Chapter 6 - "Talons and Tea Leaves" - In which students begin the new year of classes, Hermione is taking a very full course load and in Divination, Professor Trelawney predicts Harry's death. Hagrid introduces hippogriffs at his first class, Buckbeak is insulted, Malfoy is injured, and HRH go to console Hagrid.
At breakfast, [Malfoy] continues to mock [Harry], and the students get their new course schedules - including [Hermione], who is taking multiple courses simultaneously.
The Grim in the Teacup
Rushing off to the [North Tower] for [Divination], [Harry], [Ron], and [Hermione] get completely lost. However, they run into [Sir Cadogan], a loony portrait who guides them to the right place.
[Harry], [Ron], and [Hermione] climb the ladder into the [Divination] classroom, and get an extraordinary introduction to the class from [Professor Trelawney]. After several slightly eerie predictions, she sets the class to work reading tea leaves.
The [Divination] class sets out to try to read tea leaves, mostly without much success. Soon, though, [Professor Trelawney] takes [Harry]'s cup - and promptly predicts his demise before dismissing the class.
[Harry], upset over [Professor Trelawney]'s prediction of his death, heads to [Transfiguration]. There [Professor McGonagall] tells him that Professor Trelawney predicts the death of one student every year, with no success.
At lunch [Harry] discusses the [Grim] and admits that he's seen a big dog, terrifying [Ron] and drawing annoyance from [Hermione]. Finally, when [Ron] accuses her of not having the right aura, Hermione storms off.
Hagrid Teaches His Very First Care of Magical Creatures Lesson
[Harry], [Ron], and [Hermione] make their way down to their first [Care of Magical Creatures] class. There, [Hagrid] tells the class how to open [The Monster Book of Monsters], despite snide remarks from [Malfoy], and brings out a group of [Hippogriffs] to introduce them to the class.
[Harry] volunteers to go first with a [Hippogriff], named [Buckbeak]. He carefully bows, then moves closer, and finally pets him - when [Hagrid] promptly has Harry climb on him and ride him around the paddock, returning to cheers from his classmates.
With [Harry] done for now, the rest of the [Care of Magical Creatures] class approaches the [Hippogriffs] - until [Malfoy] insults [Buckbeak], prompting an attack, and [Hagrid] dismisses the class.