"It had ter happen. Well, now it has, an' we'll jus' have
ter get on with it."
Synopsis by William Silvester
Notes and links by Michele L. Worley
U.S. hardcover edition: pages 716 - 734
U.K. hardcover edition: pages 621 - 636
U.K. paperback edition: pages 776 - 796
Friday 25 June - xx July,
In which the school returns to normal, HRH visit Hagrid, and the
Leaving Feast takes place, at which Dumbledore tells the students
of Cedric's death and warns them about Voldemort's return.
Goodbyes are said, and on the train home, Hermione reveals the
captured Skeeter (a beetle) in a jar. Malfoy and his cronies
arrive to taunt HRH but are blasted by hexes. Harry gives his
winnings to Fred and George to start a joke shop.
Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:
The chapter title should not be confused with that of
OP38 "The Second War Begins".
"Turns out he's in big trouble with the goblins. Borrowed loads of gold
Characters introduced in this chapter:
Characters returning in this chapter:
Maxime, Madame Olympe
Moody, Alastor "Mad-Eye"
Characters mentioned in this chapter:
Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:
Settings and locations mentioned in this chapter:
Exceptional character moments:
Harry, offering his
Triwizard winnings to the Diggorys, saying that it should've
The Diggorys' gratitude toward Harry for bringing back Cedric's body,
and their refusal to take the Triwizard prize money. Not surprising,
since for them it would be blood money.
Harry, who would rather have
a few laughs than a thousand Galleons of blood money.
portrait of a compulsive gambler.
Links and Resources:
The action of the chapter begins the morning after the third task -
that is, the day after the action of the preceding chapter.