Rita Skeeter's Scoop
Synopsis by William Silvester
Notes and links by Michele L. Worley
U.S. hardcover edition: pages 433 - 457
U.K. hardcover edition: pages 377 - 397
U.K. paperback edition: pages 473 - 498
Saturday xx January,
In which past arguments are forgotten, and
Hagrid is replaced as
Care of Magical Creatures
teacher when Rita Skeeter writes a
defamatory article about him. HRH try but fail to visit him. HRH encounter
Harry rejects his offer of help
with the Tournament.
Rita arrives and is verbally
assaulted by Harry and
Hermione, who then go to
finding Dumbledore there.
Together they persuade Hagrid to
return to work.
Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:
Here we see more serious effects of
Rita's unethical conduct, though
not yet to the depths to which the
Daily Prophet will
begin to sink six months from now, after
Rita is silenced.
There was a Hogsmeade
visit halfway through January.
He still had five weeks to work out that egg clue, after all...
Characters introduced in this chapter:
Characters returning in this chapter:
Characters mentioned in this chapter:
Hagrid (Rubeus' father)
Moody, Alastor "Mad-Eye"
(as He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, You-Know-Who)
(name unknown) Bertha Jorkins' aunt
(name unknown) Bertha Jorkins' cousin
Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:
Settings and locations mentioned in this chapter:
Exceptional character moments:
Links and Resources:
"Hagrid, look what I've got
for relatives!" Harry said
furiously. "Look at the
"An excellent point," said
Professor Dumbledore. "My
own brother, Aberforth, was
prosecuted for practicing inappropriate charms on a goat. It was all over the
papers, but did Aberforth hide?
No, he did not! He held his head high and went about his business as usual!
Of course, I'm not entirely sure he can read, so that may not have been