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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Chapter Sixteen:
Professor Trelawney's Prediction

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Synopsis by William Silvester
Notes and links by Michele L. Worley

US hardcover edition: pages 314-331
UK paperback edition: pages339 - 357
Timeframe: xx May - 6 June 1994 [Y14]

In which OWLs and NEWTs are coming up and everyone is studying, exam week arrives, Buckbeak's appeal is scheduled, Professor Trelawney unknowingly predicts the return of the Dark Lord, HRH use the invisibility cloak to visit Hagrid, try to comfort him, Hermione finds Scabbers in a milk jug, men come to execute Buckbeak, HRH go out the back door under the cloak and Scabbers goes berserk.

Professor Trelawney's Prediction PA16, by Mary GrandPré

Interesting facts and notes about the text of this chapter:

...still looking everywhere for her Arithmancy book.

Consequently, Numerology and Grammatica was a third-year textbook in this subject.

Characters introduced in this chapter:

Characters returning in this chapter:

Characters mentioned in this chapter:

Settings and locations introduced or returning in this chapter:

Settings and locations mentioned in this chapter:

Exceptional character moments:

  • none yet

Spells and Potions:

Links and Resources:

Memorable lines:

  • 'Has either of you seen my copy of Numerology and Grammatica?'
    'Oh, yeah, I borrowed it for a bit of bedtime reading,' said Ron, but very quietly.

  • Hagrid was not crying, nor did he throw himself upon their necks. He looked like a man who did not know where he was or what to do. This helplessness was worse to watch than tears.

Strictly British:

Timelines/Calendar:

This chapter begins just after the previous previous chapter, briefly sketching the events of the end of May, before arriving at the main scenes that take place on the last day of final exams, the day of Buckbeak's appeal. Since the decree of execution gives the date, we know that the chapter ends on the sixth of June.

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