arrangement of tables and the door to
the antechamber in the Great Hall:
"Harry, Ron, and Hermione walked past the Slytherins, the Ravenclaws,
and the Hufflepuffs, and sat down with the rest of the Gryffindors
at the far side of the Hall..."
"Harry saw Viktor Krum rise from the Slytherin table and slouch up
toward Dumbledore; he turned right, walked along the staff table,
and disappeared through the door into the next chamber."
"Harry got to his feet, trod on the hem of his robes, and stumbled
slightly. He set off up the gap between the Gryffindor and
note: in PS7,
the table positions differ slightly. When Harry stands in front
of the High Table, facing the students, he sees the Hufflepuff
table on the right, Ravenclaw as second from the left, and
Gryffindor on the far left. That makes the order in
(starting from the doors): Hufflepuff, Slytherin, Ravenclaw,
and Gryffindor. Apparently they changed places by
details of the Entrance Hall:
"Hermione seized Harry's arm and dragged him across the
[Entrance] hall to the door of a broom closet..."
"Harry could hear the drone of hundreds
of voices from the doorway to the right...but Professor McGonagall showed
the first years into a small, empty chamber off the hall."
(the Great Hall is on the right when you come in the front doors)
"Feeling oddly as though his legs had
turned to lead, Harry got into line behind a boy with sandy hair, with
Ron behind him, and they walked out of the chamber, back across the hall,
and through a pair of double doors into the Great Hall."
(the antechamber is across the hall from the doors to the Great Hall)
"When they spotted Crabbe and Goyle coming out of the Great Hall,
Harry and Ron hid quickly behind a suit of armor next to the front door."
"By far the hardest part was hiding them in the
[broom] closet across the hall."
"Instead of going up the marble staircase,
Cedric headed for a door to its right. Harry stood listening to him going
down the stone steps beyond it, then slowly he started to climb the marble
(to the Hufflepuff common room)
"She turned left at the bottom of the staircase and hurried toward the
door through which Cedric Diggory had gone...He and Ron followed
Hermione down a flight of stone steps..."
(to the kitchens)
the location of the staff room
windows in the Great Hall, near the front door:
"'I think the feast's already started,'
said Ron, dropping his trunk at the foot of the front steps and crossing
quietly to look through a brightly lit window...Harry hurried over and,
together, he and Ron peered in at the Great Hall."