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Caretaker Rancourous Carp tries unsuccessfully to rid Hogwarts of Peeves

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Hogwarts caretaker Rancourous Carp baits a trap for Peeves with various weapons he might enjoy, hoping to lure him and then drop a large bell jar over him (Pm). But Peeves breaks the jar and escapes “armed with several cutlasses, crossbows, a blunderbuss and a miniature cannon,” which causes the castle to be evacuated. Rancorous Carp is so traumatized by the failure of his plan, he takes early retirement and leaves the school.

Peeves won this battle because he wouldn’t surrender until Headmistress Eupraxia Mole promised him several things (Pm):

  • He could swim in the boys first floor toilets once a week
  • He could have stale bread from the kitchens for throwing
  • He could have a new hat made by Madame Bonhabille of Paris
Rancourous Carp tries unsuccessfully to get rid of Peeves
Date 1876
Certainty Stated in canon
Location in Canon Pm
Type of Event Wizarding world


Tags: chaos failure mischief plans promise