Chapter summary: William Silvester
Notes and links: Steve Vander Ark and Michele L. Worley
US hardcover edition: pages 69 - 95
UK hardcover edition: pages 56 - 74
Timeframe: 1 September,
In which the students leave the Leaky Cauldron
for Hogwarts, board the train, discuss Hogsmeade and a sleeping
Professor Remus Lupin prevents a fight with Malfoy. The train is boarded
by Dementors, Harry passes out, McGonagall wants a word with Harry and
Hermione and Hagrid is the new Care of Magical Creatures teacher.
Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:
Characters introduced in this chapter
Characters returning in this chapter
Characters mentioned in this chapter
Settings and locations:
Exceptional character moments:
Mr. Weasley advising Harry not to go searching for
Harry's Pocket Sneakoscope glowing on the Hogwarts
The Hogwarts Express being stopped and searched by
Harry fainting from contact with a dementor.
Professor Lupin defending Harry, Ron, Hermione, and
Neville from a Dementor on the train.
Malfoy discovering that Harry fainted from contact
with the Dementor on the Hogwarts Express.
Arriving at Hogwarts and Harry's being examined by
McGonagall and Pomfrey.
Dumbledore announcing to the students that the dementors
of Azkaban will be guarding the grounds at Hogwarts this year.
Dumbledore announcing the two new professors during
the opening feast: Professor Lupin the new Defense Against the Dark
Arts teacher and Hagrid the new Care of Magical Creatures Teacher.
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"Harry, swear to me you won't go looking for Black."
"Why would I go looking for someone I know wants to kill me?"
"I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me."
"Do you know much about Hogsmeade? I've read
it's the only entirely non-Muggle settlement in Britain--" Hermione
"But Hogsmeade's a very interesting place, isn't it?
In Sites of Historical Sorcery it says the inn was the headquarters
for the 1612 goblin rebellion , and the Shrieking Shack's supposed to be
the most severely haunted building in Britain--" Hermione
To Harry: "I thought you were having a fit
or something, you went sort of rigid and fell out of your seat and started
"I felt weird, like I'd never be cheerful again..." Ron
"As you will all be aware after the search of the
Hogwarts Express, our school is presently playing host to some of the dementors
of Azakban, who are here on Ministry of Magic business. They are
stationed at every entrance to the grounds, and while they are with us,
I must make it plain that nobody is to leave school without permission.
Dementors are not to be fooled by tricks or disguises -- or even Invisibility
Cloaks. It is not in the nature of a dementor to understand pleading
or excuses. I therefore warn each and every one of you to give them
no reason to harm you. I look to the prefects, and our new Head Boy
and Girl to make sure that no student runs afoul of the dementors."
"The new password's 'Fortuna Major'!" Percy
Calendar of the chapter
The action of this chapter takes place on the first day back at school,