The Lost Prophecy
Synopsis by Maureen Knight
Notes and links by Michele L. Worley
U.S. hardcover edition: pages 820 - 844
U.K. hardcover edition: pages aaa - bbb
U.K. paperback edition: pages 901 - 928
Timeframe: Friday, 19 June,
In which Harry has his final
outburst in anguish over Sirius'
death, and Dumbledore tells him
everything - about why he must return to
the Dursleys every year, about the
prophecy, about how Voldemort
marked him as his equal, about how it could as easily have been
Neville, and about how either
Voldemort must die.
Dumbledore also admits to
allowing his emotions to blur his judgement with
Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:
This chapter answered some long-standing questions, but introduced other
questions to keep matters in balance.
"I hope this means," said the corpulent, red-nosed wizard who hung
on the wall behind the Headmaster's desk, "that
Dumbledore will soon be
back among us?"
Several of the pictures let out yells of anger and fright, and the portrait of
Armando Dippet said,
Characters introduced in this chapter:
Characters returning in this chapter:
Characters mentioned in this chapter:
Lestrange, Bellatrix Black
Malfoy, Narcissa Black
Moody, Alastor "Mad-Eye"
Potter, Lily Evans
Riddle, Tom Marvolo
(as Lord Voldemort)
Umbridge, Dolores Jane
Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:
Settings and locations mentioned in this chapter:
Exceptional character moments:
Links and Resources:
"You will," said
"Because you are not nearly as angry with me as you ought to be. If you
are to attack me, as I know you are close to doing, I would like to have
thoroughly earned it."
The entire chapter takes place early Friday morning (we know this because
Harry sees the sun rising), the
day after the final day of