Chapter 5-8 The Hearing
- Harry enters Courtroom Ten. He recognizes it, as he
visited it inside Dumbledore's Pensieve. Someone says he's late. When Harry
replies he didn't know the time had changed, he gets answered that that
is not the Wizengamot's fault and he's told to sit
down in a chair in the front. Above him are about fifty people sitting
in the benches. It's Cornelius Fudge, addressing Harry.
Percy is also there, taking notes.
Fudge states the hearing, the twelfth of August, offenses committed
under the Decree for
the Restriction of Underage Sorcery and the International Statute
of Secrecy. Interrogators are Cornelius Oswald Fudge, Minister of Magic, Amelia Susan Bones, Head of the Department of Magical
Law Enforcement, Dolores Jane Umbridge, Senior Undersecretary to the
Minister and Percey Ignatius Weasley as Court Scribe.
- Suddenly Harry hears 'Witness for the Defense, Albus Percival Wulfrick Brian Dumbledore'
behind him, and looking back he sees him arriving. Dumbledore charms
a chair and sits next to Harry.
- Next Harry is charged with performing the Patronus Charm. Madam Bones is impressed
he managed to produce a corporeal Patronus. Harry explains that he had to fight
off Dementors but they don't seem to want to believe
- Dumbledore calls Mrs. Figg as a witness and she supports
Harry's story. Dumbledore continues to plea Harry's case and the jury
ends up clearing him of all charges.