'I've said all along that wizards would pay for how they treat
Notes by Michele L. Worley
Page editor Belinda Hobbs
U.S. hardcover edition: pages 176 - 200
U.K. hardcover edition: pages 146 - 165
Timeframe: 2 August,
In which Harry explores more of
Grimmauld Place, finding a letter
from his mother in Sirius' room, then
discovering that Sirius' brother
Regulus was the mysterious R.A.B.
Hermione remembers seeing the
locket two summers before,
Kreacher reveals that while he
took the locket, it was then taken from him by
Mundungus Fletcher, and explains how it
came into Regulus' possession.
Harry then asks
Kreacher to find
Mundungus and bring him to
Grimmauld Place, and wins
Kreacher's loyalty by giving him
the false locket for his own.
Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:
To Sirius' right stood Pettigrew
nicked loads of things
back from us
and I order you to answer it truthfully
"Did you steal it back?"
There was a moment's silence, during which
straightened up to look Harry full
in the face. Then he said, "Yes."
"Mundungus Fletcher stole it all"
And one day, a year after he had joined
Voldemort needed an elf?
"Of course, Voldemort
would have considered the ways of
house-elves far beneath his
notice, just like all the purebloods who treat them like animals...It would
never have occurred to him that they might have magic he didn't."
And he drank - all the potion -
Kreacher failed to
obey orders, Kreacher
could not destroy the locket!
Characters introduced in this chapter:
Characters returning in this chapter:
Characters mentioned in this chapter:
Black, Phineas Nigellus
Black, Regulus Arcturus (R.A.B.)
Black, Sirius ("Padfoot")
Lestrange, Bellatrix Black ("Miss Bella")
Malfoy, Narcissa Black ("Miss Cissy")
Pettigrew, Peter ("Wormy")
Potter, Lily Evans
(as the Dark Lord, Voldemort)
(surname unknown) Muriel
(name unknown) the Potters' cat
Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:
Settings and locations mentioned in this chapter:
Exceptional character moments:
Regulus' bedroom, particularly
when contrasted with Sirius'.
Sirius' bedroom, Muggle posters
of motorcycles and bikini-clad girls having been put up with
Permanent Sticking Charms alongside the Gryffindor banners.
Hermione's analysis of
Links and Resources:
Hogwarts Quidditch teams,
particularly Slytherin; Seeker)
house-elf magic (Apparition, Disapparition)
items and devices
Order of the Phoenix
The day after the previous chapter, so it is 2 August.