"A boa constrictor told you it had never seen Brazil?"
--Ron Weasley (CS11)
Back in Gryffindor Tower after the Duelling Club, Ron and Hermione explain to Harry why everyone was so scared and upset when he told the snake not to attack Justin. The idea that he could be a descendent of famous Parselmouth Salazar Slytherin worries Harry and keeps him awake for much of the night. He thinks anxiously about how the Sorting Hat wanted to put him in Slytherin (CS11).