Following Cedric’s hint, Harry takes his golden egg with him to the Prefects’ bathroom and – with some nudging from Moaning Myrtle – figures out that he can make out the words to a cryptic merpeople song about the second task and the Hogwarts lake when he listens to the egg underwater (GF25).
The action of this chapter takes place on the Thursday after the Hogsmeade visit of the previous chapter.
Harry figures out the egg’s clue
Date January 21st, 1995
Location in Canon GF25: The Egg and the Eye
Type of Event Wizarding world
The careful detail of the sumptuous aspects of the bathroom, Harry's actions in trying to attain new knowledge, and Myrtle's unexpected presence all make this episode have a strange resonance with John Keats's poem The Eve of St. Agnes. -BB
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