"C'mon, Fang, we're going for a walk."
-- Harry Potter
Tension mounts in Hogwarts as everyone fears another attack – except Draco Malfoy, who is enjoying the situation. Acting on Hagrid’s hint about following spiders, Harry and Ron go into the Forbidden Forest, find the Ford Anglia, are captured by acromantulas, learn more about the Chamber of Secrets, and are rescued by the car.
Calendar and Dates
The date on which the boys enter the Forest can be worked out from the next chapter, since the exact date of the following day is given.
Exceptional character moments
Draco Malfoy, gloating that his father "got rid of Dumbledore" - with no idea that he himself will one day be unable to bring himself to "get rid of" Dumbledore.
Draco Malfoy, sucking up to Snape.
Seamus, pretending to throw up after listening to Malfoy fawning on Snape.
Ron, prepared to kill Draco with his bare hands after Draco says what a pity it was that Hermione wasn't the first victim to be killed.
Ernie, who has the grace and the guts to publicly apologize to Harry for suspecting him.
Ron gave a loud snort. Evidently, hatching Aragog out in a cupboard wasn't his idea of being innocent.