The Only One He Ever Feared
Synopsis by Maureen Knight
Notes and links by Steve Vander Ark and Michele L. Worley
U.S. hardcover edition: pages 807 - 819
U.K. hardcover edition: pages aaa - bbb
U.K. paperback edition: pages aaa - bbb
In which Harry pursues Bellatrix and learns he is incapable of an Unforgivable
Curse; Voldemort shows up; Dumbledore saves Harry from the Killing Curse;
Fudge and other Ministry members witness Voldemort's return; and Dumbledore
reinstates himself as Headmaster.
Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:
Still to come....
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Characters returning in this chapter:
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Exceptional character moments:
(unnamed) curse Bellatrix shoots at Harry, knocking over the brain tank
(unnamed) Spells Dumbledore uses to animate the Fountain of Magical Brethren
(unnamed) Spell Dumbledore uses to move about the room "in a whirling of cloak"
(unnamed) Spell Dumbledore casts that Voldemort must conjure a shield to block
(unnamed) Spell Voldemort uses to conjure a shield
(unnamed) Flame Dumbledore conjures that wraps around Voldemort
(unnamed) Spell Voldemort uses to turn flame into a snake
(unnamed) Spell Dumbledore uses to vanish snake
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Hatred rose in Harry such as he had never known before.
He flung himself out from behind the fountain and bellowed
"Indeed, your failure to understand that there are things
much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness."
[Dumbledore, to Voldemort]
"Cornelius, I am ready to fight your men - and win again!"
said Dumbledore in a thunderous voice. "But a few minutes ago you
saw proof, with your own eyes, that I have been telling you the truth
for a year. Lord Voldemort has returned, you have been chasing
the wrong man for twelve months, and it is time you listened to sense!"
The entire chapter takes place on the night of Thursday, the final day of
and past midnight into early Friday morning.