Synopsis: William Silvester
Notes and links: Steve Vander Ark and Michele L. Worley
US hardcover edition: pages 162 - 182
UK hardcover edition: pages 122 - 136
31 October - 6 November,
are gathered in the Great Hall for the night, Quidditch practice continues,
DADA is taken over by Snape when Lupin falls ill, Peeves wakes Harry, Quidditch
match between Gryffindor and Hufflepuff in a thunderstorm, Harry sees the
Grim and Dementors on the pitch and passes out to awaken in hospital having
lost the game.
Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:
The chapter title is a nice play on words, referring both to the fact
that the defeat was grim and that it was marked by the presence of a
Characters introduced in this chapter
(unnamed) a Ravenclaw student
(unnamed) a Hufflepuff fifth-year student
(unnamed) at least 100 Dementors
Characters returning in this chapter:
Settings and locations:
Exceptional character moments:
All the students spending the night in the Great Hall and sleeping in purple
sleeping bags because of the reports of seeing Sirius Black inside Hogwarts
A portrait of Sir Cadogan temporarily replacing the portrait of the Fat Lady.
Harry telling Professor McGonagall that he knows that Sirius Black is coming
The Gryffindor and Slytherin Quidditch match changing to Gryffindor versus
Hufflepuff due to Malfory's injured arm.
Due to an illness Professor Snape teaching Professor Lupin's class and
assigning the students a two rolls of parchment assignment on ways to recognize
and kill werewolves.
Snape giving Ron a detention of scrubbing the bedpans in the hospital wing
The Gryffindor/Hufflepuff Quidditch match played during a severe,
During a time-out of the Quidditch match, Hermione putting the Impervius
spell on Harry's glasses causing them to repel rain.
Harry suddenly seeing an enormous shaggy black dog imprinted against the
sky in the topmost empty rows of seats during the Quidditch match.
After seeing at least a hundred dementors Harry, hearing voices in his
head, falling off his broom and hitting the ground.
Waking in the hospital wing, Harry discovering that he had lost his first
Harry learning that after he fell off his Nimbus 2000, it flew into the
Whomping Willow and was destroyed.
Dumbledore's spells that move tables
to the edge of the Great Hall and cover the floor with 100's of squashy
purple sleeping bags
Dumbledore's spell that put out candles in the Great Hall - (Nox?)
Dumbledore's spell to save Harry falling from his broom
Dumbledore's spell that "magicked" Harry
on to a stretcher and floated him to the hospital wing
Links and Resources:
"It seems - almost impossible - that Black could have entered the
school without inside help. I did express my concerns when you appointed
--" Professor Snape to Professor Dumbledore
"I do not believe a single person inside this castle would have helped
Black enter it." Professor Dumbledore
"...I'm afraid no dementor will cross the threshold of this castle while
I am headmaster." Professor Dumbledore
"I know he's after me. I heard Ron's dad telling his mum."
Harry to Professor McGonagall regarding Sirius Black
"He's that tall, good-looking one isn't he." Angelina Johnson
referring to Cedric Diggory
"Oliver, calm down! We're taking Hufflepuff very seriously. Seriously.
"Why couldn't Black have hidden in Snape's office, eh? He could have
finished him off for us!" Ron
"You know, I reckon Ron was right about you. Leave Scabbers alone."
Harry to Crookshanks
"Well, you know the Whomping Willow. It -- it doesn't like being
hit." Ron regarding Harry's Nimbus 2000
Calendar of the chapter
Still to come. . .