"I've said all along that wizards would pay for how they treat house-elves."
-- Hermione Granger
Harry explores more of Grimmauld Place, finding a letter from his mother in Sirius Black’s bedroom, then discovering that Sirius’ brother Regulus was the mysterious R.A.B. of the false locket. Hermione remembers seeing the real locket two summers before. Harry calls Kreacher the house-elf, and Kreacher reveals that while he took the locket, it was then stolen from him by Mundungus Fletcher. He explains how it came into Regulus’ possession. Harry then asks Kreacher to find Mundungus and bring him to Grimmauld Place, and wins Kreacher’s loyalty by giving him the false locket for his own.
Calendar and Dates
The day after the previous chapter, so it is 2 August.
Interesting facts and notes
Kreacher nicked loads of things back from us
Voldemort needed an elf?
"Of course, Voldemort would have considered the ways of house-elves far beneath his notice, just like all the purebloods who treat them like animals...It would never have occurred to him that they might have magic he didn't."
That sounds like Lord Voldemort, all right.
And he drank - all the potion -
Exceptional character moments
Hermione's analysis of Kreacher.
Regulus's change of allegiance because of the way Voldemort treated Kreacher.
Kreacher's devotion to Regulus.
"What's up? If it's a massive spider, I want breakfast before I -"
It was a pompous little sign, the sort of thing that Percy Weasley might have stuck on his bedroom door
"Ron! I've found him!" Ron's annoyed voice echoed distantly from several floors below. "Good! Tell him from me he's a git!"
Words and phrases
From the Web
Writing by J K Rowling on WizardingWorld (Pottermore): Inferi
- Magic and Elves - Part 2: The Hidden Potential
- MuggleCast Episode 128: Questionable Questions (Chapter 10 of Deathly Hallows)
- The Living Dead: Why Regulus Black Faked his Death
- Sirius vs. Regulus: Who was Really the Better Black?
Harry Potter Wiki:
DwellingOnDreams blog: Severus and Regulus and Their Paths to Redemption
WizardingWorld (Pottermore) features: