Harry says it was Puddlemere
- At Dervish and Banges they see
a poster announcing rewards to tips leading to recapture of escaped
Death Eaters. They both think it's strange that there are no Dementors
all around, like the time that Sirius escaped.
- Next they go to Madam Puddifoot's
which is full of couples. Madam Puddifoot
brings them drinks. Harry asks Cho to come with him in the afternoon
to meet Hermione and Cho suddenly turns more distant. Cho starts to
talk about Cedric but Harry does not
want to talk about him. Cho becomes all upset and leaves.
- Harry goes to the Three Broomsticks. He sees Hagrid who start to talk
some hardly understandable stuff about family and all. He meets early
with Hermione who is sitting
at a table with Luna and Rita
Skeeter. Hermione thinks it's a good idea for Harry to now publicly
tell his story about Voldemort's return, the Death Eaters he saw and
everything. The Prophet will certainly not print it but Luna's father
(Mr Lovegood) is the editor of the Quibbler
and he'll publish it. Harry tells his story