"Dumbledore's Orders"

Ah, the end of Goblet of Fire. Voldemort's risen, Fudge doesn't believe it, Cedric's dead, and...perhaps the Order of the Phoenix is beginning? Well, for whatever reason, Dumbledore starts shouting orders at everybody. And the orders are:

Order #1: "Minerva, I want to see Hagrid in my office as soon as possible. Also--if she will consent to come--Madame Maxime."
Hagrid tells Harry later that Dumbledore has given him a secret job for him over the summer and Madame Maxime will probably come, too. He said it "might be" about Voldemort.
Well, Dumbledore wants to send envoys to the giants, right? And Madame Maxime and Hagrid are both half-giant (excuse me, big-boned), so my guess is they're helping out with that.
Geez, where does Dumbledore get all this power? The Ministry of Magic isn't going to be too happy about all this. Of course, I could be wrong. Maybe Dumbledore is just helping them plan their wedding.

Order #2: "Poppy, would you be very kind and go down to Prof. Moody's office, where I think you will find a house-elf called Winky in considerable distress? Do what you can for her," etc., etc.
I'm sorry, but I'm no Hermione. I really don't care what happens to Winky and Dobby.

Order #3: "Sirius, I need you to set off at once. You are to alert Remus Lupin, Arabella Figg, Mundungus Fletcher -- the old crowd."
Ooooh, who are all these people? Remus Lupin: we know who he is (and if you don't, you better re-read Book Three NOW). Arabella Figg: On a chat, JK Rowling said that Arabella Figg was, indeed, Mrs. Figg from Book One. A good theory I read (I read a lot of good theories in www.cosforums.com) was that Mrs. Figg is a witch sent to protect Harry in the muggle world -- and the owner of the Fig Newton factory!!!! No, actually, it didn't say anything about Fig Newtons. Anyway, one person argued that one witch wouldn't be enough protection for him in the muggle world. I disagree, because she could easily send on owl or apparate to Dumbledore to tell him what happened--and how much was going to happen anyway? Mundungus Fletcher: I think he was mentioned in the books before the end of Book Four, but I have no idea where. At first, I thought he might be related to Justin, from Hufflepuff, but his last name is Fletchley. Still, the names are awfully similiar. Please email me if you know who he is or have any theories about him.
So, Sirius is getting the "old crowd" together, and I think they are, together, the Order of the Phoenix, a group against Voldemort.

Order #4: "Severus, you know what I must ask you to do. If you are ready...if you are prepared..."
I have no clue about this one, but I sure want to know! I'm sure these will all come into play in the future books. Yet, I'm also sure the questions we are all asking are a) when will Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix come out and b) will Fred and George open a joke shop with the money Harry gave them?

By Ingrid Johnson


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