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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Chapter Ten:
The Rogue Bludger

Synopsis by William Silvester
Notes and links by Michele L. Worley

US hardcover edition: pages 161 - 181
UK paperback edition: pages 176 - 197
Timeframe: Thursday 5 November - Sunday 8 November, 1992 [Y12]

In which a note from Lockhart gets HRH into the Restricted Section of the library and a book on making Polyjuice Potion. At the Quidditch match a rogue Bludger chases Harry, breaking his arm but not stopping him from getting the Snitch. Lockhart's attempt to heal Harry removes the bones from his arm. Madam Pomfrey begins to heal him, Dobby pays a visit, and Colin Creevey is Petrified.

The Rogue Bludger, CS10, by Mary GrandPré

Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:

Commentary on the text, being written by Michele Worley

Characters introduced in this chapter:

  • none

Characters returning in this chapter:

Characters mentioned in this chapter:

Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:

Settings and locations mentioned in this chapter:

Exceptional character moments:

  • Hermione, who is eager to break rules if it means proving that she can perform a complex piece of advanced magic.

  • Lockhart, who doesn't even look to see what book Hermione wants to take out of the Restricted Section before signing the permission slip.

  • Wood, who seems to find the whole issue of the Slytherin Quidditch team's new brooms particularly galling.

Spells and Potions:

Links and Resources:

Memorable lines:

  • "Oh, come on," said Ron, snatching [the note of permission] from [Hermione's] grasp and thrusting it at Madam Pince. "We'll get you another autograph. Lockhart'll sign anything if it stands still long enough."

Strictly British:



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