Chapter 14 - "Cornelius Fudge" - In which HRH decide not to confront Hagrid, as time passes and there are no more attacks. Second-year students choose their courses for the next year, Quidditch practice becomes more frequent, Harry returns to his dormitory to find his belongings ransacked and the diary gone. Harry hears the voice again, Hermione runs to the library, and Gryffindor's match with Hufflepuff is cancelled when Hermione and another girl are attacked. Harry and Ron visit Hagrid and overhear a conversation between Dumbledore, Fudge, Hagrid, and Lucius Malfoy. Hagrid is taken away and Dumbledore suspended as the Ministry tries to stop the attacks.
Valentine's Day and a Conversation With Tom Riddle
Harry falls into [Riddle's diary] and watches as Riddle asks [Headmaster Dippet] if he can stay at Hogwarts for the summer and then avoids [Dumbledore]'s questions in the hall. Then Riddle confronts a much younger Hagrid about the monster that, Riddle says, is responsible for the attacks, and Harry falls out of the memory thinking Hagrid opened the Chamber of Secrets.
Time passes with no more attacks, and the school gradually calms down. Peeves gives up his song about Harry, [Ernie] starts talking to Harry again, and Professor Sprout announces that the [Mandrakes] are well on their way to maturity.
A Cancelled Quidditch Match and a Double Attack
Just before the [Quidditch] match can begin, Professor McGonagall rushes onto the field to announce that it has been cancelled. She sends the students to their [dormitories] and takes Harry and Ron with her, rushing back toward the castle.