Beauxbatons and Durmstrang
Synopsis by William Silvester
Notes and links by Michele L. Worley
US hardcover edition: pages 228 - 247
UK paperback edition: pages 251 - 272
Friday 6 September -
Friday 30 October,
In which Harry sends an owl to Sirius telling him everything is fine. In DADA,
Moody puts the Imperius Curse on everyone and only Harry can resist it,
school work piles up, Hogwarts spruces up for the visitors, Hermione continues
her elf rights campaign, a message via Hedwig announces that Sirius is back in
the country, and the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students arrive by
flying carriage and submerged ship respectively.
Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:
This chapter introduces the students from Beauxbatons and Durmstrang,
as well as the heads of the two schools.
Early next morning...
...Harry woke with a plan fully formed in his mind, as though his
sleeping brain had been working on it all night.
He then climbed out of the portrait hole, up through the silent castle (held up only
briefly by Peeves, who tried to overturn a large vase on him halfway along the
...finally arriving at the Owlery, which was situated at the top of West Tower.
The Owlery was a circular stone room, rather cold and draughty, because none of the
windows had glass in them.
Hundreds upon hundreds of owls of every breed imaginable were nestled here
on perches that rose right up to the top of the tower...
Characters introduced in this chapter:
(unnamed) the other Beauxbatons students (eleven?)
(unnamed) the other Durmstrang students (eleven?)
(unnamed) Slytherin fifth-year
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:
Links and Resources:
"Talk about paranoid..." Ron glanced nervously over his shoulder to
check that Moody was definitely out of earshot, and went on, "No wonder
they were glad to get shot of him at the Ministry, did you hear him telling
Seamus what he did to that witch who shouted "boo" behind him on
April Fools' Day?"
The action of this chapter begins the morning after the first
DADA lesson of term, and ends before supper on the night that
the Beauxbatons and Durmstrang students arrive (which is given
in the chapter).