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Justin Finch-Fletchley and Nearly Headless Nick are petrified by the Basilisk

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"Of course, Justin's been waiting for something like this to happen ever since he let slip to Potter he was Muggle-born."
--Ernie Macmillan (CS11)

"ATTACK! ATTACK! ANOTHER ATTACK! NO MORTAL OR GHOST IS SAFE! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! ATTAAAACK!"
--Peeves the Poltergeist (CS11)

While searching for Justin so he can explain his actions of the previous night’s dueling club Harry overhears a group of Hufflepuffs gossiping about him. He confronts them, but leaves abruptly in fury, causing him to blunder through the castle unfocused.  Hurrying through a dark corridor Harry trips over a petrified Justin and discovers the oddity that is a petrified ghost.  Before Harry can decide to run or raise the alarm Peeves shouts the news causing the corridors to fill with students and staff who see Harry standing at the scene of the crime which creates a commotion.  McGonagall restores order, then leads a protesting Harry to the headmaster’s office.

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