Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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My reading notes

July 27, 2009

Chapter 1 – Dudley Demented

Junior Heavyweight Inter-School Boxing Champion of the Southeast – Uncle Vernon told anyone who would listen that Dudley has recently become this.

St. Brutus Secure Centre for Incurably Criminal Boys – This is the school where the Dursleys tell the neighbourhood children Harry attends.

Big D – this is what Dudley’s friends call him.

Ickle Diddykins, Popkin, or Dinky Diddydums – what Dudley’s mum calls him.

Although Dudley was still as huge as ever, Harry’s not afraid of him anymore. He was even taunting him. Dudley has reason to be scared of Harry because he knew he’s got a wand and might use it on him even if it means expulsion from school.

When Harry and Dudley were attacked by the Dementors, Harry used the Patronus Charm. Mundungus Fletcher was on duty that night to keep an eye on Harry but he was nowhere around.

Chapter 2 – A Peck of Owls

Mrs. Arabella Figg – a batty cat-loving neighbour who used to baby sit Harry. She is a Squib and was asked by Dumbledore to keep an eye on Harry. She saw when the Dementors attacked Harry and Dudley.

Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery – prohibits underage witches and wizards in using magic in the presence of a Muggle.

Chapter 3 – The Advance Guard

Nymphadora Tonks – had a pale heart-shaped face, dark twinkling eyes and short spiky hair that was a violent shade of violet. She prefers to be known by her surname only.

Remus Lupin – though still quite young, looked tired and rather ill. He had more grey hairs than when Harry had last said goodbye to him and his robes were more patched and shabbier than ever.

Mad Eye Alastor Moody – had long grizzled grey hair and a large chunk missing from his nose. He had mismatched eyes – one eye was small, dark and beady, the other, large, round and electric blue – the magical eye that could see through walls, doors and the back of Moody’s own head.

Kingsley Shacklebolt – a tall, bald, black wizard. He had a deep low voice. He wore a single gold hoop in his ear.

Elphias Doge – a wheezy-voiced, silver haired wizard.

Dedalus Diggle – an excitable wizard Harry had not met before. He had a violet-coloured top hat.

Emmeline Vance – a stately-looking witch in an emerald green shawl.

Sturgis Podmore – a square-jawed wizard with thick straw-coloured hair.

Hestia Jones – a pink-cheeked, black-haired witch.

Tonks’ dad is Muggle-born and he’s a right old slob.

Tonks is a Metamorphmagus. It means she can change her appearance at will. She made her hair turn bubblegum pink when she was up in Harry’s room helping him pack. She was born one. And she’s also an Auror. (page 51)

Auror – a Dark-wizard catcher. It is the only career Harry had ever considered after Hogwarts.

Scourgify – the spell Tonks used to clean Hedwig’s cage.

Locomotor – the spell Tonks used to make Harry’s trunk rise a few inches into the air and hover across the room and out of the door.

Firebolt – Harry’s broomstick that Sirius gave to him as a gift.

Comet Two Sixty – Tonks’ broomstick.

Disillusionment Charm – makes one a human chameleon.

Put-Outer – Moody borrowed it from Dumbledore. He used it to extinguish the lights from the lamps at Grimmauld Place when they arrived there. In Book 7, the Put-Outer is referred to as the Deluminator.

Chapter 4 – Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place

Number Twelve Grimmauld Place, London – the Headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix.

Harry was mad at Ron and Hermione for not letting him know what was happening, not writing him, not letting him know that he was being followed. But Dumbledore made them promise not to give him any news. Dumbledore thought it was best.

Order of the Phoenix – a secret society Dumbledore founded. It’s the people who fought against You-Know-Who last time.

Extendable Ears – attached to a piece of very long, flesh-coloured string. Fred and George invented them so they could hear the meetings of the Order of the Phoenix through the kitchen door. But Mrs. Weasley put an Imperturbable Charm on the door when she found out.

Bill Weasley – applied for the desk job so he could come home from Egypt and work for the Order. He’s been giving Fleur private English lessons.

Fleur Delacour – got a job at Gringotts to “eemprove ‘er Eeenglish.”

Charlie Weasley – is in the Order too. But he’s still in Romania trying to make contacts with foreign wizards.

Percy Weasley – got promoted to Junior Assistant to the Minister (of Magic). He had a row with his Dad because Mr. Weasley thinks that Fudge (the Minister) only wants Percy in his office so he could use him to spy on the family and Dumbledore.

Kreacher – the house-elf who lives at the headquarters. Ron thinks he’s a nutter because his life’s ambition is to have his head cut off and stuck up on a plaque just like his mother.

Sirius Black’s mum – the old woman in the life-size portrait. She had a black cap, was drooling, her eyes were rolling, the yellowing skin of her face stretched taut as she screamed. She put a Permanent Sticking Charm on the back of the canvas so the guests couldn’t close the curtains over the portrait.

Chapter 5 – The Order of the Phoenix

The Headquarters was Sirius’ parents’ house. Sirius is the last Black left so it’s his now and offered it to Dumbledore for headquarters.

Mr. Weasley – a thin, balding red-haired man who wore horn-rimmed glasses.

Bill Weasley – still wore his long hair in a pony tail.

Evanesco – the spell Bill used that made the scrolls of parchment vanish.

Mundungus – had matted ginger hair, wore what Harry thought was a pile of rags.

Sirius told Harry that he’d been stuck in the house for a month because the Ministry of Magic’s still after him and Voldemort would know all about him being an Animagus. Wormtail would have told him, so a disguise is useless.

Mundungus pointed out to Sirius an empty solid silver goblet. Finest 15th century goblin-wrought silver, embossed with e Black family crest that have come off. (Mundungus stole this goblet in book six)

No one’s live in the Black house for ten years since Sirius’ mum died and they’ve been trying to clean it, make it fit for human habitation.

Tonks was transforming her nose at dinner to entertain Hermione and Ginny.

Millicent Bagnold – the Minister of Magic before Fudge came to power.

The Members of the Order decided to tell Harry what he needed to know: Voldemort has stopped killing people because he doesn’t want to draw attention to himself. Harry messed up Voldemort’s comeback because he wasn’t supposed to survive. And the very last person he wanted alerted to his return was Dumbledore, but Harry made sure Dumbledore knew. Dumbledore was the only one Voldemort was ever scared of. Dumbledore was able to recall the Order of the Phoenix about an hour after Voldemort returned. The Order is working as hard as they can to make sure Voldemort can’t carry out his plans. Dumbledore thinks he wants to build up his army again. The Order is trying to stop Voldemort from getting more followers by trying to convince as many people as possible that Voldemort has returned and put them on their guard. (page 87)

Chapter 6 – The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black

Doxy – shiny beetle-like wings whirring, tiny needle-sharp teeth bared, its fairy-like body covered with thick black hair and its four tiny fists clenched with fury.

Skiving Snackboxes – range of sweets to make you ill, not seriously ill, just ill enough to get you out of a class when you feel like it. They’re double-ended, colour-coded chews. If you eat the orange half of the Puking Pastilles, you throw up later. When you shallow the purple half, it restores you to full fitness.

Kreacher – the Black house-elf, looked very old. Its skin seemed to be several times too big for it, and though it was bald like all house-elves, there was a quantity of white hair growing out of its large, bat-like ears. Its eyes were bloodshot and watery grey and its fleshy nose was large and rather snoutlike.

Sirius ran away from home when he was 16 and went to James Potter’s place. When he was 17, he got a place of his own.

Uncle Alphard – left Sirius a decent bit of gold.

Regulus Black – Sirius’ younger brother; joined the Death Eaters. (He’s the R.A.B. in Harry Potter 6 & 7)

Phineas Nigellus – Sirius’ great-great-grandfather. He’s the least popular Headmaster Hogwarts ever had.

Araminta Meliflua – cousin of Sirius’ mother, tried to force through a Ministry Bill to make Muggle-hunting legal.

Aunt Elladora – started the family tradition of be-heading house-elves when they got too old to carry tea trays.

Tonks is Sirius’ niece.

Andromeda – Sirius’ favourite cousin. She is Tonks’ mother and married a Muggle-born, Ted Tonks. She is Bellatrix and Narcissa’s sister.

Narcissa Black – married to Lucius Malfoy and is the Mother of Draco.

Bellatrix Black – married to Rodolphus Lestrange.

Dumbledore is the Secret Keeper for the Order. Nobody can find Headquarters unless he tells them personally where it is.

Chapter 7 – The Ministry of Magic

Amelia Bones – Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. She’s the one who’s questioning Harry at the hearing for using magic.

Lupin and the rest of the Order think the law’s on their side because even underage wizards are allowed to use magic in life-threatening situations.

Perkins – a stooped, timid-looking old wizard with white fluffy hair.

Chapter 8 – The Hearing

Cornelius Fudge – Minister for Magic; a portly man who often sport a lime-green bowler hat

The Hearing:

Disciplinary Hearing of the 12th of August into the offences committed under the Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery and International Statute of Secrecy by Harry James Potter.

The Interrogators:
Cornelius Fudge, Minister For Magic; Amelia Susan Bones, Head of the Department of Magical Law Enforcement ; Dolores Umbridge, Senior Undersecretary to the Minister.

The Court Scribe: Percy Ignatius Weasley

Witness for the Defence: Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore

Members of the Winzengamot – there were 50 of them, all wearing plum-coloured robes with an elaborately worked silver “W” on the left-hand side of the chest.

Fudge read the charges against Harry.

Mrs. Arabella Doreen Figg – was called to witness for Harry. Fudge said that Muggles can’t see Dementors but Mrs. Figg is a Squib and she saw the Dementors.

Dolores Umbridge – Harry thought she looked just like a large, pale toad, rather squat with a broad, flabby face, little neck, a very wide, slack mouth. Her eyes were large, round and slightly bulging. She spoke in a fluttery, girlish, high-pitched voice.

Amelia Bones – a broad, square-jawed witch with very short grey hair; she wore a monocle and looked forbidding.

Clause Seven of the Decree for the Reasonable Restriction of Underage Sorcery states that magic may be used before Muggles in exceptional circumstance, and as those exceptional circumstance include situations which threaten the life of the wizard or witch him- or herself, or any witches, wizards or Muggles present at the time…

Harry was cleared of the charges (use of Patronus Charm in front of a Muggle)

Chapter 9 – The Woes of Mrs. Weasley

Ron and Hermione were chosen Prefects.

Harry felt a little jealous at Ron’s becoming a prefect. He thought that maybe he deserved it better than Ron. But he felt bad for feeling that way. Later in the story, Dumbledore told Harry that he didn’t make him prefect because he already had a lot on his plate.

Lupin was also a prefect.

Ron got a new broomstick, a reward from his mum for being the new prefect.

Moody showed Harry the photograph of the Original Order of the Phoenix. Harry found it disturbing that a few days after the picture was taken, about half of the members of the Order was dead.

Chapter 10 – Luna Lovegood

Luna Lovegood – had straggly, waist-length, dirty blonde hair, very pale eyebrows and protuberant eyes that gave her a permanently surprised look. She’s in Ginny’s year, but in Ravenclaw.

Loony Lovegood – Luna’s nickname.

“Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure,” said Luna in a singsong voice. (Did this phrase appear in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?) page 169

The Quibbler – the upside down magazine Luna was reading. Luna’s father is the editor of the Quibbler, which Hermione thinks is rubbish.

Mimbulus mimbletonia – a stunted little plant, looked like a small grey cactus in a pot, except that it was covered with what looked like boils rather than spines. It squirts Stinksap – a thick, stinking dark liquid.

Scourgify – spell Ginny used that made the Stinksap vanish.

There are 2 fifth-year Prefects from each house, boy and girl from each:
Gryffindor – Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger
Slytherin – Draco Malfoy and Pansy Parkinson
Hufflepuff – Ernie Macmillan and Hannah Abbott
Ravenclaw – Anthony Goldstein and Padma Patil

Thestrals – fleshless, bat-winged horses, their black coats clinging to their skeletons, of which every bone was visible. Their heads were dragonish and their pupil-less eyes were white and staring. They pull the carriages to Hogwarts. Harry and Luna were the only ones who could see them.

Chapter 11 – The Sorting Hat’s New Song

Professor Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank – she was the one calling out the first years instead of Hagrid. She had taken over Hagrid’s Care of Magical Creatures lessons for a while the previous year. And she is now the new teacher of the subject.

Professor Umbridge – new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher.

There are two tall stone pillars topped with winged boars of either side of the gates of the school grounds.

Chapter 12 – Professor Umbridge

Hermione said to Ron and Harry: Don’t you remember what Dumbledore said at the last end-of-term feast? About You-Know-Who. He said his “gift for spreading discord and enmity is very great. We fight it only by showing an equally strong bond of friendship and trust.”

Angelina – new Gryffindor Quidditch Captain

Prof. Sinistra – Astronomy teacher
Prof. Binns – History of Magic teacher
Prof. Snape – Potions teacher
Prof. Trelawney – Divination teacher
Prof. Umbridge – Defence Against the Dark Arts.

What they want to do after Hogwarts:
Fred and George – to start a joke shop
Harry – to be an Auror
Ron – to be an Auror, though he thinks they’re like the elite. You’ve got to be really good.
Hermione – wants to do something really worthwhile, like take SPEW further.

History of Magic – most boring subject because Prof. Binns, their ghost teacher, had a wheezy droning voice that was almost guaranteed to cause severe drowsiness within ten minutes, five in warm weather. Harry and Ron had only managed to pass the subject by copying Hermione’s notes.

OWL – Ordinary Wizarding Level

The Draught of Peace – a potion to calm anxiety and soothe agitation

Evanesco – spell Snape used to make Harry’s potion vanish.

“Poisonous toad stools don’t change their spots,” said Ron sagely when Hermione said that he thought Snape would be a bit better this year now that he’s in the Order.

Divination – Harry’s least favourite class after Potions, due to Prof. Trelawney’s habit of predicting his premature death every few lessons.

Prof. Umbridge’s Course Aims did not include the use of defensive spells. She told the class that they won’t be using them in her class. But in the 5th year Defense Against the Dark Arts OWL, students are supposed to show that they can actually do the counter-curses.

Harry lost Gryffindor 10 points when he said that Lord Voldemort is back. And Prof. Umbridge gave him a week’s worth of detention for calling her a liar and shouting at her.

Prof. McGonagall reminded Harry about Umbridge’s speech at the start-of-term feast. She said that “Progress will be prohibited,” and Hermione said that it meant the Ministry of Magic is trying to interfere at Hogwarts. McGonagall warned him to tread carefully around Umbridge.

Chapter 13 – Detention with Dolores

Hermione explained to Harry that she’s not sure if the students believed Dumbledore when he told them that You-Know-Who had come back and killed Cedric and fought Harry. Before the truth could sink in, everyone went home for the summer, where they spent two months reading about how Harry’s a nutcase and Dumbledore’s going senile.

Bowtruckles – tiny pixie-ish creatures made of wood, each with knobbly brown arms and legs, two twiglike fingers at the end of each hand and a funny flat, barklike face in which a pair of beetle-brown eyes glittered. They’re tree-guardians, usually live in wand trees.

Woodlice – what Bowtruckles eat. They look like brown rice.

Harry went to Prof. Umbridge’s room for his detention, she told him to write on a piece of blank
parchment, “I must not tell lies.” When Harry asked how many times, she said, as long as it takes for the message to “sink in.” She handed him a long, thin black quill that needed no ink. When Harry started writing, he felt a searing pain on the back of his right hand. The words had been cut into his skin. They healed but it happened over and over again as he wrote the lines again. And the words were written on paper in his own blood.

Harry had never before considered the possibility that there might be another teacher in the world he hated more than Snape, but he had to admit he had found a strong contender in Umbridge.

Cleansweep Eleven – Ron’s new broomstick.

Ron’s been practicing, flying every night in secret because he wants to try out for Gryffindor Keeper. Harry couldn’t be there on his try-out because he’s still got detention. Ron made it Keeper for Gryffindor.

At first, Harry didn’t tell Ron and Hermione about the scar on his hand. But Ron found out.

When Umbridge touched Harry’s arm, it wasn’t his hand that hurt, but the scar on his forehead.

Ron and Hermione told Harry to tell Dumbledore about his scar hurting again. But Harry didn’t want to ask for the professor’s help when he hasn’t spoken to him once since June.

Chapter 14 – Percy and Padfoot

Harry wrote to Snuffles (Sirius) about his scar hurting. He realized how hard it had been for Ron and Hermione to write him letters over the summer. How was he supposed to tell Sirius everything that had happened over the past week and pose all questions he was burning to ask without giving potential-letter-thieves a lot of information he did not want them to have?

Harry bumped into Cho in the Owlery when he mailed his letter to Sirius. She was sending a parcel to her mum for her birthday.

Sturgis Podmore – was supposed to see Harry and his friends off to Hogwarts but he didn’t turn up. Now he was arrested and charged with trespass and attempted robbery at the Ministry of Magic.

Eric Munch – Ministry of Magic watchwizard.

Hermes – Percy’s owl.

Fred gave Katie Bell a Blood Blisterpod by mistake and it made her nosebleed worse instead of stopping it.

Chapter 15 – The Hogwarts High Inquisitor

Dolores Umbridge – was appointed by the Ministry the first ever High Inquisitor.

Educational Decree No. 22 – to ensure that in the event of the current Headmaster being unable to provide a candidate for a teaching post, the Ministry should select an appropriate person. (That’s how Umbridge got the teaching job at Hogwarts.)

Educational Decree No. 23 – creates the new position of Hogwarts High Inquisitor. The Inquisitor will have powers to inspect her fellow educators and make sure that they are coming up to scratch.

Grades in OWL:
O = Outstanding, E = Exceeds Expectations, A = Acceptable, P = Poor, D = Dreadful, T = Troll (ha ha ha!)

Harry got another week of detention from Umbridge when he contradicted her about Quirrell being a great teacher.

Solution of strained and pickled Murtlap tentacles – a yellow liquid that Hermione prepared for Harry where he soaked his bleeding hand.

Hermione suggested that Harry teach them Defence Against the Dark Arts. He’s the best in their year on the subject, not just in test results, but also in what he’ve done:

First year – He saved the Philosopher’s Stone from You-Know-Who. (Harry said that was just luck.)
Second year – He killed the Basilisk and destroyed Riddle. (He said Fawkes turned up to help him.)
Third year – He fought off a hundred Dementors at once. (He said that was a fluke, the Time-Turner helped.)
Fourth year – He fought off You-Know-Who again.

On page 293, Harry explained to Ron and Hermione what it was like facing Voldemort. It’s not just about memorising a bunch of spells and throwing them at him. The whole time he was sure he was going to die any second.

Reparo – spell Harry used to fix the broken pieces of the bowl of Murtlap essence.

Chapter 16 – In the Hog’s Head

Hog’s Head – the other pub in Hogsmeade, less crowded that the Three Broomsticks, where Harry met the students interested in learning DADA lessons from him. 25 students showed up.

Heliopaths – spirits of fire, great tall flaming creatures that gallop across the ground burning everything in front of. Luna said that Fudge has got an army of Heliopaths.

Ginny’s going out with Michael Corner.

Ron said, “I thought Ginny fancied Harry!”
“Ginny used to fancy Harry, but she gave up on him months ago. Not that she doesn’t like you, of course,” Hermione said.
“So that’s why she talks now?” Harry asked Hermione. “She never used to talk in front of me.”

Hermione told Harry that Cho just couldn’t keep her eyes off him.

Chapter 17 – Educational Decree Number Twenty-four

Educational Decree No. 24 – All student organizations, societies, teams, groups, and clubs are banned. (Quidditch teams included.)

Harry noticed that Hedwig’s wing was broken when she delivered him his letter from Sirius.

Chapter 18 – Dumbledore’s Army

Impervius – charm Harry and his Quidditch team used to stop the rain fogging up his glasses and keeping the rain off their faces.

Sloth Grip Roll – Harry used this technique to avoid the Bludger during Quidditch practice.

Harry’s scar was hurting and for some reason he knew it was because Voldemort was angry.

Hermione’s been knitting hats and socks for the house-elves.

Dobby returned Hedwig to Harry after her wings had been healed by Prof. Grubbly-Plank. Harry noticed that
Dobby was wearing what appeared to be all of the hats Hermione has ever knitted. Dobby said that Winky has been taking some of it too. But not the other elves. They find the hats and socks insulting because they don’t want to be freed.

Room of Requirement (Come and Go Room) – a room that a person can only enter when they have real need of it. Sometimes it is there and sometimes it is not, but when it appears, it is always equipped for the seeker’s need. Dobby told Harry about it when he asked for a room that he could use where 28 people could practice DADA without being discovered. It is located on the 7th floor opposite the tapestry of Barnabas the Barmy being clubbed by trolls. It depicts his attempt to train trolls for the Ballet. One has to walk past the wall three times, concentrating hard on what he needs.

They decided to name the group DA. Cho suggested it first, but to stand for Defence Association. Then Ginny suggested to make it stand for Dumbledore’s Army, because that’s the Ministry’s worst fear. And they all agreed.

Expelliarmus – the Disarming Charm. The first thing that they practised. Harry told them that he used it against You-Know-Who in June and it saved his life. They practised in pairs.

When Harry came near Cho when he was walking around to see how everybody’s doing, she told him that he made her nervous.

Members of Dumbledore’s Army:
1. Harry, 2. Hermione, 3. Ron, 4. Neville, 5. Dean, 6. Lavender, 7. Parvati Patil, 8, Padma Patil, 9. Cho, 10. Marietta, 11. Luna Lovegood, 12. Katie Bell, 13. Alicia Spinnet, 14. Angelina Johnson, 15. Colin Creevey, 16. Dennis Creevey, 17. Ernie Macmillan, 18. Justin Finch-Fletchley, 19. Hannah Abbott, 20. A Hufflepuff girl with a long plait, 21. Anthony Goldstein, 22. Michael Corner, 23. Terry Boot, 24. Ginny, 25. Zacharias Smith, 26. Fred Weasley, 27. George Weasley, 28. Lee Jordan

The house dormitories:
Ravenclaw – tower on the west side of the castle
Gryffindor – tower on the east side of the castle (?)
Hufflepuff – basement
Slytherins – the dungeon

Spells and Charms the DA has practiced after three meeti ngs:
1. The Disarming Charm – Expelliarmus, 2. The Impediment Jinx – Impedimenta, 3. The Reductor Curse – Reducto

Chapter 19 – The Lion and the Serpent

Protean Charm – the charm Hermione put on the fake galleons that she gave to each of the DA members. When Harry sets the date and time of the next meeting, he changes the numbers on his coin and the coins of the others will grow hot and change, too. The Protean Charm is NEWT standard and they were all surprised that Hermione could do it.

Hermione’s fake galleons reminded Harry of the Death Eater’s scars. When Voldemort touches one of them, their scars burn, and they know they’ve got to join him. That’s where Hermione got the idea.

Barry Ryan – the Irish International Keeper

Ladislaw Zamojski – Poland’s top Chaser

Hermione kissed Ron on the cheek when she said Goodluck before the Quidditch match – Gryffindor vs. Slytherin. Probably to distract him so he won’t see the crown-shaped badges that the Slytherins were wearing that said “Weasley is our King.”

The full lyrics of the chant that began with “Weasley is our King” explains that Weasley will let the Slytherins win. Malfoy wrote the lyrics.

The teams:

Chaser/Captain: Angelina (Gryffindor), Montague (Slytherin)
Chaser: Katie Bell (G), Warrington (S)
Chaser: Alicia Spinnet (G), Pucey (S)
Beater: Fred (G), Crabbe (S)
Beater: George (G), Goyle (S)
Keeper: Ron(G), Bletchley (S)
Seeker: Harry (G), Malfoy (S)

Harry caught the Snitch but was hit by Crabbe’s Bludger. Gryffindor won.

Harry and George attacked Malfoy when he insulted both their mothers.

McGonagall gave Harry and George a week’s worth of detention but Umbridge intervened and banned both from playing Quidditch ever.

Educational Decree No. 25 – The High Inquisitor will henceforth have supreme authority over all punishments, sanctions and removal of privileges pertaining to the students of Hogwarths, and the power to alter such punishments, sanctions, and removals of privileges as may have been ordered by other staff members.

Chapter 20 – Hagrid’s Tale

Hagrid’s back. Dumbledore had sent him and Madame Olympe Maxime to the giants. He came back with a puffy eye and his hair was matted in blood.

Dragon meat – he put this on his puffy eye to help with the stinging.

Gurg – chief of the giants

Karkus – name of the chief

A branch of Gubraithian fire – everlasting fire. The gift that they brought to Karkus on the first day, courtesy of Dumbledore.

Golgomath – killed Karkus. So he’s now the chief.

A great roll of dragon skin – the gift that Hagrid brought on the second day to Golgomath

Conjunctivitis Curse – the spell used by Madame Maxime against the giant who grabbed Hagrid.

Hagrid found out that her mother died years ago.

Obliteration Charm – Hermione used this so they left no trace on the snow when they went back to the castle from Hagrid’s cabin.

Chapter 21 – The Eye of the Snake

Thestrals – the name of the skeletal winged horses that only Harry and Luna could see. Neville could see them too. Only people who have seen death could see Thestrals.

According to Prof. Trelawney, they’re supposed to bring all sorts of horrible misfortune on people who see them. But Hagrid said that’s just superstition.

Tenebrus – the name of the first Thestral that appeared during Hagrid’s lesson.

Neville saw his granddad die. (Harry saw Cedric die and that’s why it’s only when he came back to Hogwarts after he died that he could see the Thestrals.)

Luna told Harry that mistletoes are often infested with Nargles.

Ginny Weasley – replaced Harry as Seeker on the Gryffindor team.

Andrew Kirke and Jack Sloper – the new Beaters who replaced Fred and George.

Harry and Cho kissed after the DA lessons before Christmas break.

Ron got annoyed when he found out it was Viktor who Hermione was writing a long letter to.

Hermione explained to Ron and Harry how Cho is feeling towards Harry. She likes him but also feels guilty because she was going out with Cedric before he died and Harry was with him when he died.

Harry dreamt that he was a snake and he bit and attacked Mr. Weasley.

Chapter 22 – St. Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries

Fizzing Whizzbee – password to Prof. Dumbledore’s office.

Everard and Dilys – Dumbledore sent these two old Headmasters to look for the injured Mr. Weasley.

Phineas Nigelus – Dumbledore sent him to tell Sirius that Harry and the Weasleys are going to Grimmauld Place.

Portus – spell Dumbledore used to turn the kettle into a Portkey.

St. Mungo’s Hospital – Mr. Weasley was sent here.

When Harry touched the Portkey and looked in Dumbledore’s eyes, he felt like he was a snake, his scar hurt and he wanted to attack Dumbledore.

Purge and Dowse, Ltd. – the department store that was the entrance to St. Mungo’s.

Healer – equivalent of a Muggle doctor.

Dilys Derwent – was a St. Mungo’s Healer: was a headmistress of Hogwarts.

Blood Replenishing Potion – Mr. Weasleys’ being given this. Every time they try to take his bandages off, he starts bleeding like mad. There must be some kind of poison in the snake’s fangs.

The Members of the Order think that You-Know-Who is possessing Harry.

Chapter 23 – Christmas on the Closed Ward

What’s Voldemort after? Stuff he can only get by stealth … like a weapon. Something he didn’t have last time. I’m the weapon, Harry thought.

Ginny reminded Harry that she has been possessed by You-Know-Who and she can tell Harry how it feels. But since Harry had not had any blank periods, like Ginny had, he realized that he’s not being possessed.

Broom Compass – Harry’s Christmas present to Ron.
Homework planner – Hermione’s present to Ron.

Harry’s Christmas presents:
Hermione – homework planner
Sirius and Lupin – a set of books entitled Practical Defensive Magic and its Use Against the Dark Arts.
Tonks – a small, working model of Firebolt.
Ron – an enormous box of Every-Flavour Beans
Mr. And Mrs. Weasley – the usual hand-knitted jumper and some mince pies.
Dobby – a dreadful painting of Harry which the elf had done himself.

New Theory of Numerology book – Harry’s present to Hermione.
Perfume – Ron’s present to Hermione.
Patchwork quilt – Hermione’s present to Kreacher.
Fuse-wire and screwdrivers – Harry’s present to Mr. Weasley.

Healer Smethwyck – Mr. Weasley’s Healer

Augustus Pye – the Trainee Healer, very interested in complementary medicine, wants to try stitches on Mr. Weasley’s wounds.

Prof. Lockhart is on the Fourth floor – Spell Damage, of St. Mungo’s. He still hasn’t got his memory back, but still wants to give signatures.

Neville’s parents are on the same floor at the Permanent Damage ward. He hasn’t told anyone at school that his parents, who were Aurors, were tortured to insanity by You-Know-Who. But Harry knew, Dumbledore had told him.

Bellatrix Lestrange – used the Cruciatus Curse on Neville’s parents.

Chapter 24 – Occlumency

Dumbledore sent Snape to Grimmauld Place to tell Harry that he’s taking Occlumency lessons with him.

Occlumency – the magical defence of the mind against external penetration.

The group went on the Knight Bus to get back to Hogwarts.
Knight Bus – a violently purple, triple-decker bus.
Stan Shunpike – the thin, pimply, jug-eared young conductor of the Knight Bus.
Eleven Sickles – fare on the Knight Bus.

Harry asked Cho to come to Hogsmeade with him on Valentine’s Day.

Legilimency – the ability to extract feelings and memories from another person’s mind.

The Dark Lord is skilled at Legilimency.

Snape told Harry that he has no subtlety. “You do not understand fine distinctions. It is one of the shortcomings that makes you such a lamentable potion-maker.” (page 468)

Lupin told Harry that Snape is a superb Occlumens.

Snape to Harry: “The curse that failed to kill you seems to have forged some kind of connection between you and the Dark Lord…when your mind is most relaxed and vulnerable…you are sharing the Dark Lord’s thoughts and emotions. (Dumbledore wants Harry to learn how to close his mind to the Dark Lord.)

Legilimens – the spell used to extract feelings and memories from another.

Harry felt Voldemort’s happiness, the happiest he had been in 14 years.

Chapter 25 – The Beetle at Bay

There had been a mass breakout from Azkaban and according to the Daily Prophet, it is feared that Sirius Black helped because he escaped two and a half years ago.

Among the ten who escaped:
Antonin Dolohov – convicted of the brutal murders of Gideon and Fabian Prewett.
Algernon Rookwood – convicted of leaking Ministry of Magic secrets to He Who Must Not Be Named.
Bellatrix Lestrange – convicted of the torture and permanent incapacitation of Frank and Alice Longbottom.

Broderick Bode who had been injured in a workplace accident some weeks ago was discovered dead in his bed at St. Mungo’s, strangled by a plant, the Devil’s Snare. They thought it was Flitterbloom.

Miriam Strout – the Healer in charge of Mr. Bode’s ward.

Educational Decree No. 26. Teachers are hereby banned from giving students any information that is not strictly related to the subjects they are paid to teach.

Crup – a creature indistinguishable from a Jack Russell terrier except for its forked tail.

Shield Charm – a means of deflecting minor jinxes so that they rebounded upon the attacker.

Oliver Wood – former Quidditch captain, is now in the Quidditch team Puddlemore United.

It is Valentine’s Day and Harry took Cho to Hogsmeade.

Scrivenshaft’s – one of the stores at Hogsmeade.

Madam Puddifoot’s – a small teashop at Hogsmeade; a cramped, steamy little place where everything seemed to have been decorated with frills or bones.

Roger Davies – the Ravenclaw Quidditch Captain. Cho told Harry that he asked her out but she turned him down. He is now at the next table kissing a girl.

Amazing how much more difficult it was to extend his arm twelve inches and touch her hand than it was to snatch a speeding Snitch from midair.

Cho got annoyed when Harry told her that he was meeting Hermione at lunch and she could come too if she wanted. And when Cho wanted to talk about Cedric and Harry told her that he didn’t want to right now, and that he had talked about him with Hermione and Ron, Cho left him at the tea shop while everyone looked on.

Firewhiskey – Rita Skeeter was drinking this when she met Harry, Hermione and Luna at the Three Broomsticks.

Hermione asked Rita Skeeter to write Harry’s story about Voldemort coming back in the Quibbler. Looks like
Hermione’s got Rita at bay and she agreed to write the story for free. Luna’s father is the editor of the Quibbler. If Rita didn’t do it, Hermione will report to the authorities that Rita’s an unregistered Animagus.

Chapter 26 – Seen and Unforeseen

Ron to Hermione: “You should write a book, translating mad things girls do so boys can understand them.”
Hermione told the Weasley twins that Ginny had been breaking into their broom shed and taking their brooms in turn since she was six, that’s why she’s got so good at Quidditch.

Summerby – the Huffflepuff Seeker.

Results of the first Quidditch game without Harry, Fred and George:
Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff – 230 vs. 240

Ginny told Harry that once he’s back on the team (that is when Umbridge leaves Hogwarths)she’ll try out for Chaser.

Educational Decree No. 27. Any student in possession of the magazine the Quibbler will be expelled.

When the issue of the Quibbler where Harry’s interview came out, students at Hogwarts started believing him, even though Umbridge gave him a week’s detention.

Protego – the Shield Charm – Harry used to stop Snape from reading his thoughts during their Occlumency lesson, but in return, he saw Snape’s memories.

Umbridge sacked Trelawney and wanted her to leave Hogwarts, but Dumbledore reminded her that that power still resides with the Headmaster and he wishes Trelawney to stay at Hogwarts. He has also chosen a new Divination teacher, the centaur Firenze.

Firenze – white-blond hair, astonishingly blue eyes, head and torso of a man joined to the palomino body of a horse.

Chapter 26 – The Centaur and the Sneak

Classroom Eleven – the new Divination classroom that will be taught by Firenze since he can’t climb up to the North Tower where Trelawney used to teach her classes.

Firenze couldn’t go back to the Forbidden Forest since he has been banished by the other centaurs because he agreed to work for Dumbledore. They see this as a betrayal of their kind.

Firenze told Parvati and the class that what Prof. Trelawney taught about Mars/Astrology was human nonsense.

Harry has started working on Patronuses with the DA lessons.

Swan – Cho’s patronus
Silver Otter – Hermione’s patronus.

Dobby warned Harry that Umbridge found out about DA and Harry told everybody to run out of the Room of Requirement, but she caught him and brought him to Dumbledore’s office.

Marietta – Cho’ s friend, the informant.

Madam Edgecombe from the Department of Magical Transportation, Floo Network Office – Marietta’s mother.

Marietta’s face has been disfigured by a series of close set purple pustules that spread across her nose and cheeks to form the word “SNEAK.”

Willy Wildershins – the heavily bandaged man at Hog’s Head who overheard Harry’s DA meeting and told Umbridge about it.

Chapter 28 – Snape’s Worst Memory

Educational Decree No. 28 – Dolores Umbridge has replaced Albus Dumbledore as Head of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Inquisitorial Squad – a select group of students who are supportive of the Ministry of Magic, hand-picked by Prof. Umbridge. The members have the power to dock points.

Fred and George put Montague in the Vanishing Cabinet. (This cabinet makes an appearance at HP and the
Half-Blood Prince. This is how Malfoy let the Death Eaters enter Hogwarts.)

Weasley’s Wildfire Whiz-bangs – the enchanted fireworks the twins set off inside Hogwarts in Umbridge’s first day as Headmistress.

Harry saw the patch of shivering light dancing on the doorframe. (Snape’s thoughts in the Pensieve.) It reminded Harry of the light he saw in his dream. (I just realize now that the light in the crystal sphere that held Trelawney’s prediction is actually her thoughts.)

Snape’s worst memory – Happened when he was in his 5th year at Hogwarts after the DADA OWL exams. James Potter taunted him and humiliated him. Harry felt horrified and unhappy that he knew how Snape felt and realized that Snape was telling the truth when he said that James Potter was arrogant.

Snape caught Harry looking through his thoughts in the Pensieve. He told Harry he didn’t want to see him in his office anymore. That means no more Occlumency lessons.

Chapter 29 – Careers Advice

Harry talked to Ginny about wanting to talk to Sirius. (Harry’s starting to confide in Ginny.)

Harry talked to Sirius through Umbridge’s fire place while the twins caused a distraction. Sirius and Lupin explained to Harry that James might be arrogant when he was 15, but he mellowed down by his 7th year at Hogwarts.

Before Umbridge could whip the twins, they walked out (or flew out) of Hogwarts with no intention of going back.

Weasley’s Wizarding Wheezes – the twins’ joke shop which will be at number 93 Diagon Alley.

Portable Swamp – the stinksap-like substance that flooded the fifth floor corridor, courtesy of the twins.

Chapter 30 – Grawp

Skiving Snackboxes – cause students to faint, vomit, develop dangerous fevers or spout blood from both nostrils.

Harry confessed to Ron and Hermione that he gave the twins his Triwizard winnings that’s why they were able to open the joke shop.

Grawp – Hagrid’s half-brother giant. Hagrid’s been hiding him in the forest since he came back and he’s trying to civilise him.

Magorian – one of the centaurs that banished Firenze from the forest; had a proud high- cheek boned face and long black hair.

The centaurs wouldn’t hurt foals or human children.

Gryffindor won against Ravenclaw. Ron saved the day. Hermione thought that Ron might do better without Fred and George around because they never gave him a lot of confidence.

Harry and Hermione missed the game because Hagrid asked them to come with him to the Forbidden Forest to show them Grawp.

Chapter 31 – OWLs

Griselda Marchbanks – head of the Wizarding Examinations Authority

Examples of black-market trade in aids to concentration, mental agility and wakefulness that had sprung up among fifth and seventh years due to the upcoming OWLs and NEWTs:
1. Barrufio’s Brain Elixir – sold by Eddie Carmichael from Ravenclaw.
2. Powdered dragon claw – sold by Harold Dingle (it’s actually Doxy droppings)

OWLs – are spread over two consecutive weeks, theory in the mornings and practice in the afternoons, except for practical Astronomy, at night.

Anti-cheating charms have been applied to exam-papers.

These things are banned from the examination hall:
Remembralls, Detachable Cribbing Cuffs, Self-Correcting Ink.

Results of the exams will be sent sometime in July.

Theory of Charms – first examination.

Professor Tafty – the very oldest and baldest examiner. Did Harry’s practical Charms exam.

With Snape absent from the Potions exam, Harry was more relaxed than usual while making potions.

Hagrid was let go during their Astronomy practical exam. Prof. Umbridge tried to have him Stunned. Fang was shot. Prof. McGonagall tried to intervene and was hit four times. Hagrid escaped with Fang on his shoulders.

Lee Jordan – the one who’s been putting the Nifflers in Umbridge’s office.

During their final exam, the History of Magic, Harry fell asleep and dreamt again that he was in the Department of Mysteries. Voldemort’s got Sirius. Then Harry passed out.

Chapter 32 – Out of the Fire

Harry wanted to tell a member of the Order about his dream, but Prof. McGonagall was sent to St. Mungo’s and Dumbledore and Hagrid are both gone.

Hermione told Harry that she thinks he’s got a bit of a saving-people thing.

Harry wanted to go to the Department of Mysteries but Hermione suggested that they check first if Sirius is at the Headquarters. Hermione, Ron, Ginny and Luna helped him distract Umbridge so he could use the fireplace at her office. Kreacher told Harry that Sirius was gone but Umbridge caught Harry at the fire place. The Inquisitorial Squad (Malfoy, Crabbe, Goyle, Millicent) helped Umbridge round up the others, including Neville.

Umbridge wanted to use Veritaserum on Harry but Snape had run out. Harry realized that there is still a Member of the Order at Hogwarts – Snape. He told him, ”He’s got Padfoot at the Place where it’s hidden.” When he wouldn’t tell Umbridge what it meant, she threatened to use the Cruciatus Curse on him. But Hermione tricked her telling her that they will show her the weapon that they made for Dumbledore.

Chapter 33 – Fight and Flight

Hermione and Harry led Umbridge into the forest where she was taken by centaurs when she called them half breeds. The rest of the gang escaped from the Inquisitorial Squad and joined them in the forest. They rode the Thestrals to get to the Department of Mysteries.

Hagger – this is what Grawp calls Hagrid

Hermy – this is what Grawp calls Hermione

It was Umbridge who sent the Dementors after Harry at Little Whinging that summer.

Chapter 34 – The Department of Mysteries

After months and months of dreaming about it, Harry was here at last at the dark corridor of the Department of Mysteries. (page 679)

Flagrate – spell Hermione used to mark the door with an X.

Ninety-seven – the number of the corridor in Harry’s dreams.

The spidery writing on the glass sphere:
S.P.T. to A.P.W.B.D. (Sybil Trelawney to Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore)
Dark Lord
And (?) Harry Potter

Chapter 35 – Beyond the Veil

The Death Eaters, headed by Lucius Malfoy, came to take the glass sphere from Harry. They fought and Harry’s friends got hurt.
Neville – had a broken nose
Hermione – was struck by a spell on the chest, was unconscious
Ginny – had a broken ankle
Ron – got struck with a spell that makes him giggle and laugh

Colloportus – spell that Harry used against three Death Eaters on the other side of the door and made them slam on the floor.

Sirius, Lupin, Moody, Tonks, and Kingsley came and fought the Death Eaters.

The glass sphere dropped from Neville’s pocket when his robe tore along the seam.

Dumbledore came and the Death Eaters started to run.

Sirius fell through the veil when the second jet of light from Bellatrix’s wand hit him on the chest. He’s gone, dead. (page 710)

Chapter 36 – The Only One He Ever Feared

Finite – the spell Lupin used to fix Neville’s legs.

Dumbledore fought Voldemort in the Atrium.

Voldemort conjured a shining silver shield out of thin air.

Voldemort: “There is nothing worse than death, Dumbledore.”

Dumbledore: “Your failure to understand that there are things much worse than death has always been your greatest weakness.”

Voldemort possessed Harry’s body, but when Harry’s heart was filled with emotions of being with Sirius if he died, Voldemort left his body.

Fudge had seen Voldemort before he Disapparated with Bellatrix.

Dumbledore had contained the Death Eaters in the Death Chamber and bound them with an Anti-Disapparation Jinx.

Dumbledore told Fudge to remove Umbridge from Hogwarts and tell his Aurors to stop searching for Hagrid so he can return to work.

Head of the golden wizard’s statue – the portkey that Harry used to return to Hogwarts.

Chapter 37 – The Lost Prophecy

Harry felt that it was his fault that Sirius died because he fell for Voldermort’s trick of luring him into the Department of Mysteries and ‘playing the hero part.’

“There is no shame in what you are feeling, Harry,” said Dumbledore’s voice. “On the contrary … the fact that you can feel pain like this is your greatest strength.” (page 725)

Dumbledore to Harry: “Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.” (page 728)

Kreacher was serving Sirius and Narcissa Malfoy, sister of Bellatrix. Kreacher gave Narcissa information about Sirius, who also gave it to Voldemort.

Dumbledore is an accomplished Legilimens and he knew that Kreacher was lying to him.

Dumbledore: “Your mother’s sacrifice made the bond of blood the strongest shield I could give you … While you can still call home the place where your mother’s blood dwells, there you cannot be touched or harmed by Voldemort. Her blood lives on you and her sister. Her blood became your refuge.” (page 737)

Voldemort tried to kill Harry when he was a child because of a prophecy. But when his attempt to kill Harry backfired, he has been determined to hear the prophecy in its entirety – the knowledge of how to destroy Harry. (page 740)

Trelawney’s prophecy:
The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches…born to those who have thrice defied him, born as the seventh month dies…and the Dark Lord will mark him as his equal, but he will have the power the Dark Lord knows not … and either must die at the hand of the other for neither can live while the other survives … the one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord will be born as the seventh month dies… (page 741)

It could mean either Harry or Neville Longbottom, but Voldemort chose Harry to mark him as his equal.

Chapter 38 – The Second War Begins

Ginny caught Harry’s eye and looked away quickly, grinning. (At the hospital wing.)

Luna’s mother died when she was nine, when one of her spells went wrong.

Michael Corner – is now going out with Cho. Ginny ditched him.

Ron said, “Good for you. Just choose someone – better – next time.” He cast Harry an oddly furtive look as he said it. (Ron wants Ginny to go out with Harry then?)

But Ginny’s now going out with Dean Thomas.

These are not in the movie:

Ron and Hermione’s being Prefects.

How Percy and Mr. Weasley had a row due to his promotion in the Ministry of Magic.

The Quidditch games and how Umbridge banned Harry, Fred and George from playing.

Hermione’s knitting hats and socks for the house-elves.

Dobby. He was the one who told Harry about the Room of Requirement.

Kreacher.

Marietta. In the movie, Cho was the one who informed Umbridge about the DA meetings and that’s the reason he and Harry sort of fell apart.

The scene at Madam Puddifoot’s when Cho walked out on Harry.

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