"You're going to have an interesting year."
- Bill Weasley
Mad-Eye Moody jinxes dustbins, Mr. Weasley hustles off to sort out the mess, Mrs. Weasley takes the children to King’s Cross station via Muggle taxis, and HRH meet old friends and enemies on the train.
Calendar and Dates
The chapter begins as Harry wakes on the day of his return to Hogwarts on the Hogwarts Express - that is, the first of September.
Interesting facts and notes
This chapter reintroduces the various supporting players as the students pass the time on board the Hogwarts Express, as well as supplying a little background information on the other wizarding schools.
"He knows the Headmaster, you see."
We will be meeting Igor Karkaroff, the Headmaster of Durmstrang Institute, nearly two months from now. Only much, much later will we find out exactly how he and Lucius Malfoy know each other...
Exceptional character moments
Draco Malfoy, mocking Ron for the state of his second-hand dress robes and for his lack of inside information from the Ministry of Magic.
"Ah, think of the possibilities," said Ron dreamily. "It would've been so easy to push Malfoy off a glacier and make it look like an accident...shame his mother likes him..."