Harry sends a letter to Sirius, he encounters Cho Chang and she calls him brave, and the Gryffindor team’s first practice is less than spectacular. Percy sends Ron a letter warning him against continuing his friendship with Harry, and Sirius communicates with Harry through the common room fire.
Calendar and Dates
The chapter takes place over the course of the first weekend of fall term. Since classes began on Monday, 2 September, these two days must be Saturday and Sunday, 7-8 September.
Interesting facts and notes
Still to come.
Exceptional character moments
Still to come.
Harry looked up at Ron. "Well," he said, trying to sound as though he found the whole thing a joke, "if you want to - er - what is it?" (He checked Percy's letter.) "Oh yeah - 'sever ties' with me, I swear I won't get violent."
"That's exactly what [Fudge] thinks you're doing," said Sirius, "or rather, that's exactly what he's afraid Dumbledore's doing - forming his own private army, with which he will be able to take on the Ministry of Magic." There was a pause at this, then Ron said, "That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard, including all the stuff that Luna Lovegood comes out with."
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