from
Harry Potter
and the Prisoner of Azkaban


< >The quotes and interesting passages I've extracted from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban are in order. They are arranged by chapter so you can quickly reference them.

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Chapter One:
Owl Post


< Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways. For one thing, he hated the summer holidays more than any other time of the year. For another, he really wanted to do his homework but was forced to do it in secret, in the dead of night. And he also happened to be a wizard.
~ Narrator


< Non-magic people (more commonly known as Muggles) were particularly afraid of magic in medieval times, but not very good at recognizing it. On the rare occasion that they did catch a real witch or wizard, burning had no effect whatsoever. The witch or wizard would perform a basic Flame Freezing Charm and then pretend to shriek with pain while enjoying a gentle, tickling sensation. Indeed, Wendelin the Weird enjoyed being burned so much that she allowed herself to be caught no less than forty-seven times in various disguises.
~ Bathilda Bagshot, A History of Magic


< "HELLO? HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? I - WANT - TO - TALK - TO - HARRY - POTTER -"
< "THERE IS NO HARRY POTTER HERE! I DON'T KNOW WHAT SCHOOL YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT! NEVER CONTACT ME AGAIN! DON'T YOU COME NEAR MY FAMILY!"
~ Ron Weasley, Vernon Dursley; conversation on the telephone


< "Don't let the Muggles get you down!"
~ Ron Weasley


< "Harry - this is a Pocket Sneakoscope. If there's someone untrustworthy around, it's supposed to light up and spin. Bill says it's rubbish sold for wizard tourists and isn't reliable, because it kept lighting up at dinner last night. But he didn't realize Fred and George had put beetles in his soup."
~ Ron Weasley


< Extremely unusual though he was, at that moment Harry Potter felt just like everyone else - glad, for the first time in his life, that it was his birthday.
~ Narrator



Chapter Two:
Aunt Marge's Big Mistake


< ". . . The public is warned that Black is armed and extremely dangerous. A special hotline has been set up, and any sighting of Black should be reported immediately."
< "No need to tell us he's no good. Look at the state of him, the filthy layabout! Look at his hair!"
~ News reporter, Vernon Dursley


< "When will they learn that hanging's the only way to deal with these people?"
~ Vernon Durlsey; regarding convicts


< "Firstly, you'll keep a civil tongue in your head when you're talking to Marge."
< "All right, if she does when she's talking to me."
< "Secondly, as Marge doesn't know anything about your abnormality, I don't want any - any funny stuff while she's here. You behave yourself, got me?"
< "I will if she does."
< "And thirdly, we've told Marge you attend St. Brutus's Secure Center for Incurably Criminal Boys."
< "What?"
~ Vernon Dursley, Harry Potter


< "Duddy's got to make himself smart for his auntie. Mummy's bought him a lovely new bow tie."
~ Petunia Dursley; gushing


< "I need you to sign [this] permission form."
< "And why should I do that?"
< "Well, it'll be hard work, pretending to Aunt Marge that I go to that St. Whatsits -"
< "St. Brutus's Secure Center for Incurably Criminal Boys!"
< "Exactly. It's a lot to remember. I'll have to make it sound convincing, won't I? What if I accidentally let something slip?"
< "You'll get the stuffing knocked out of you, won't you?"
< "Knocking the stuffing out of me won't make Aunt Marge forget what I could tell her."
~ blackmailing Harry Potter, extremely nervous Vernon Dursley


< "Where's my Dudders? Where's my neffy-poo?"
~ Marge Dursley


< "It's damn good of Vernon and Petunia to keep you. Wouldn't have done it myself. You'd have gone straight to an orphanage if you'd been dumped on my doorstep."
~ Marge Dursley


< "Where is it that you send him, again, Vernon?"
< "St. Brutus's. It's a first-rate institution for hopeless causes."
< "I see. Do they use the cane at St. Brutus's, boy?"
< "Er - . . . Yes, all the time."
< "Excellent. I won't have this namby-pamby, wishy-washy nonsense about not hitting people who deserve it. . . . Have you been beaten often?"
< "Oh, yeah, loads of times."
~ Marge Dursley, Vernon Dursley, Harry Potter


< "You musn't blame yourself for the way the boy's turned out, Vernon. If there's something rotten on the inside, there's nothing anyone can do about it."
~ Marge Dursley


< "It's one of the basic rules of breeding. You see it all the time with dogs. If there's something wrong with the bitch, there'll be something wrong with the pup."
~ Marge Dursley


< "Pardon me. But I do like to see a healthy-sized boy. You'll be a proper-sized man, Dudders, like your father. Now this one here - This one's got a mean, runty look to him. You get that with dogs. I had Colonel Fubster drown one last year. Ratty little thing it was. Weak. Underbred.
< "It all comes down to blood, as I was saying the other day. Bad blood will out. Now, I'm saying nothing against your family, Petunia, but your sister was a bad egg. They turn up in the best families. Then she ran off with a wastrel and here's the result right in front of us."
~ Marge Dursley


< "Go on boy, go on. Proud of your parents, are you? They go and get themselves killed in a car crash (drunk, I expect) -"
< "They didn't die in a car crash!"
< "They died in a car crash, you nasty little liar, and left you to be a burden on their decent, hardworking relatives! You are an insolent, ungrateful little -"
~ Marge Dursley, Harry Potter


< "[Aunt Marge] deserved it. She deserved what she got. You keep away from me. I'm going. I've had enough."
~ Harry Potter; to his uncle



Chapter Three:
The Knight Bus


< "Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board, and we can take you anywhere you want to go."
~ Stan Shunpike


< "Woss that on your 'ead?"
~ Stan Shunpike


< "Woss your name?"
< "Neville Longbottom."
~ Stan Shunpike, Harry Potter


< "So - so this bus, did you say it goes anywhere?"
< "Yep. . . . 'Ere, you did flag us down, dincha? Stuck out your wand 'and, dincha?"
< "Yes. Listen, how much would it be to get to London?"
< "Eleven sickles, but for fifteen you get 'ot chocolate and for fifteen you get an 'ot water bottle and a toofbrush in the color of your choice."
~ Harry Potter, Stan Shunpike


< "Not now, I'm pickling some slugs."
~ Tiny wizard in nightcap


< "How come the Muggles don't hear the bus?"
< "Them! Don't listen properly, do they? Don't look properly either. Never notice nuffink, they don'."
~ Harry Potter, Stan Shunpike


< "That man! He was on the Muggle news!"
< "Sirius Black. 'Course 'he was on the Muggle news, Neville, where you been?"
~ Harry Potter, Stan Shunpike


BLACK STILL AT LARGE

< Sirius Black, possibly the most infamous prisoner ever to be held in Azkaban fortress, is still eluding capture, the Ministy of Magic confirmed today.
< "We are doing all we can to recapture Black," said the Minister of Magic, Cornelius Fudge, this morning, "and we beg the magical community to remain calm."
< Fudge has been criticized by some members of the International Federation of Warlocks for informing the Muggle Prime Minister of the crisis.
< "Well, really, I had to, don't you know," said an irritable Fudge. "Black is mad. He's a danger to anyone who crosses him, magic or Muggle. I have the Prime Minister's assurance that he will not breathe a word of Black's true identity to anyone. And let's face it - who'd believe him if he did?"
< While Muggles have been told that Black is carrying a gun (a kind of metal wand Muggles use to kill each other), the magical community lives in fear of a massacre like that of twelve years ago, when Black murdered thirteen people with a single curse.
~ Daily Prophet article


< "Scary-lookin' fing, inee?"
~ Stan Shunpike; on Sirius Black


< "Black woz a big supporter of You-Know-Who."
< "What, Voldemort?"
< "You outta your tree?! 'Choo say 'is name for?"
< "Sorry. Sorry, I - I forgot -"
< "Forgot! Blimey, my 'eart's goin' that fast . . ."
~ Stan Shunpike, Harry Potter


< "Anyway, they cornered Black in the middle of a street full of Muggles an' Black took out 'is wand and 'e blasted 'alf the street apart, an' a wizard got it, an' so did a dozen Mugles what got in the way. 'Oribble, eh? An' you know what Black did then? . . . Laughed. Just stood there an' laughed."
~ Stan Shunpike


< "Them Azkaban guards give me the collywobbles."
~ Ernie Prang


< "'Ear about that 'Arry Potter? Blew up 'is aunt! We 'ad 'im 'ere on the Knight Bus, di'n't we, Ern? 'E was tryin' to run for it . . ."
~ Stan Shunpike; what Harry believes he might say


< "There you are, Harry."
< "What didja call Neville, Minister?"
< "Neville? This is Harry Potter."
< "I knew it! Ern! Ern! Guess 'oo Neville is, Ern! 'E's 'Arry Potter! I can see 'is scar!"
~ Cornelius Fudge, Stan Shunpike


< "You've got him, Minister! Will you be wanting anything? Beer? Brandy?"
< "Perhaps a pot of tea."
< "'Ow come you di'n't tell us 'oo you are, eh, Neville?"
< "And a private parlor, please, Tom."
~ Tom the bartender, Cornelius Fudge, Stan Shunpike


< "'Bye."
< "'Bye, Neville!"
~ miserable Harry Potter, Stan Shunpike


< "Well, Harry, you've had us all in a right flap, I don't mind telling you. Running away from your aunt and uncle's house like that! I'd started to think . . . but you're safe, and that's what matters."
~ Cornelius Fudge


< " . . . You will be pleased to hear that we have dealt with the unfortunate blowing up up Miss Marjorie Dursley. Two members of the Acidental Magic Reversal Department were dispatched to Privet Drive a few hours ago. Miss Dursley has been punctured and her memory has been modified. She has no recollection of the incident at all. So that's that, and no harm done."
< " . . ."
< "Ah, you're worrying about the reaction of your aunt and uncle? Well, I won't deny that they are extremely angry, Harry, but they are prepared to take you back next summer as long as you stay at Hogwarts for the Christmas and Easter holidays."
< "I always stay at Hogwarts for the Christmas and Easter holidays, and I don't ever want to go back to Privet Drive."
< "Now, now, I'm sure you'll feel differently once you've calmed down. They are your family, after all, and I'm sure you are fond of each other - er - very deep down."
~ Cornelius Fudge, Harry Potter


< "What about my punishment?"
< ". . . Punishment?"
< "I broke the law! The Decree for the Restriction of Underage Wizardry!"
< "Oh, my dear boy, we're not going to punish you for a little thing like that! It was an accident! We don't send people to Azkaban just for blowing up their aunts!"
~ Harry Potter, Cornelius Fudge


< "Room eleven's free, Harry. I think you'll be very comfortable. Just one thing, and I'm sure you'll understand . . . I don't want you wandering off into Muggle London, all right? Keep to Diagon Alley. And you're to be back here before dark each night. Sure you'll understand. Tom will be keeping an eye on you for me."
< "Okay, but why - ?"
< "Don't want to lose you again, do we? No, no . . . best we know where you are . . . I mean . . . Well, I'll be off, plenty to do you know . . ."
~ Cornelius Fudge, Harry Potter


< "Hedwig!"
< "Very smart owl you've got there. Arrived about five minutes after you did."
~ Harry Potter, Tom the bartender


< "It's been a very weird night, Hedwig."
~ Harry Potter



Chapter Four:
The Leaky Cauldron


< " . . . personally, I won't let any of the children out alone until he's back in Azkaban."
~ diner in Diagon Alley; on Sirius Black


< Harry didn't have to do his homework under the blankets by flashlight anymore; now he could sit in the bright sunshine outside Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream Parlor finishing all his essays with occasional help from Florean Fortescue himself, who, apart from knowing a great deal about medieval witch burnings, gave Harry free sundaes every half an hour.
~ Narrator

THE FIREBOLT

< This state-of-the-art racing broom sports a streamlined, superfine handle of ash, treated with a diamond-hard polish and hand-numbered with its own registration number. Each individually selected birch twig in the broomtail has been honed to aerodynamic perfection, giving the Firebolt unsurpassable balance and pinpoint precision. The Firebolt has an acceleration of 150 miles per hour in ten seconds and incorporates an unbreakable braking charm. Price on request.
~ Sign at Quality Quidditch Supplies


< "Hang on, I've already got one of those [Monster Books]."
< "Have you? Thank heavens for that. I've been bitten five times already this morning - Stop it! Stop it! I'm never stocking the again, never! It's been bedlam! I thought we'd seen the worst when we bought two hundred copies of the Invisible Book of Invisibility - cost a fortune, and we never found them …. Well….is there anything else I can help you with?"
~ Harry Potter, Flourish and Blotts bookstore manager


< "Unfogging the Future. Very good guide to all your basic fortune telling methods - palmistry, crystal balls, bird entrails - "
< Death Omens: What to Do When You Know the Worst is Coming.
< "Oh, I wouldn't read that if I were you. You'll start seeing death omens everywhere. It's enough to frighten anyone to death."
~ Flourish and Blotts bookstore manager; on the aforementioned book to Harry Potter


< "You're fighting a losing battle there, dear."
~ Mirror; to Harry Potter about his wild hair


< "Did you really blow up your aunt, Harry?"
< [ Ron roars with laughter. ]
< "I didn't mean to. I just - lost control."
< "It's not funny, Ron. Honestly, I'm amazed Harry wasn't expelled.
< "So am I. Forget expelled, I thought I was going to be arrested. You dad doesn't know why Fudge let me off, does he?"
< "Probably 'cause it's you, isn't it? Famous Harry Potter and all that. I'd hate to see what the Ministry'd do to me if I blew up an aunt. Mind you, they'd have to dig me up first, because Mum would've killed me."
~ Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Hermione, Harry, Ron Weasley


< "What about those Monster Books, eh? The assistant nearly cried when we said we wanted two."
~ Ron Weasley


< "What's all that, Hermione?"
< "Those are my books for Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, Divination, the Study of Ancient Runes, Muggle Studies -"
< "What are you doing Muggle Studies for? You're Muggle-born! Your mum and dad are Muggles! You already know all about Muggle!"
< "But it'll be fascinating to learn about them from the wizarding point of view!"
< "Are you planning to eat or sleep at all this year, Hermione?"
~ Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Hermione, Harry


< "You bought that monster?"
< "He's gorgeous, isn't he?"
< "Hermione, that thing nearly scalped me!"
< "He didn't mean to, did you, Crookshanks? . . . Poor Crookshanks, that witch said he'd been in there for ages; no one wanted him."
< "I wonder why."
~ Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley


< "Harry! Simply splendid to see, old boy - "
< "Marvelous. Absolutely spiffing."
< "That's enough, now."
< "Mum! How really corking to see you - !"
~ Fred Weasley, George Weasley, Molly Weasley


< "We tried to shut him in a pyramid. But Mum spotted us."
~ George Weasley; on brother Percy


< "How're we getting to King's Cross tomorrow, Dad?"
< "The Ministry's providing a couple of cars."
< ". . . Why?"
< "It's because of you, Perce. And there'll be little flags on the hoods, with HB on them -"
< "- for Humongous Bighead."
~ Fred Weasley, Arthur Weasley, Percy Weasley, George Weasley


< ". . . makes no sense not to tell him. Harry's got a right to know. I've tried to tell Fudge, but he insists on treating Harry like a child. He's thirteen years old and - "
< "Arthur, the truth would terrify him! Do you really want to send Harry back to school with that hanging over him? For heaven's sake, he's happy not knowing!"
< "I don't want to make him miserable, I want to put him on his guard! You know what Harry and Ron are like, wandering off by themselves - they've ended up in the Forbidden Forest twice! But Harry mustn't do that this year! When I think what could have happened to him that night he ran away from home! If the Knight Bus hadn't picked him up, I'm prepared to bet he would have been dead before the Ministry found him."
< "But he's not dead, so what's the point -"
< "Molly, they say Sirius Black's mad, and maybe he is, but he was clever enough to escape from Azkaban. It's been three weeks, and no one's seen hide nor hair of him, and I don't care what Fudge keeps telling the Daily Prophet, we're no nearer catching Black than inventing self-spelling wands."
~ Arthur Weasley, Molly Weasley


< "He's at Hogwarts . . ."
~ Sirius Black


< "Black is deranged, Molly, and he wants Harry dead. If you ask me, he thinks killing Harry will bring You-Know-Who back to power. Black lost everything the night Harry stopped You-Know-Who, and he's had twelve years alone in Azkaban to brood on that . . ."
~ Arthur Weasley


< Fred and George were crouching in the shadows on the landing, heaving with laughter as they listened to Percy dismantling his and Ron's room in search of his [Head Boy] badge.
< "We've got it. We've been improving it."
< The badge now read Bighead Boy.
~ Narrator, Fred Weasley


< "I'm not going to be murdered."
< "That's the spirit, dear."
~ Harry Potter; sleepy mirror


Chapter Five:
The Dementor


< "The sooner we get on the train, the better. At least I can get away from Percy at Hogwarts. Now he's accusing me of dripping tea on his photo of Penelope Clearwater. You know, his girlfriend. She's hidden her face under the frame because her nose has gone all blotchy."
~ Ron Weasley


< "I've got something to tell you . . ."
~ Harry Potter


< "It's all right, Crookshanks. I'll let you out on the train."
< "You won't. What about poor Scabbers, eh?"
~ Hermione Granger, Ronald Weasley


< "I've made you all sandwiches. . . . Here you are, Ron . . . no, they're not corned beef."
~ Mrs. Weasley


< "I'm not trying to be a hero, but seriously, Sirius Black can't be worse than Voldemort, can he?"
~ Harry Potter; to Mr. Weasey


< "Harry, swear to me you won't go looking for Black."
< ". . . What?"
< "Promise me, Harry, that whatever happens -"
< ". . . Why would I go looking for someone who wants to kill me?"
~ Mr. Weasley, Harry Potter


< "Sirius Black escaped to come after you? Oh, Harry . . . you'll have to be really, really careful. Don't go looking for trouble, Harry -"
< "I don't go looking for trouble. Trouble usually finds me."
~ Hermione Granger, Harry Potter


< "How thick would Harry have to be, to go looking for a nutter who wants to kill him?"
~ Ron Weasley


< "Ron! I don't think Harry should be sneaking out of school with Black on the loose -"
< "Yeah, I expect that's what McGonagall will say when I ask for permission."
< "But if we're with him, Black wouldn't dare -"
< "Oh, Ron, don't talk rubbish. Black's already murdered a whole bunch of people in the middle of a crowded street. Do you really think he's going to worry about attacking Harry just because we're there?"
~ Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley


< "I suppose he is asleep? I mean - he hasn't died, has he?"
~ Ron Weasley; on Remus Lupin


< "I heard your father finally got his hands on some gold this summer, Weasley. Did your mother die of shock?"
~ Draco Malfoy


< "Sorry - d'you know what's going on? - Ouch - sorry -"
< "Hullo, Neville."
< "Harry, is that you? What's happening?"
< "No idea - sit down -"
< "I going to go and ask the driver what's going on."
< [ squeals of pain ]
< "Who's that?"
< "Who's that?"
< "Ginny?"
< "Hermione?"
< "What are you doing?"
< "I was looking for Ron -"
< "Come in and sit down -"
< "Not here! I'm here -"
< "Ouch!"
< "Quiet!"
~ Neville Longbottom, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ginny Weasley, Remus Lupin


< "Stay where you are."
~ Remus Lupin


< "None of us is hiding Sirius Black under our cloaks. Go."
~ Remus Lupin; to dementor


< "Are you okay?"
< "Yeah. . . . What happened? Where's that - that thing? Who screamed?"
< "No one screamed."
< "But I heard screaming . . ."
~ Ron Weasley, Harry Potter; aftermath of dementor


< "I haven't poisoned that chocolate, you know . . ."
~ Remus Lupin; to Harry


< "You fainted, Potter? Is Longbottom telling the truth? You actually fainted?
~ Draco Malfoy


< "Potter! Granger! I want to see you both! Move along there, Weasley!"
~ Professor McGonagall


< "Professor Lupin sent an owl ahead to say you were taken ill on the train, Potter."
< "I'm fine, I don't need anything -"
< "Oh, it's you, is it? I supposed you've been doing something dangerous again?"
~ Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter, Madam Pomfrey


< "Setting dementors around a school. He won't be the last one who collapses. Yes, he's all clammy. Terrible things, they are, and the effect they have on people who are already delicate -"
< "I'm not delicate!"
< "Of course you're not."
~ Madam Pomfrey, Harry Potter


< "Well, he should have some chocolate, at the very least."
< "I've already had some. Professor Lupin gave me some."
< "Did he, now? So we've finally got a Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher who knows his remedies?"
~ Madam Pomfrey, Harry Potter


< Through the portrait hole and across the common room, the girls and boys divided toward their separate staircases. Harry climbed the spiral stair with not thought in his head except how glad he was to be back. They reached their familiar, circular dormitory with its five four-poster beds, and Harry, looking around, felt his was home at last.
~ Narrator


Chapter Six:
Talons and Tea Leaves


< "Hey Potter! Potter! The dementors are coming, Potter! Woooooooo!"
~ Pansy Parkinson


< "That little git. He wasn't so cocky last night when the dementors were down at our end of the train. Came running into our apartment, didn't he, Fred?"
< "Nearly wet himself."
~ George & Fred Weasley; on Draco Malfoy


< "Pass the marmalade."
~ Hermione Granger


< "Aha! What villains are these, that trespass upon my private lands! Come to scorn at my fall, perchance? Draw, you knaves, you dogs!"
< ". . . Are you all right?"
< "Get back, you scurvy braggart! Back, you rogue!"
~ Sir Cadogan, Harry Potter


< "Farewell, my comrades-in-arms! If ever you have need of noble heart and steely sinew, call upon Sir Cadogan!"
< "Yeah, we'll call you, if we ever need someone mental."
~ Sir Cadogan, Ron Weasley


< "Welcome. How nice to see you in the physical world at last."
~ Sibyll Trelawney


< "So you have chosen to study Divination, the most difficult of all magical arts. I must warn you at the outset that if you do not have the Sight, there is very little I will be able to teach you. Books can take you only so far in this field . . ."
~ Sibyll Trelawney


< "You, boy. Is your grandmother well?"
< "I think so . . ."
< "I wouldn't be so sure if I were you, dear. . . . By the way, my dear [Parvati], beware a red-haired man."
~ Sibyll Trelawney, Neville Longbottom


< "Broaded your minds, my dears, and allow your eyes to see past the mundane!"
~ Sibyll Trelawney


< "You need your Inner Eye tested if you ask me."
~ Ron Weasley


< "My dear, you have the Grim."
< "The what?"
< "The Grim, my dear, the Grim! The giant, spectral dog that haunts churchyards! My dear boy, it is an omen - the worst omen - of death!"
~ Sybill Trelawney, Harry Potter; on his tea leaves


< "When you've all finished deciding whether I'm going to die or not . . .!"
~ Harry Potter; to his Divination class


< "You look in excellent health to me, Potter, so you will excuse me if I don't let you off homework today. I assure you that if you die, you need not hand it in."
~ Professor McGonagall


< "Harry, you haven't seen a great black dog anywhere, have you?"
< "Yeah, I have. I saw one the night I left the Dursleys."
< "Probably a stray."
< "Hermione, if Harry's seen a Grim, that's - that's bad. My - my uncle Bilius saw one and - and he died twenty-four hours later!"
< "Coincidence."
< "You don't know what you're talking about! Grims scare the living daylights out of most wizards!"
< "There you are, then. They see the grim and die of fright."
~ Ron Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger


< "Everyone gather 'round the fence here! That's it - make sure yeh can see - now, firs' thing yeh'll want ter do is open yer books -"
< "How?"
< "Eh?"
< "How do we open our books?"
< "Hasn' - hasn' anyone bin able ter open their books?"
< ". . ."
< "Yeh've got to stroke em. Look -"
< "Oh, how silly we've all been! We should have stroked them! Why didn't we guess!"
< "I - I thought they were funny."
< "Oh, tremendously funny! Really witty, giving us books that try and rip our hands off!"
~ Hagrid, Draco Malfoy


< "Easily offended, hippogriffs are. Don't never insult one, 'cause it might be the last thing yeh do."
~ Hagrid


< "Right - who wants ter go first?"
< ". . ."
< "No one?"
< "I'll do it."
< "Oooh, no, Harry, remember your tea leaves!"
~ Hagrid, Harry Potter, Lavender Brown & Parvati Patil; on riding Buckbeak


< "I'm dying! I'm dying, look at me! It's killed me!"
< "Yer not dying."
~ Draco Malfoy, Hagrid; on Draco being slashed by Buckbeak for calling him an "ugly brute"


< "'Spect it's a record. Don' reckon they've ever had a teacher who lasted on'y a day before."
< "You haven't been fired, Hagrid!"
< "Not yet. But 's only a matter o' time, i'n't it, after Malfoy . . ."
< "How is he? It wasn't serious, was it?"
< "Madam Pomfrey fixed him best she could, but he's sayin' he it's still agony . . .covered in bandages . . . moanin' . . ."
< "He's faking it. Madam Pomfrey can mend anything. She regrew half my bones last year. Trust Malfoy to milk it for all it's worth."
~ Hagrid, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Harry Potter


< "WHAT D'YEH THINK YOU'RE DOIN', EH? YEH'RE NOT TO GO WANDERIN' AROUND AFTER DARK, HARRY! AN' YOU TWO! LETTIN' HIM! . . . C'mon! I'm takin' yer all back up ter school, n' don' let me catch yeh walkin' down ter see me after dark again. I'm not worth that!"
~ Hagrid; referring to Sirius Black's intentions


Chapter Seven:
The Boggart in the Wardrobe


< "Settle down, settle down."
~ Severus Snape; to class, idly


< "Sir, sir, I'll need help cutting up these daisy roots because of my arm -"
< "Weasley, cut up Malfoy's roots for him"
< "Professor, Weasley's mutilating my roots, sir."
< "Change roots with Malfoy, Weasley."
< "But sir - !"
< "Now."
~ Draco Malfoy, Severus Snape, Ron Weasley


< "Seen your pal Hagrid lately? . . . I'm afraid he won't be a teacher much longer. Father's not very happy about my injury -"
< "Keep talking, Malfoy, and I'll give you a real injury."
< "Slice my caterpillars for me, Weasley."
~ Draco Malfoy, Ron Weasley


< "Orange, Longbottom. Orange. Tell me, boy, does anything penetrate through that thick skull of yours? Didn't you hear me say, quite clearly, that only one rat spleen was needed? Didn't I state plainly that a dash of leech juice would suffice? What do I have to do to make you understand, Longbottom?"
~ Severus Snape


< "What, Malfoy? Need something else skinned?"
~ Ron Weasley


< "Thinking of trying to catch Black single-handedly, Potter?"
< "Yeah, that's right."
< "Of course, if it was me, I'd have done something before now. I wouldn't be staying in school like a good boy, I'd be out there looking for him."
< "What are you talking about, Malfoy?" (Ron)
< "Don't you know, Potter?"
< "Know what?"
< "Maybe you'd rather not risk your neck. Want to leave it to the dementors, do you? But if it was me, I'd want revenge. I'd hunt him down myself."
< "What are you talking about?"
~ Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley; Draco hinting he knows something only his father would tell him


< "What did Malfoy mean? Why would I want revenge on Black? He hasn't done anything to me - yet."
~ Harry Potter


< "D'you get the feeling Hermione's not telling us something?"
~ Ron Weasley


< "Today's will be a practical lesson. You will need only your wands.
~ Professor Lupin


< "Loony, loopy Lupin. Loony, loopy Lupin, loony, loopy Lupin . . ."
~ Peeves the Poltergeist; hinting at Remus' "looniness" (catch my drift?)


< "Cool, sir!"
< "Thank you, Dean."
~ Dean Thomas, Professor Lupin


< "Possibly no one's warned you, Lupin, but this class contains Neville Longbottom. I would advise you not to entrust him with anything difficult. Not unless Miss Granger is hissing instructions in his ear."
~ Severus Snape; as DADA class comes into staffroom


< "So, the first question we must ask ourselves is, what is a boggart?"
< "It's a shape-shifter. It can take the shape of whatever it thinks will frighten us most."
< "Couldn't have put it better myself."
~ Professor Lupin, Hermione Granger


< "Riddikulus!"
~ Gryffindor DADA class, Professor Lupin


< "Right, Neville. First things first: what would you say is the thing that frightens you most in the world?"
< ". . .Professor Snape."
< [ laughter ]
< "Professor Snape . . . hmmm . . . Neville, I believe you live with your grandmother?"
< "Er - yes. But - I don't want the boggart to turn into her either."
< "No, no, you misunderstand me. I wonder, could you tell us what sort of clothes your grandmother usually wears?"
< "Well . . . always the same hat. A tall one with a stuffed vulture on top. And a long dress . . . green, normally . . . and sometimes a fox-fur scarf."
< "And a handbag?"
< "A big red one."
< "Right, then. Can you picture those clothes very clearly, Neville? Can you see them in your mind's eye?"
< "Yes . . ."
< "When the boggart bursts out of this wardrobe, Neville, and sees you, it will assume the form of Professor Snape. And you will raise your wand - thus - and cry 'Riddikulus' - and concentrate hard on your grandmother's clothes. If all goes well, Professor Boggart Snape will be forced into that vulture-topped hat, and that green dress, with that big red handbag."
~ Professor Lupin, Neville Longbottom


< "I wonder why Professor Lupin's frightened of crystal balls?"
~ Lavender Brown


< "That was the best Defense Against the Dark Arts lesson we've ever had, wasn't it?"
< "[Lupin] seems like a very good teacher. But I wish I could have had a turn with the boggart -"
< "What would it have been for you? A piece of homework that only got nine out of ten?"
~ Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger


Chapter Eight:
Flight of the Fat Lady


< "Look at the state of his robes. He dresses like our old house-elf."
~ Draco Malfoy; on Lupin


< "This is our last chance - my last chance - to win the Quidditch Cup. I'll be leaving at the end of the year. I'll never get another shot at it.
< >"Gryffindor hasn't won for seven years now. Okay, so we've had the worst luck in the world - injuries - then the tournament getting called off last year . . . But we also know we've got the best - ruddy - team - in the school.
< "We've got three superb Chasers. We've got two unbeatable Beaters . . ."
< "Stop it, Oliver, you're making us blush."
< "And we've got a Seeker who has never failed to win us a match! . . . And me."
< "We think you're very good, too, Oliver."
< "Spanking good Keeper."
~ Oliver Wood, George Weasley, Fred Weasley


< "I need to visit Zonko's [Joke Shop]. I'm nearly out of Stink Pellets."
~ Fred Weasley


< "Clever Crookshanks, did you catch that all by yourself?"
~ Hermione Granger; about a spider


< "OY! GET OFF, YOU STUPID ANIMAL!"
< "Ron, don't hurt him!"
< "CATCH THAT CAT!"
~ Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger


< "Crookshanks doesn't understand it's wrong! All cats chase rats, Ron!"
< "There's something funny about that animal! It heard me say that Scabbers was in my bag!"
< "Oh, what rubbish. Crookshanks could smell him, Ron, how else d'you think -"
< "That cat's got it in for Scabbers! And Scabbers was here first, and he's ill!"
~ Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley


< "Careful, Weasley, careful!"
~ Professor Sprout; on his beans


< "What's the matter, Lavender?"
< "She got a letter from home this morning. It's her rabbit, Binky. He's been killed by a fox." (Parvati)
< "Oh. I'm sorry, Lavender."
< "I should have known! You know what day it is?"
< "Er -"
< "The sixteenth of October! 'That thing you're dreading, it will happen on the sixteenth of October!' Remember? [Trelawney] was right!"
< ". . . You - you were dreading Binky being killed by a fox?"
< "Well, not necessarily by a fox, but I was obviously dreading him dying, wasn't I?"
< "Oh. . . . Was Binky an old rabbit?"
< "N - no! H - he was only a baby!"
< "But then, why would dread him dying? . . . look at it logically. I mean, Binky didn't even die today, did he? Lavender just got the news today and she can't have been dreading it, because it's come as a real shock -"
< "Don't mind Hermione, Lavender, she doesn't think other people's pets matter very much."
~ Hermione Granger, Parvati Patil, Lavender Brown, Ron Weasley at end


< "I'm sorry, Potter, but that's my word."
~ Professor McGonagall; on permitting Harry to go to Hogsmeade


< "They make a fuss about Hogsmeade, but I assure you, Harry, it's not all it's cracked up to be. All right, the sweetshop's rather good, and Zonko's Joke Shop's frankly dangerous, and yes, the Shrieking Shack's always worth a visit, but really, Harry, apart from that, you're not missing anything."
~ Ron Weasley


< "Staying here, Potter? Scared of passing the dementors?"
~ Draco Malfoy


< "What are you doing?"
< "Nothing."
< "Nothing! A likely story!"
~ Argus Filch, Harry Potter; on Harry wandering around Hogwarts


< "Cup of tea? I was just making one."
< "All right . . ."
< "Sit down. I've only got teabags, I'm afraid - but I daresay you've had enough tea leaves?"
~ Professor Lupin, Harry Potter


< "You know that day we fought the boggart?"
< "Yes . . ."
< "Why didn't you let me fight it?"
< "I would have thought it was obvious, Harry." [surprised]
< "Why?"
< "Well . . . I assumed that if the boggart faced you, it would assume the shape of Lord Voldemort. Clearly, I was wrong. . . . But I didn't think it a good idea for Lord Voldemort to materialize in the staffroom. I imagined that people would panic."
< "I didn't think of Voldemort. I - I remembered those dementors."
< "I see. Well, well . . . I'm impressed. That suggests what you fear most of all is - fear. Very wise, Harry."
~ Harry Potter, Professor Lupin


< "I was just showing Harry my grindylow."
< "Fascinating."
~ Professor Lupin, Professor Snape


< "Lupin drank it? Is he mad?"
~ Ron Weasley; on the potion Snape made for Remus


< "The dementors send their love, Potter!"
~ Draco Malfoy


< "Somebody get Professor Dumbledore. Quick."
~ Percy Weasley; after the Fat Lady was slashed to shreads


< "We need to find her. Professor McGonagall, please go to Mr. Filch at once and tell him to search every painting in the castle for the Fat Lady."
< "You'll be lucky!"
< "What do you mean, Peeves?"
< "Ashamed, Your Headship, sir. Doesn't want to be seen. She's a horrible mess. Saw her running through the landscape up on the fourth floor, sir, dodging between the trees. Crying something dreadful. Poor thing."
< "Did she say who did it?"
< "Oh, yes, Professorhead. He got very angry when she wouldn't let him in, you see. Nasty temper he's got, that Sirius Black."
~ Professor Dumbledore, Peeves


Chapter Nine:
Grim Defeat


< "Do you think Black's still in the castle?"
< "Dumbledore obviously thinks he must be."
< "It's very lucky he picked tonight, you know. The one night we weren't in the tower . . ."
< "I reckon he's lost track of time, being on the run. Didn't realize it was Halloween. Otherwise he'd have come bursting in here."
~ Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley; in the Great Hall


< "How did he get in?"
< "Maybe he knows how to Apparate. Just appear out of thin air, you know."
< "Disguised himself, probably."
< "He could've flown in."
< "Honestly, am I the only one who's ever bothered to read Hogwarts: A History?"
< "Probably. Why?"
< "Because the castle's protected by more than walls, you know. There are all sorts of enchantments on it, to stop people entering by stealth. You can't just Apparate in here. And I'd like to see the disguise that could fool those dementors. They're guarding every single entrance to the grounds. They'd have seen him fly in too. And Filch knows all the secret passages, they'll have them covered . . ."
~ Everyone, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Dean Thomas, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley


< "Headmaster? The whole of the third floor has been searched. He's not there. And Filch has done the dungeons; nothing there either."
< "What about the Astronomy tower? Professor Trelawney's room? The Owlery?"
< "All searched . . ."
< "Very well, Severus. I didn't really expect Black to linger."
< "Have you any theory as to how he got in?"
< "Many, Severus, each as unlikely as the next."
~ Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore


< "I'm afraid no dementor will cross the threshold of this school while I am headmaster."
~ Professor Dumbledore


< "He's a complete lunatic. Can't we get anyone else?"
< "None of the other pictures wanted the job. Frightened of what happened to the Fat Lady. Sir Cadogan was the only one brave enough to volunteer."
~ Seamus Finnigan, Percy Weasley


< [Harry] was now being closely watched. Teachers found excuses to walk along corridors with him, and Percy Weasley (acting, Harry suspected, on his mother's orders) was tailing him everywhere like an extremely pompous guard dog. To cap it all, Professor McGonagall summoned Harry to her office, with such a somber expression on her face Harry thought someone must have died.
< "There's no point in hiding it from you any longer, Potter. I know this will come as a shock to you, but Sirius Black -"
< "I know he's after me. I heard Ron's dad telling his mum. Mr. Weasley works for the Ministry of Magic."
< "I see! Well, in that case, Potter, you'll understand why I don't think it's a good idea for you to be practicing Quidditch in the evenings . . ."
~ Narrator, Minerva McGonagall,


< "There's nothing wrong with Malfoy's arm! He's faking it!"
< "I know that, but we can't prove that. And we've been praticing all those moves assuming we're playing Slytherin, and instead it's Hufflepuff, and their style's quite different. They've got a new Captain and Seeker, Cedric Diggory -"
< [insert giggling]
< "What?"
< "He's that tall, good-looking one, isn't he?"
< "Strong and silent."
< "He's only silent because he's too thick to string two words together. I don't know why you're worried, Oliver, Hufflepuff is a pushover. Last time we played them, Harry caught the Snitch in about five minutes, remember?"
< "We're playing in completely different conditions! Diggory's put a very strong side together! He's an excellent Seeker! I was afraid you'd take it like this! We mustn't relax! We must keep our focus! Slytherin is trying to wrong-foot us! We must win!"
< "Oliver, calm down! We're taking Hufflepuff very seriously. Seriously."
~ Harry Potter, Oliver Wood, Angelina Johnson, Katie Bell, Fred Weasley


< "He's the best Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher we've ever had."
< "You are easily satisfied. Lupin is hardly overtaxing you - I would expect first years to be able to deal with Red Caps and grindylows. Today we shall discuss - werewolves."
~ Dean Thomas, Professor Snape


< "Please, sir, the werewolf differs from the true wolf in several small ways. The snout of the werewolf -"
< "That is the second time you have spoken out of turn, Miss Granger. Five more points from Gryffindor for being an insufferable know-it-all."
< "You asked a us question and she knows the answer! Why ask if you don't want to be told?!"
< "Detention, Weasley. And if I ever hear you criticize the way I teach a class again, you will be very sorry indeed."
~ Hermione Granger, Professor Snape, Ron Weasley


< "Why couldn't Black have hidden in Snape's office, eh? He could have finished him off for us!"
~ Ron Weasley


< "You know, I reckon Ron was right about you. There are plenty of mice around this place - go and chase them. Go on. Leave Scabbers alone."
~ Harry Potter; to Crookshanks


< "Stand up and fight, you mangy cur!"
< "Oh, shut up."
~ Sir Cadogan, Harry Potter


< "Not Harry, not Harry, please not Harry!"
< "Stand aside, you silly girl . . . stand aside, now . . ."
< "Not Harry, please no, take me, kill me instead - Not Harry! Please . . . have mercy . . . have mercy . . ."

~ Lily Potter, Voldemort


< "Lucky the ground was soft."
< "I thought he was dead for sure."
< "But he didn't even break his glasses."
< "That was the scariest thing I've ever seen in my life."
~ Voices; on Harry's fall from his broom at the Quidditch match


< "What happened?"
< "You fell off. Must've been - what - fifty feet?"
< "We thought you died."
~ Harry Potter, Fred Weasley, Alicia Spinnet


< "But the match. What happened? Are we doing a replay?"
< ". . ."
< "We didn't - lose?"
< "Diggory got the Snitch. Just after you fell. He didn't realize what had happened. When he looked back and saw you on the ground, he tried to call it off. Wanted a rematch. But they won fair and square . . . even Wood admits it."
< "Where is Wood?" (Harry)
< "Still in the showers. We think he's trying to drown himself."
~ Harry Potter, George Weasley, Fred Weasley


< "Don't beat yourself up, Harry, you're still the best Seeker we've ever had."
~ Fred Weasley


< "Did someone get my Nimbus?"
< "Er -"
< "What?"
< "Well . . . when you fell off, it got blown away."
< "And?"
< "And it hit - it hit - oh, Harry - it hit the Whomping Willow."
< ". . . And?"
< "Well, you know the Whomping Willow. It - it doesn't like being hit."
~ Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley


Chapter Ten:
The Marauder's Map


< "It's not fair, he was only filling in."
< ""We don't know anything about werewolves -!"
< "- two rolls of parchment!"
< "Did you tell Professor Snape we haven't covered them yet?"
< "Yes, but he said we were really behind -"
< "- he wouldn't listen -"
< " - two rolls of parchment!"
~ Three angry students, Professor Lupin, more angry students


< "They planted the Whomping Willow the same year that I arrived at Hogwarts. People used to play a game, trying to get near enough to touch the trunk. In the end, a boy called Davey Gudgeon nearly lost an eye, and we were forbidden to go near it. No broomstick would have a chance."
~ Remus Lupin


< "Did you hear about the dementors . . .?"
< "Yes, I did. I don't think any of us have seen Professor Dumbledore that angry. They have been growing restless for some time . . . furious at his refusal to let them inside the grounds . . . I suppose they were the reason you fell?"
< "Yes. . . . Why? Why do they affect me like that. Am I just -?"
< "It has nothing to do with weakness. The dementors affect you worse than others because there are horrors in your past life that others don't have.
< "Dementors are among the foulest creatures that walk this earth. They infest the darkest, filthiest places, they glory in decay and despair, they drain peace, hope, and happiness out of the air around them. Even Muggles feel their presence, though they can't see them. Get to near a dementor and every good feeling, every happy memory will be sucked out of you. If it can, the dementor will feed on you long enough to reduce you to something like itself . . . soulless and evil. You'll be left with nothing but the worst experiences of your life. And the worst that happened to you, Harry, is enough to make anyone fall off their broom. You have nothing to be ashamed of."
~ Harry Potter, Professor Lupin


< "Azkaban must be terrible."
< "The fortress is set on a tiny island, way out to sea, but they don't need walls and water to keep the prisoners in, not when they're all trapped inside their own heads, incapable of a single cheerful thought. Most of them go mad within weeks."
< "But Sirius Black escaped from them. He got away . . ."
~ Harry Potter, Professor Lupin


< "Psst - Harry!"
< "What are you doing? How come you're not going to Hogsmeade?"
< "We've come to give you a bit of festive cheer before we go."
< "Early Christmas present."
< [ Harry shown a piece of parchment ]
< "What's that supposed to be?"
< "This, Harry, is the secret of our success."
< "It's a wrench, giving it to you, but we decided last night, your need's greater than ours."
< "Anyway, we know it by heart. We bequeath it to you. We don't really need it anymore."
< "And what do I need with a bit of old parchment?"
< "A bit of old parchment! . . . Explain, George."
< "Well, when we were in our first year, Harry - young, carefree, and innocent - well, more innocent than we are now - we got into a spot of bother with Filch."
< "We let off a Dungbomb in the corridor and it upset him for some reason -"
< "So he hauled us off to his office and started threatening us with the usual -"
< "- detention -"
< "- disembowelment -"
< "- and we couldn't help noticing a drawer in one of his filing cabinets marked Confiscated and Highly Dangerous."
< "Don't tell me -" (Harry)
< "Well, what would you've done? George caused a diversion by dropping another Dungbomb, I whipped the drawer open, and grabbed - this."
< "It's not as bad as it sounds, you know. We don't reckon Filch ever found out how to work it. He probably suspected what it was, though, or he wouldn't have confiscated it."
< "And you know how to work it?"
< "Oh, yes. This little beauty's taught us more than all the teachers in the school."
~ George Weasley, Harry Potter, Fred Weasley


< "You're winding me up."
< "Oh, are we?"
~ Harry Potter, George Weasley


< "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."
~ password to reveal the Marauder's Map


Messrs. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs
Purveyors of Aids of Magical Mischief-Makers are proud to present

The Marauder's Map

~ the Marauder's Map


< "Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs. We owe them so much."
< "Noble men, working tirelessly to help a new generation of lawbreakers."
~ George Weasley, Fred Weasley


< "Don't forget to wipe [the map] after you've used it -"
< "- or anyone can read it."
< "Just tap it again and say, 'Mischief managed!' And it'll go blank."
< "So, young Harry, mind you behave yourself."
~ George Weasley, Fred Weasley


< There were shelves upon shelves of the most succulent-looking sweets imaginable. Creamy chunks of nougat, shimmering pink squares of coconut ice, fat, honey-colored toffees; hundreds of different kinds of chocolate in neat rows; there was a large barrel of Every Flavor Beans, and another of Fizzing Whizbees, the levitating sherbert balls that Ron had mentioned; along yet another wall were "Special Effects" sweets: Droobles Best Blowing Hum (which filled a room with bluebell-coloured bubbles that refused to pop for days), the strange, splintery Toothflossing Stringmints, tiny black Pepper Imps ("breathe fire for your friends!"), Ice Mice ("here your teeth chatter and squeak!"), peppermint creams shaped like toads ("hop realistically in the stomach!"), fragile sugar-spin quills, and exploding bonbons.
~ Narrator; on Honeydukes


< Harry! What are you doing here? How - how did you -?"
< "Wow! You've learned how to Apparate!"
~ Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley


< "How come Fred and George never gave it to me! I'm their brother!"
< "Harry isn't going to keep it! He's going to hand it in to Professor McGonagall, aren't you, Harry?"
< "No, I'm not!"
< "Are you mad? Hand in something that good?"
~ Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Harry Potter


----- By Order Of -----
The Ministry of Magic

< Customers are reminded that until further notice, dementors will be patrolling the streets of Hogsmeade every night after sundown. This measure has been put in place for the safety of Hogsmeade residents and will be lifted upon the recapture of Sirius Black. It is therefore advisable that you completely your shopping well before nightfall.
< Merry Christmas!

~ Notice posted in Hogsmeade


< "Seen the Fizzing Whizbees, Harry? And the Jelly Slugs? And the Acid Pops? Fred gave me one of those when I was seven - it burnt right through my tongue. I remember Mum walloping him with her broomstick."
~ Ron Weasley


< "A small gillywater -"
< "Mine."
< "Four pints of mulled mead -"
< "Ta, Rosmerta."
< "A cherry syrup and soda with ice and umbrella -"
< "Mmm!"
~ Madam Rosmerta, McGonagall, Hagrid, Professor Flitwick


< "So, what brings you to this neck of the woods, Minister?"
< "What else, m'dear, but Sirius Black? I daresay you heard what happened up at the school at Halloween?"
< "I did hear a rumour."
< "Did you tell the whole pub, Hagrid?"
< ". . ."
< "Do you know, I still have trouble believing it. Of all the people to go over to the Dark Side, Sirius Black was the last I'd have thought . . . I mean, I remember him when he was a boy at Hogwarts. If you'd told me then what he was going to become, I'd have said you'd had too much mead."
~ Madam Rosmerta, Cornelius Fudge, Professor McGonagall, Rosmerta


< "The worst [Black] did isn't widely known."
< "The worst? Worse than murdering all those poor people, you mean?"
< "I certainly do."
< "I can't believe that. What could possible be worse?"
< "You say you remember him at Hogwarts, Rosmerta? Do you remember who his best friend was?"
< "Naturally. Never saw one without the other, did you? The number of times I had them in here - ooh, they used to make me laugh. Quite the double act, Sirius Black and James Potter!"
~ Cornelius Fudge, Madam Rosmerta, Fudge, Professor McGonagall, Rosmerta


< "Black and Potter. Ringleaders of their little gang. Both very bright, of course - exceptionally bright, in fact - but I don't think we've ever had such a pair of trouble makers -"
< "I dunno. Fred and George Weasley could give 'em a run for their money."
~ Professor McGonagall, Hagrid


< "You'd have thought Black and Potter were brothers. Inseperable!"
< "Of course they were. Potter trusted Black beyond all his other friends. Nothing changed when they left school. Black was best man when James married Lily. Then they named him godfather to Harry,. Harry was no idea, of course. You can imagine how the idea would torment him."
< "Because Black turned out to be in leaguw with You-Know-Who?"
< "Worse even than that, m'dear . . . Not many people are aware that the Potters knew You-Know-Who was after them. Dumbledore, who was of course working tirelessly against You-Know-Who, had a number of usueful spies. One of them tipped him off, and he alerted James and Lily at once . . . You-Know-Who wasn't an easy person to hide from. Dumbledore told them their best chance was the Fidelius Charm."
< "How does that work?"
< "An immensely complex spell, involving the magical concealment of a secret inside a single, living soul. The information is hidden inside the chosen person, or Secret-Keeper, and is henceforth impossible to find - unless, of course, the Secret-Keeper chooses to divulge it. As long as the Secret-Keeper refused to speak, You-Know-Who could search the village where Lily and James were staying for years and never find them, no even if he had his nose pressed against their sitting room window!"
~ Professor Flitwick, Cornelius Fudge, Madam Rosmerta, end with Flitwick


< "So Black was the Potters' Secret-Keeper?"
< "Naturally. James Potter told Dumbledore that Black would die rather than tell where they were, that Black was planning to go into hiding himself . . . and yet, Dumbledore remained worried. I remember him offering to be the Potters' Secret-Keeper himself. . . . He was sure that somebody close to the Potters had been keeping You-Know-Who informed of their movements. Indeed, he had suspected for some time that someone on our side had turned traitor and was passing a lot of information to You-Know-Who."
< "But James Potter insisted on using Black?" (Rosmerta)
< "He did. And then, barely a week after the Fidelius Charm had been performed -"
< "Black betrayed them . . ."
~ Madam Rosmerta, Professor McGonagall, Cornelius Fudge


< "Filthy, stinkin' turncoat!"
< "Shh!"
< "I met him! I musta bin the last ter see him before he killed all them people! It was me what rescued Harry from Lily an' James's house after they was killed! Jus' got him outta the ruins, poor little thing, with a great slash across his forehead, an' his parents dead . . . an' Sirius Black turns up, on that flyin' motorbike he used ter ride. Never occurred ter me what he was doin' there. I didn't know he'd bin Lily an' James's Secret-Keeper. Thought he'd jus' heard the news o' You-Know-Who's attack an' come ter see what he could do. White an' shakin', he was. An' yeh know what I did? I COMFORTED THE MURDERIN' TRAITOR!"
< "Hagrid, please! Keep your voice down!"
< "How was I ter know he wasn' upset abou' Lily an' James? It was You-Know-Who he cared abou'! An' then he says, 'Give Harry ter me, Hagrid, I'm his godfather, I'll look after him -' Ha! But I'd had me orders from Dumbledore, an' I told Black no, Dumbledore said Harry was ter go ter his aunt an' uncle's. Black argued, but in the end he gave in. Told me ter take his motorbike ter get Harry there. 'I won't need it anymore,' he says.
< "But what if I'd given Harry to him, eh? I bet he'd've pitched him off the bike halfway out ter sea. His bes' friends' son! But when a wizard goes over ter the Dark Side, there's notin' and no one that matters to 'em anymore . . ."
~ Hagrid, Professor McGonagall


< "It was not [the Ministry] who found him. It was little Peter Pettigrew - another of the Potters' friends. Maddened by grief, no doubt, and knowing that Black had been the Potters' Secret-Keeper, he went after Black himself."
< "Pettigrew . . . that fat little boy who was always tagging around after them at Hogwarts?"
< "Hero-worshipped Black and Potter. Never quite in their league, talent-wise. I was often rather sharp with him. You can imagine how I - how I regret that now . . ."
~ Cornelius Fudge, Madam Rosmerta, Professor McGonagall


< "Pettigrew died a hero's death. Eyewitnesses - Muggles, of course, we wiped their memories later - told us how Pettigrew cornered Black. They say he was sobbing, 'Lily and James, Sirius! How could you?' And then he went for his wand. Well, of course, Black was quicker. Blew Pettigrew to smirthereens . . .
< "I was Junior Minister in the Department of Magical Catastrophes at the time, and I was one of the first on the scene after Black murdered all those people. I - I will never forget it. I still dream about it sometimes. A crater in the middle of the street so deep it had cracked the sewer below. Bodies everywhere. Muggles screaming. And Black standing there laughing, with what was left of Pettigrew in front of him . . . a heap of bloodstained robes and a few - a few fragments . . ."
~ Cornelius Fudge


< "Is it true he's mad, Minister?"
< "I wish I could say that he was. I certainly believe his master's defeat unhinged him for a while. The murder of Pettigrew and all those Muggles was the action of a cornered and desperate man - cruel . . . pointless. Yet I met Black on my last inspection of Azkaban. You know, most of the prisoners in there sit muttering to themselves in the dark; there's no sense in them . . . but I was shocked at how normal Black seemed. He spoke quite rationally to me. It was unnerving. You'd have thought he was merely bored - asked if I'd finished with my newspaper, cool as you please, said he missed doing the crossword."
~ Madam Rosmerta, Cornelius Fudge


Chapter Eleven:
The Fire Bolt


< "It has happened, my Lord . . . the Potters have made me their Secret-Keeper . . ."
~ what Harry believes Black told Voldemort


< "Harry, you - you look terrible."
~ Hermione Granger (I believe)


< "D'you know what I see and hear every time a dementors gets too near me? . . . I can hear my mum screaming and pleading Voldemort. And if you'd heard your mum screaming like that, just about to be killed, you wouldn't forget it in a hurry. And if you found out someone who was supposed to be a friend of hers betrayed her and sent Voldemort after her -"
< "There's nothing you can do! The dementors will catch Black and he'll go back to Azkaban and - and serve him right!"
< "You heard what Fudge said. Black isn't affected by Azkaban like normal peple are. It's not a punishment for him like it is for the others."
< "So what are you saying? You want to - to kill Black or something?"
< "Don't be silly. Harry doesn't want to kill anyone, do you, Harry?"
~ Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley


< "Malfoy knows. Remember what he said to me in Potions? 'If it was me, I'd hunt him down myself . . . I'd want revenge.'"
< "You're going to take Malfoy's advice instead of ours? Listen . . . you know what Pettigrew's mother got back after Black had finished with him? Dad told me - the Order of Merlin, First Class, and Pettigrew's finger in a box. That was the biggest bit of him they could find. Black's a madman, Harry, and he's dangerous -"
< "Malfoy's dad must have told him. He was right in Voldemort's inner circle - "
< "Say You-Know-Who, will you?"
< "- so obviously, the Malfoys knew Black was working for Voldemort -"
< "- and Malfoy'd love to see you blown in about a million pieces, like Pettigrew! Get a grip, Malfoy's just hoping you'll get yourself killed before he has play you at Quidditch."
~ Harry Potter, Ron Weasley


< "Stand and fight, you yellow-bellied mongrels!"
~ Sir Cadogan


< "I couldn' leave [Buckbeak] tied up out there in the snow! All on his own! At Christmas."
~ Hagrid


< "An' them dementors make me feel ruddy terrible an' all. Gotta walk past 'em ev'ry time I want a drink in the Three Broomsticks. 'S like bein' back in Azkaban . . ."
< "Is it awful in there, Hagrid?"
< "Yeh've no idea. Never bin anywhere like it. Thought I was goin' mad. Kep' goin' over horrible stuff in me mind . . . the day I got expelled from Hogwarts . . . day me dad died . . . day I had ter let Norbert go . . .
< "Yeh can' really remember who yeh are after a while. An' yeh can't see the point o' livin' at all. I used ter hope I'd jus' die in my sleep . . . When they let me out, it was like bein' born again, ev'ry thin' came floodin' back, it was the bes' feelin' in the world."
~ Hagrid, Hermione Granger


< "Oy! Presents! Another sweater from Mum . . . maroon again . . . see if you've got one."
< [ spotting long, thin package ]
< "What's that?"
< "Dunno . . . (gasp) . . . I don't believe it."
< "Who sent it to you?"
< "Look and see if there's a card."
< "Nothing! Blimey, who'd spend that much on you?"
< "Well . . . I'm betting it wasn't the Dursleys."
~ Ron Weasley, Harry Potter; on Harry's new Firebolt


< "Hey, Harry - Malfoy! Wait till he sees you on this! He'll be sick as a pig!"
~ Ron Weasley


< "Well . . . who'd send Harry something as expensive as that, and not even tell him they'd sent it?"
< "Who cares? Listen, Harry, can I have a go on it? Can I?"
< "I don't think anyone should ride that broom just yet!"
< "What d'you think Harry's going to do with it - sweep the floor?"
~ Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley


< "He's not looking too good, is he?"
< "It's stress! He'd be fine if that big stupid furball left him alone!"
~ Harry Potter, Ron Weasley; on Scabbers


< ". . . where is dear Professor Lupin?"
< "I'm afraid the poor fellow is ill again. Most unfortunate that it should happen on Christmas Day."
< "But surely you already knew that, Sibyll?"
~ Professors Dumbledore, McGonagall, Trelawney


< ". . . one does not parade the fact that one is All-Knowing. I frequently act as though I am not possessed of the Inner Eye, so as not to make others nervous."
< "That explains a great deal."
< "If you must know, Minerva, I have seen that poor Professor Lupin will not be with us for very long. He seems aware, himself, that his time his short. He positively fled when I offered to crystal gaze for him."
< "Imagine that."
~ Professor Trelawney, McGonagall


< "My dears! Which of you left his seat first? Which?"
< "Dunno . . ."
< "I doubt it will make much difference, unless a mad axe-man is waiting outside the doors to slaughter the first into the entrance hall."
~ Trelawney, Ron Weasley, McGonagall


< "Merry - hic - Christmas! Password?"
< "Scurvy cur."
< "And the same to you, sir!"
~ Sir Cadogan, Ron Weasley


< "So that's it, is it? Miss Granger has just informed me that you have been sent a broomstick, Potter. May I? . . . Hmm. And there was no note at all, Potter? No card? No message of any kind?"
< "No . . ."
< "I see . . . Well, I'm afraid I will have to take this, Potter."
< "W - what? Why?"
< "It will need to be checked for jinxes. Of course, I'm no expert, but I daresay Madam Hooch and Professor Flitwick will strip it down -"
< "Strip it down?" (Ron, outraged)
< "It shouldn't take more than a few weeks. You will have it back if we are sure it is jinx-free."
< "There's nothing wrong with it! Honestly, Professor -"
< "You can't know that, Potter, not until you've flown it, at any rate, and I'm afraid that is out of the question until we are dcertain that it has not been tampered with. I shall keep you informed."
~ Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley


< "What did you go running to McGonagall for?"
< "Because I thought - and Professor McGonagall agrees with me - that that broom was probably sent to Harry by Sirius Black!"
~ Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger


Chapter Twelve:
The Patronus


< ". . . have you ordered a new broom yet?"
< "No."
< "What! You'd better get a move on, you know - you can't ride the Shooting Star against Ravenclaw!"
< "He got a Firebolt for Christmas." (Ron)
< "A Firebolt? No! Seriously? A - a real Firebolt?:
< "Don't get excited, Oliver. I haven't got it anymore. It was confiscated. . . . Sirius Black. He's supposed to be after me. So McGonagall reckons he might have sent it."
< ". . . I'll go and talk to her, Harry. I'll make her see reason. . . . A Firebolt . . . a real Firebolt, on our team . . . She wants Gryffindor to win as much as we do. . . . I'll make her see sense. A Firebolt . . ."
~ Oliver Wood, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley


< "Still looks ill, doesn't he? What d'you reckon's the matter with him?"
< " - tuh -"
< "And what are you tutting at us for?"
< "Nothing."
< "Yes, you were. I said I wonder what's wrong with Lupin, and you -"
< "Well, isn't it obvious?"
~ Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger


< "The spell I am going to try and teach you is highly advanced magic, Harry - well beyond Ordinary Wizarding Level. It is called the Patronus Charm."
~ Professor Remus J. Lupin


< "Not Harry! Not Harry! Please - I'll do anything -"
< "Stand aside. Stand aside, girl!"

~ Lily Potter, Voldemort


< "Lily, take Harry and go! It's him! Go! Run! I'll hold him off -"
< The sounds of someone stumbling from a room - a door bursting open - a cackle of high pitched laughter . . .

~ James Potter, narrator


< "I heard my dad. That's the first time I've ever heard him - he tried to take on Voldemort himself, to give my mum time to run for it . . ."
< "You heard James?"
< "Yeah . . . Why - you didn't know my dad, did you?
< "I - I did, as a matter of fact. We were friends at a Hogwarts . . ."
~ Harry Potter, Remus Lupin


< "Eat the lot, or Madam Pomfrey will be after my blood."
~ Professor Lupin; to Harry on chocolate


< "Professor Lupin? If you knew my dad, you must've known Sirius Black as well."
< "What gives you that idea?" [sharply]
< "Nothing - I mean, I just knew they were friends at Hogwarts, too . . ."
< ". . . Yes, I knew him. Or I thought I did."
~ Harry Potter, Professor Lupin


< "They're dead. They're dead and listening to echoes of them won't bring them back."
~ Harry Potter; to himself about parents


< "Bad news, Harry. I've just been to see Professor McGonagall about the Firebolt. She - er - got a bit shirty with me. Told me I'd got my priorities wrong. Seemed to think I care more about winning the Cup than I do about you staying alive. Just because I told her I didn't care if it threw you off, as long as you caught the Snitch first. Honestly, the way she was yelling at me . . . you'd think I'd said something terrible.
~ Oliver Wood


< "What's under a dementor's hood?"
< "Hmmm . . . well, the only people who really know are in no condition to tell us. You see, the dementor lowers its hood only to use its last and worst weapon."
< "What' that?"
< "They call it the Dementor's Kiss. It's what dementors do to tose they wish to destroy utterly. I supposed there must be some kind of mouth under there, because they clamp their jaws upon the mouth of the victim - and suck out his soul. . . . It's the fate that awaits Sirius Black."
~ Harry Potter, Professor Lupin


< "Do watch where you're going, Potter!"
< "Sorry, Professor -"
< "I've just been looking for you in the Gryffindor common room. Well, here it [the Firebolt] is, we've done everything we could think of, and there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with it at all. You've got a very good friend somewhere, Potter . . ."
< "I can have it back? Seriously?"
< "Seriously. I daresay you'll need to get the feel of it before Saturday's match, won't you? And Potter - dotry and win, won't you? Or we'll be out of the running for eighth year in a row, as Professor Snape was kind enough to remind me only last night . . ."
~ Professor McGonagall, Harry Potter


< "I wrote [the passwords] down! But I must've dropped them somewhere!"
< "A likely tale!"
~ Neville Longbottom, Sir Cadogan


< "Good even, my fine young yeomen! Come clap this loon in irons. He is trying to force entry to the chambers within!"
< "Oh, shut up."
< "I've lost the passwords! I made him tell me what passwords he was going to use this week, because he keeps changing them, and now I don't know what I've done with them!"
~ Sir Cadogan, Ron Weasley, Neville Longbottom


< "LOOK! LOOK!"
< "Ron, what -?"
< "SCABBERS! LOOK! SCABBERS! BLOOD! HE'S GONE! AND YOU KNOW WHAT WAS ON THE FLOOR?"
~ Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger; Ron, enraged, on finding suspicious ginger cat hairs


Chapter Thirteen:
Gryffindor Versus Ravenclaw


< "Pkay, side with Ron, I knew you would! First the Firebolt, now Scabbers, everything's my fault, isn't it! Just leave me alone, Harry, I've got a lot of work to do!"
~ Hermione Granger


< "Come on, Ron, you were always saying how boring Scabbers was. And he's been off-colour for ages, he was wasting away. It was probably better for him to snuff it quickly - one swallow - he probably didn't feel a thing."
< "Fred!"
< "All he did was eat and sleep, Ron, you said it yourself."
< "He bit Goyle for us once! Remember, Harry?"
< "Yeah, that's true."
< "His finest hour. Let the scar on Gole's finger stand as the lasting tribute to his memory."
~ Fred Weasley, Ginny Weasley, George Weasley, Ron Weasley, Harry Potter, Fred


< "Er - Madam Hooch? Is it okay if Harry has the Firebolt back?"
~ Oliver Wood; to Hooch who was admiring the broom for a rather long time


< "Now, now, Penny, no sabotage! Penelope and I have got a bet on. Ten Galleons on the outcome of the match. [hushed voice] Harry - make sure you win. I haven't got ten Galleons."
~ Percy Weasley


< "Sure you can manage that broom, Potter?"
< "Yeah, I reckon so."
< "Got plenty of special features, hasn't it? Shame it doesn't come with a parachute - in case you get too near a dementor."
< "Pity you can't attach an extra arm to ours, Malfoy. Then it could catch the Snitch for you."
~ Draco Malfoy, Harry Potter


< "They're off, and the big excitement this match is the Firebolt that Harry Potter is flying for Gryffindor. According to Which Broomstick, the Firebolt's going to be the broom of choice for the national teams at this year's World Championship -"
< "Jordan, would you mind telling us what's going on in the match?"
< "Right you are, Professor - just giving a bit of background information - the Firebolt, incidentally, has a built-in autobrake and -"
< "Jordan!"
~ Lee Jordan, Professor McGonagall


< "Gryffindor leads by eighty points to zero, and look at the Firebolt go! Potter's really putting it through its paces now, see it turn - Chang's Comet is just not match for it, the Firebolt's precision-balance is really noticeable in these long -"
< "JORDAN! ARE YOU BEING PAID TO ADVERTISE FIREBOLS? GET ON WITH THE COMMENTARY!"
~ Lee Jordan, Professor McGonagall


< "HARRY, THIS IS NO TIME TO BE A GENTLEMEN! KNOCK HER OFF HER BROOM IF YOU HAVE TO!"
~ Oliver Wood; on Ravenclaw Seeker Cho Chang


< "Expecto patronum!"
~ Harry Potter


< "That's my boy!"
< "Yes!"
< "Well done, Harry! Ten Galleons to me! Must find Penelope, excuse me -"
< "Good for you, Harry!"
< "Ruddy brilliant!"
~ Oliver Wood, Ron Weasley, Percy Weasley, Seamus Finnigan, Hagrid


< "That was quite some patronus."
~ Professor Lupin


< "With a little help from Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs . . ."
~ Fred Weasley


< "Come on, Hermione, come and have some food."
< "I can't, Harry. I've still got four hundred and twenty-two pages to read! Anyway . . . He doesn't want me to join in."
~ Harry Potter, Hermione Granger


< "If Scabbers hadn't just been eaten, he could have had some of those Fudge Flies. He used to really like them -"
< "Can't you give her a break?"
< "No. If she just acted like she was sorry - but she'll never admit she's wrong, Hermione. She's still acting like Scabbers has gone on vacation or something."
~ Ron Weasley, Harry Potter


< "AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"
~ Ron Weasley


< "What's going on?"
< "Black! Sirius Black! With a knife!"
< "What?"
< "Here! Just now! Slashed the curtains! Woke me up!"
< "You sure you weren't dreaming, Ron?"
< "Look at the curtains! I tell you, he was here!"
~ Seamus Finnigan, Ron Weasley, someone then answered by Ron, Dean Thomas


< "Who shouted?"
< "What're you doing?"
< "Are you sure you weren't dreaming, Ron?"
< "I'm telling you, I saw him!"
< "What's all the noise?"
< "Professor McGonagall told us to go to bed!"
< "Excellent, are we carrying on?"
< "Everyone back upstairs!"
< "Perce - Sirius Black! In our dormitory! With a knife! Woke me up!"
< ". . ."
< "Nonesense! You had too much to eat, Ron - had a nightmare -"
< "I'm telling you -"
< "Now, really, enough's enough! I'm delighted that Gryffindor won the match, but this is getting ridiculous! Percy, I expected better of you!"
< "I certainly didn't authorize this, Professor! I was just telling them all to get back to bed! My brother Ron here had a nightmare -"
< "IT WASN'T A NIGHTMARE! PROFESSOR, I WOKE UP, AND SIRIUS BLACK WAS STANDING OVER ME, HOLDING A KNIFE!"
~ Three people, Ron Weasley, fourth & fifth year students, Fred Weasley, Percy Weasley, rolls into Professor McGonagall


< "Sir Cadogan, did you just let a man enter Gryffindor Tower?"
< "Certainly, good lady!"
< "You - you did? But - but the password!"
< "He had 'em! Had the whole week's, my lady! Read 'em off a little piece of paper!"
~ Sir Cadogan, Professor McGonagall


Chapter Fourteen:
Snape's Grudge


< ". . . I was asleep, and I heard this ripping noise, and I thought it was in my dream, you know? But then there was this draft . . . I woke up and one side of the hangings on my bed had been pulled down . . . I rolled over . . . and I saw him standing over me . . . like a skeleton, with loads of filthy hair . . . holding this great long knife, must've been twelve inches . . . and he looked at me, and I looked at him, and then I yelled, and he scampered."
~ Ron Weasley


< "Why, though? Why did he run?"
~ Ron Weasley; on Sirius Black


< Neville was in total disgrace. Professor McGonagall was so furious with him she had banned him from all future Hogsmeade visits, given him a detention, and forbidden anyone to give him the password into the tower. Poor Neville was forced to wait outside the common room every night for somebody to let him in, while the security trolls leered unpleasantly at him.
~ Narrator


< "I got somethin' ter discuss with you two."
< "What?"
< "Hermione."
< "What about her?" (Ron)
< "She's in a righ' state, that's what. She's bin comin' down ter visit me a lot since Chris'mas. Bin feelin' lonely. Firs' yeh weren' talking to her because o' the Firebolt, now ter not talkin' to her because her cat -"
< "- ate Scabbers!"
< "Because her cat acted like all cats do. She's cried a fair few time, yeh know. Goin' through a rough time at the moment. Bitten off more'n she can chew, if yeh ask me, all the work she's tryin' to do. Still found time ter help me with Buckbeak's case, mind . . . She's found some really good stuff fer me . . . reckon he'll stand a good chance now. . . ."
< "Hagrid, we should've helped - sorry . . ." (Harry)
< "I'm not blamin' yeh! Gawd knows yeh've had enough ter be getting' on with. I've seen yeh practicin' Quidditch ev'ry hour o' the day an' night, but I gotta tell yeh, I thought you two'd value yer friend more'n broomsticks or rats. Tha's all."
~ Hagrid, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley


< "Really upset, she was, when Black nearly stabbed yeh, Ron. She's got her heart in the right place, Hermione has, an' you two not talkin' to her -"
< "If she'd just get rid of that cat, I'd speak to her again! But she's still sticking up for it! It's a maniac, and she won't hear a word against it!"
< "Ah, well, people can be a bit stupid abou' their pets."
~ Hagrid, Ron Weasley


< "Hogsmeade, next weekend! What d'you reckon?"
< "Well, Filch hasn't done anything about the passage into Honeydukes. . . ."
< "Harry! Harry, if you go into Hogsmeade again . . . I'll tell Professor McGonagall about that map!"
< "Can you hear someone talking, Harry?"
< "Ron, how can you let him go with you? After what Sirius Black nearly did to you! I mean it, I'll tell -"
< "So now you're trying to get Harry expelled! Haven't you done enough damage this year?"
~ Ron Weasley, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger


< "And what are you two doing here? An odd place to meet -"
< "We're not - meeting here. We just - met here."
< "Indeed? You have a habit of turning up in unexpected places, Potter, and you are very rarely there for no good reason . . ."
~ Professor Snape, Harry Potter; on why Harry and Neville were by the witch statue


< "What the -? What was that? Who did that?"
< "Very haunted up here, isn't it?"
~ Draco Malfoy, Ron Weasley; after Harry threw mud into Draco's "silver-blonde hair"


< "Mr. Malfoy has just been to see me with a strange story, Potter. He tells me that he was up by the Shrieking Shack when he ran into Weasley - apparently alone. . . . Mr. Malfoy states that he was standing talking to Weasley, when a large amount of mud hit him in the back of the head. How do you that could have happened."
< "I don't know, Professor."
< "Mr. Malfoy then saw an extraordinary apparition. Can you imagine what it might have been, Potter?"
< "No . . ."
< "It was your head, Potter. Floating in mid air."
< ". . ."
~ Professor Snape, Harry Potter


< "How extraordinarily like your father you are, Potter. He too was exceedingly arrogant. A small amount of talent on the Quidditch field made him think he was a cut above the rest of us, too. Strutting around the place with his friends and admirers . . . The resemblance between you is uncanny."
< "My dad didn't strut. And neither do I."
~ Professor Snape, Harry Potter


< "Your father didn't set much store by rules either. Rules were for lesser mortals, not Quidditch Cup-winners. His head was so swollen -"
< "SHUT UP!"
~ Professor Snape, Harry Potter


< "What did you say to me, Potter?"
< "I said shut up about my dad! I know the truth, all right? He saved your life! Dumbledore told me! You wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for my dad!"
< "And did the headmaster tell you the circumstances in which your father saved my life? Or did he consider the details too unpleasant for precious Potter's delicate ears?"
~ Professor Snape, Harry Potter


< "Show yourself! Professor Severus Snape, master of this school, commands you to yield the information you conceal!"
< >"Mr. Moony presents his compliments to Professor Snape and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business."
< >"Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Moony, and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git."
< >"Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor."
< >"Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball."

~ Severus Snape, the Marauders


< "Well? This parchment is plainly full of Dark Magic. This is supposed to be your area of expertise, Lupin. Where do you imagine Potter got such a thing?"
< "Full of Dark Magic? Do you really think so, Severus? It looks to me as though it is merely a piece of parchment that insults anybody who reads it. Childish, but surely not dangerous? I imagine Harry got it from a joke shop -"
< "Indeed? You think a joke shop could supply him with such a thin? You don't think it more likely that he got it directly from the manufacturers?"
~ Severus Snape, Remus Lupin


< "Professor, I -"
< "I don't want to hear explanations. I happen to know that this map was confiscated by Mr. Filch many years ago. Yes, I know it's a map. I don't want to know how it fell into your possession. I am, however, that you didn't hand it in. Particularly after what happened the last time a student left information about the castle lying around. And I can't let you have it back, Harry."
< "Why did Snape think I'd got it from the manufacturers?"
< "Because . . . because these mapmakers would have wanted to lure you out of school. They'd think it extremely entertaining."
< "Do you know them?"
< "We've met."
~ Moony a.k.a. Professor Lupin, Harry Potter


Chapter Fifteen:
The Quidditch Final


< "Look at him blubber! Have you ever seen quite as pathetic? And he's supposed to be our teacher!"
~ Draco Malfoy; just before Hermione smacked him


< "Don't you dare call Hagrid pathetic, you foul - you evil -"
~ Hermione Granger; very irate


< "You know what, Hermione? I reckon you're cracking up. You're trying to do too much."
< "No, I'm not!"
~ Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger


< "I have decided to introduce the crystal ball a little earlier than I had planned. The fates have informed me that your examination in June will concern the Orb, and I am anxious to give you sufficient practice."
< "Well, honestly . . . ‘the fates have informed her' . . . who sets the exam? She does! What an amazing prediction!"
~ Professor Trelawney, Hermione Granger


< "Would anyone like me to help them interpret the shadowy portents within their Orb?"
< "I don't need help. It's obvious what this means. There's going to be loads of fog tonight."
~ Professor Trelawney, Ron Weasley


< "You are disturbing the clairvoyant vibrations!"
~ Professor Trelawney


< Ron had taken responsibility for Buckbeak's appeal. When he wasn't doing his own work, he was poring over enormously thick volumes with names like The Handbook of Hippogriff Psychology and Fowl or Foul? A Study of Brutality. He was so absorbed, he even forgot to be horrible to Crookshanks.
~ Narrator


< "I can't work. I can't concentrate."
~ Hermione Granger


< "And here are the Gryffindors! Potter, Bell, Johnson, Spinnet, Weasley, Weasley, and Wood. Widely acknowledged as the best team Hogwarts has seen in a good few years -"
< "Boo . . ."
< "And here come the Slytherin team, led by Captain Flint. He's made some changes in the lineup and seems to be going for size rather than skill . . ."
< "Boooo . . ."
~ Lee Jordan, Slytherins


< "THIRTY - ZERO! TAKE THAT YOU DIRTY, CHEATING -"
< "Jordan, if you can't commentate in an unbiased way -!"
< "I'm telling it like it is, Professor!"
~ Lee Jordan, Professor McGonagall


< "YOU DO NOT ATTACK THE KEEPER UNLESS THE QUAFFLE IS WITHIN THE SCORING AREA! Penalty! Penalty to Gryffindor! I've never seen such tactics!"
< "YOU CHEATING SCUM! YOU FILTHY, CHEATING B -"
~ Madam Hooch, Lee Jordan


< "Get out of it, Potter!"
~ Draco Malfoy; on Harry blocking him in Quidditch


< "Yeh beat ‘em, Harry, yeh beat ‘em! Wait till I tell Buckbeak!"
~ Hagrid; on Gryffindor winning the Quidditch Cup


Chapter Sixteen:
Professor Trelawney's Prediction


< "Have either of you seen my copy of Numerology and Gramatica?"
< "Oh, yeah, I borrowed it for a bit of bedtime reading."
~ Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley


< "Have either of you seen anything in a crystal ball?"
< "Nope."
~ Neville Longbottom, Ron Weasley; on their coming Divination exam


< "What did she ask? Was it okay?"
< "She says the crystal ball's told her that if I tell you, I'll have a terrible accident!"
< "That's convenient."
~ Divination class, Neville Longbottom, Ron Weasley


< "Well. What do you see?"
< "Er - a dark shape . . . um . . ."
< "What does it resemble? Think, now . . ."
< "A hippogriff."
< "Indeed! My boy, you may well be seeing the outcome of poor Hagrid's trouble with the Ministry of Magic! Look closer . . . Does the hippogriff appear to . . . have its head?"
< "Yes."
< "Are you sure? Are you quite sure, dear? You don't see it writhing on the ground, perhaps, and a shadowy figure raising an axe behind it?"
< "No!"
< "No blood? No weeping Hagrid?"
< "No! It looks fine, it's - flying away . . ."
~ Professor Trelawney, Harry Potter


< "IT WILL HAPPEN TONIGHT."
< "S - sorry?"
< "THE DARK LORD LIES ALONE AND FRIENDLESS, ABANDONED BY HIS FOLLOWERS. HIS SERVENT HAS BEEN CHAINED THESE TWELVE YEARS. TONIGHT, BEFORE MIDNIGHT . . . THE SERVANT WILL BREAK FREE AND SET OUT TO REJOIN HIS MASTER. THE DARK LORD WILL RISE AGAIN WITH HIS SERVANT'S AID, GREATER AND MORE TERRIBLE THAN EVER HE WAS. TONIGHT . . . BEFORE MIDNIGHT . . . THE SERVANT . . . WILL SET OUT . . . TO REJOIN HIS MASTER . . ."
~ Harsh voice emitting from Professor Trelawney, Harry Potter


< "Hermione, I don't know what's gotten into you lately! First you hit Malfoy, then walk out on Professor Trelawney . . ."
~ Ron Weasley


< "Ron! I - I don't believe it - it's Scabbers!"
< "Scabbers! Scabbers, what are you doing here? . . . It's okay, Scabbers! No cat's! There's nothing here to hurt you!"
~ Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley


Chapter Seventeen:
Cat, Rat, and Dog


< "Scabbers, keep still. What's the matter with you, you stupid rat? Stay still - OUCH! He bit me!"
~ Ron Weasley


< Something was bounding toward them, queit as a shadow - an enormous, pale-eyed, jet-black dog.
< Harry reached for his wand, but too late - the dog had made an enormous leap and the front paws hit him on the chest; he keeled over backward in a whirl of hair; he felt its hot breath, saw inch-long teeth -
< But the force of its leap had carried it too far; it rolled of him. Dazed, feeling as though his ribs were broken, Harry tried to stand up; he could hear it growling as it skidded around for a new attack.
< Ron was on his feet. As the dog sprang back toward them he pushed Harry aside; the dog's jaws fastened instead around Ron's outstretched arm. Harry lunged forward, he seized a handful of the dog's hair, but it was dragging Ron away as easily as though he were a rag doll -
< Then, out of nowhere, something hit Harry so hard across the face he was knocked off his feet again. He heard Hermione shriek with pain and fall too.
< Harry groped for his wand, blinking blood out of his eyes -
< "Lumos!" he whispered.
< The wandlight showed him the trunk of a thick tree; they had chased Sacbbers into the shadow of the Whomping Willow and its branches were creaking as though in high wind, whipping backward and forward to stop them going nearer.
< And there, at the base of the trunk, was the dog, dragging Ron backward into a large gap in the toots - Ron was fighting furiously, but his head and torso were slipping out of sight -
< "Ron!" Harry shouted, trying to follow, but a heavy branch whipped lethally through the air and he was forced backward again.
< All they could see now was one of Ron's leg's which he had hooked around a root in an effort to stop the dog from pulling him farther underground - but a horrible crack cut the air like a gunshot; Ron's leg had broken, and a moment later, his foot vanished from sight.
~ Narrator


< "Harry - we've got to go for help -"
< "No! That thing's big enough to eat him; we haven't got time -"
< "Harry - we're never going to get through without help -"
< "If that dog can get in, we can."
~ Hermione Granger, Harry Potter; before Crookshanks lets them into the Whomping Willow


< "Crookshanks! How did he know -?"
< "He's friends with that dog. I've seen them together. Come - and keep your wand out . . ."
~ Hermione Granger, Harry Potter


< "Harry, I think we're in the Shrieking Shack."
~ Hermione Granger


< "Ron - are you okay?"
< "Where's the dog?"
< "Not a dog. Harry, it's a trap -"
< "What -"
< "He's the dog . . . he's an Animagus . . ."
~ Harry Potter, Ron Weasley


< "I thought you'd come and help your friend. Your father would have done the same for me. Brave of you, not to run for a teacher. I'm grateful . . . it will make everything much easier . . ."
~ Sirius Black; to Harry Potter


< "If you want to kill Harry, you'll have to kill us too!"
~ Ron Weasley; to Black


< "Lie down. You will damage that leg even more."
< "Did you hear me . . .? You'll have to kill all three of us!"
~ Sirius Black, Ron Weasley


< "There'll be only one murder here tonight . . ."
~ Sirius Black


< "Why's that? Didn't care last time, did you? Didn't mind slaughtering all those Muggles to get at Pettigrew . . . What's the matter, gone soft in Azkaban?"
< "Harry! Be quiet!"
< "HE KILLED MY MUM AND DAD!"
~ Harry Potter, Hermione Granger


< "Going to kill me, Harry?"
~ Sirius Black


< "You killed my parents."
< "I don't deny it. But if you knew the whole story."
< "The whole story? You sold them to Voldemort. That's all I need to know."
< "You've got to listen to me. You'll regret it if you don't . . . You don't understand. . . ."
< "I understand a lot better than you think. You never heard her, did you? My mum . . . trying to stop Voldemort killing me . . . and you did that . . . you did it. . . ."
~ Harry Potter, Sirius Black


< "Where is he, Sirius?"
~ Remus Lupin


< "Professor, what's going on -?"
< But he never finished the question, because what he saw made his voice die in his throat. Lupin was lowering his wand, gazing fixedly at Black. The Professor walked to Black's side, seized his hand, pulled him to his feet so that Crookshanks fell to the floor, and embraced Black like a brother.
< Harry felt as though the bottom had dropped out of his stomach.
< "I DON'T BELIEVE IT! You - you -"
< "Hermione -"
< "- you and him!"
< "Hermione, calm down -"
< "I didn't tell anyone! I've been covering up for you -"
< "Hermione, listen to me, please! I can explain - !"
~ Harry Potter, narrator, Hermione Granger, Remus Lupin


< "I trusted you and all the time you've been his friend!"
< "You're wrong. I haven't been Sirius' friend, but I am now - Let me explain . . ."
< "NO! Harry, don't trust him, he's been helping Black get into the castle, he wants you dead too - he's a werewolf!"
~ Harry Potter, Remus Lupin, Hermione Granger


< "Not at all up to your usual standard, Hermione. Only one out of three, I'm afraid. I have not been helping Sirius get into the castle and I certainly don't want Harry dead . . ."
~ Remus Lupin


< "Get away from me, werewolf!"
~ Ron Weasley


< "You're the cleverest witch of your age I've ever met, Hermione."
~ Remus Lupin


< "Dumbledore hired you when he knew you were a werewolf? Is he mad?"
< "Some of the staff thought so. He had to work very hard to convince certain teachers that I'm trustworthy -"
< "AND HE WAS WRONG! YOU'VE BEEN HELPING HIM ALL THE TIME!"
~ Ron Weasley, Remus Lupin, Harry Potter


< "The map. The Marauder's Map. I was in my office examining it -"
< "You know how to work it?"
< "Of course I know how to work it. I helped write it. I'm Moony - that was my friends' nickname for me at school."
< "You wrote -?"
~ Remus Lupin, Harry Potter


< " . . . Twenty minutes later, you left Hagrid, and set off back toward the castle. But you were now accompanied by somebody else."
< "What? No, we weren't!"
< "I couldn't believe my eyes. I thought the map must be malfunctioning. How could he be with you?"
< "No one was with us!"
< "And then I saw another dot, moving fast toward you, labeled Sirius Black . . . I saw him collide with you; I watched as he pulled two of you into the Whomping Willow -"
< "One of us!"
< "No, Ron. Two of you."
~ Remus Lupin, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley


< "Do you think I could have a look at the rat?"
< "What? What's Scabbers got to do with it?"
< "Everything."
~ Remus Lupin, Ron Weasley


< "What's my rat got to do with anything?"
< "That's not a rat."
< "What d'you mean - of course he's a rat -"
< "No, he's not. He's a wizard."
< "An Animagus, by the name of Peter Pettigrew."
~ Ron Weasley, Sirius Black, Ron, Remus Lupin, Black


Chapter Eighteen:
Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs


< "You're both mental."
< "Ridiculous!"
< "Peter Pettigrew's dead. He killed them twelve years ago!"
~ Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Harry Potter; to Lupin, on Black


< "I meant to [kill him], but little Peter got the better of me . . . not this time, though!"
< "Sirius, NO! WAIT! You can't do it just like that - they need to understand - we've got to explain -"
< "We can explain afterwards!"
< "They've - got - a - right - to - know - everything! Ron's kept him as a pet! There are parts of it even I don't understand! And Harry - you owe Harry the truth, Sirius!"
~ Sirius Black, Remus Lupin


< "Tell them whatever you like. But make it quick, Remus. I want to commit the murder I was imprisoned for. . . ."
< "You're nutters, both of you. I've had enough of this. I'm off." [on a broken leg, Lupin pointing his wand at him]
< "You're going to hear me out, Ron. Just keep a tight hold on Peter while you listen."
< "HE'S NOT PETER, HE'S SCABBERS!
~ Sirius Black, Ron Weasley, Remus Lupin


< "My transformations in those days were - were terrible. It is very painful to turn into a werewolf. I was separated from humans to bite, so I bit and scratched myself instead. The villagers heard the noise and the screaming and thought they were hearing particularly violent spirits. Dumbledore encouraged the rumour . . . Even now, when the house has been silent for years, the villagers don't dare approach it . . .
< "But apart from my transformations, I was happier than I had ever been in my life. For the first time ever, I had friends, three great friends. Sirius Black . . . Peter Pettigrew . . . and, of course, your father, Harry - James Potter."
~ Remus Lupin


< "[My friends] became Animagi."
< "My dad too?"
< "Yes, indeed. It took them the best part of three years to work out how to do it. Your father and Sirius here were the cleverest students in the school, and lucky they were, because the Animagus transformation can go horribly wrong - one reason the Ministry keeps a close watch on those attempting to do it. Peter needed all the help he could get from James and Sirius. Finally, in our fifth year, they managed it. They could each turn into a different animal at will."
< "But how did that help you?"
< "They couldn't keep me company as humans, so they kept me company as animals. A werewolf is only a danger to people. . . . Peter, as the smallest, could slip beneath the Willow's attacking branches and touch the knot that freezes it. They would then slip down the tunnel and join me. Under their influence, I became less dangerous. My body was still wolfish, but my mind seemed to become less so while I was with them . . ."
~ Remus Lupin, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger


< "That was still really dangerous! Running around in the dark with a werewolf! What if you'd given the others the slip, and bitten somebody?"
< "A thought that still haunts me. And there were near misses, many of them. We laughed about them afterwards. We were young, thoughtless - carried away with our cleverness."
~ Hermione Granger, Remus Lupin


< "Sirius thought it would be - er - amusing to tell Snape all he had to do was prod the knot on the tree trunk with a long stick, and he'd be able to get in after me. Well, of course, Snape tried it - if he'd got as far as this house, he'd have met a fully grown werewolf - but your father, who'd heard what Sirius had done, went after Snape and pulled him back, at great risk to his life . . . Snape glimpsed me, though, at the end of the tunnel. He was forbidden by Dumbledore to tell anybody, but from that time on he knew what I was . . ."
~ Remus Lupin


Chapter Nineteen:
The Servant of Lord Voldemort


< "Two more for Azkaban tonight. I shall be interested to see how Dumbledore takes this . . . He was quite convinced you were harmless, you know, Lupin . . . a tame werewolf -"
< "You fool. Is a schoolboy grudge worth putting an innocent man back inside Azkaban?"
~ Severus Snape, Remus Lupin


< "Give me a reason. Give me a reason to do it, and I swear I will."
~ Severus Snape; to Sirius, on killing him


< "Professor Snape - it - it wouldn't hurt to hear what they have to say, w - would it?"
< "Miss Granger, you are already facing suspension from this school. You, Potter, and Weasley are out-of-bounds, in the company of a convicted murder and a werewolf. For once in your life, hold your tongue."
< "But if - if there was a mistake -"
< "KEEP QUIET, YOU STUPID GIRL! DON'T TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND!"
~ Hermione Granger, Professor Snape


< "Vengeance is very sweet."
~ Severus Snape


< "The joke's on you again, Severus. As long as this boy brings his rat up the castle, I'll come quietly . . ."
< "Up to the castle? I don't think we need to go that far. All I have to do is call the dementors once we get out of the Willow. They'll be very pleased to see you, Black . . . pleased enough to give you a little kiss, I daresay. . . . Come on, all of you. I'll drag the werewolf. Perhaps the dementors will have a kiss for him too -"
~ Sirius Black, Severus Snape


< "Professor Lupin could have killed me about a hundred times this year. I've been alone with him loads of times, having defense lessons against the dementors. If he was helping Black, why didn't he just finish me off then?"
< "Don't ask me to fathom the way a werewolf's mind works. Get out of the way, Potter."
< "YOU'RE PATHETIC! JUST BECAUSE THEY MADE A FOOL OF YOU AT SCHOOL YOU WON'T EVEN LISTEN -"
< "SILENCE! I WILL NOT BE SPOKEN TO LIKE THAT! Like father, like son, Potter! I have just saved your neck; you should be thanking me on bended knee! You would have been well served if he'd killed you! You'd have died like your father, too arrogant to believe you might be mistaken in Black - now get out of the way, or I will make you. GET OUT OF THE WAY, POTTER!
~ Harry Potter, Severus Snape


< "We attacked a teacher. . . . We attacked a teacher. . . ."
~ Hermione Granger; after the trio knocked Snape out


< "Didn't you ever hear, Ron? The biggest bit of Peter they found was his finger."
< "Look, Scabbers probably had a fight with another rat or something! He's been in my family for ages, right -"
< "Twelve years, in fact. Didn't you ever wonder why he was living so long?"
< "We - we've been taking good care of him!"
< "Not looking too good at the moment, though, is he? I'd guess he's been losing weight ever since he heard Sirius was on the loose again. . . ."
< "He's been scared of that mad cat!"
~ Remus Lupin, Ron Weasley


< "This cat isn't mad. . . . This cat - Crookshanks, did you call him? - told me Peter had left blood on the sheets . . . I supposed he bit himself . . . Well, faking his own death had worked once . . ."
< "And why did he fake his death? Because he knew you were about to kill him like you killed my parents!"
< "No, Harry -"
< "And now you've come to finish him off!"
< "Yes, I have."
< "Then I should've let Snape take you!"
< "Harry, don't you see? All this time we've thought Sirius betrayed your parents, and Peter tracked him down - but it was the other way around, don't you see? Peter betrayed your mother and father - Sirius tracked Peter down -"
< "THAT'S NOT TRUE! HE WAS THEIR SECRET-KEEPER! HE SAID SO BEFORE YOU TURNED UP! HE SAID HE KILLED THEM!"
< "Harry . . . I as good as killed them. I persuaded Lily and James to change to Peter at the last moment, persuaded them to use him as Secret-Keeper instead of me. . . . I'm to blame, I know it . . . The night they died, I'd arranged to check on Potter make sure he was still sage, but when I arrived at his hiding place, he'd gone. Yet there was no sign of a struggle. It didn't feel right. I was scared. I set out for your parents' house straight away. And when I saw their house, destroyed, and their bodies . . . I realized what Peter must've done . . . what I'd done . . ."
~ Sirius Black, Harry Potter, Remus Lupin


< "Ron, give me that rat."
~ Remus Lupin


< "Well, hello, Peter," said Lupin pleasantly, as though rats frequently erupted into old school friends around him. "Long time, no see."
~ Narrator


< "S - Sirius . . . R - Remus . . . My friends . . . my old friends . . ."
~ Peter Pettigrew; very nervous


< "He's got dark powers the rest of us can only dream of!" Pettigrew shouted shrilly. "How else did he get out of there? I supposed He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named taught him a few tricks!"
< Black started to laugh, a horrible, mirthless laugh that filled the whole room.
< "Voldemort, teach me tricks?"
< Pettigrew flinched as though Black had brandished a whip at him.
< "What, scared to hear your old master's name?" said Black. "I don't blame you, Peter. His lot aren't very happy with you, are they?"
< "Don't know what you mean, Sirius -" muttered Pettigrew, his breathing faster than ever. His whole face was shining with sweat now.
< "You haven't been hiding from me for twelve years," said Black. "You've been hiding from Voldemort's old supporters. I heard things in Azkaban, Peter . . . They all think you're dead, or you'd have to answer to them . . . I've heard them screaming all sorts of things in their sleep. Sounds like they think the double crosser double-crossed them. Voldemort went to the Potters' on your information . . . and Voldemort met his downfall there. And not all Voldemort's supporters ended up in Azkaban, did they? There are still plenty out here, biding their time, pretending they've seen the error of their ways . . . . If they ever got wind that you were still alive, Peter -"
< "Don't know . . . what you're talking about . . . ," said Pettigrew again, more shrilly than ever. He wiped his face on his sleeve and looked up at Lupin. "You don't believe this - this madness, Remus -"
< "I must admit, Peter, I have difficulty understanding why an innocent man would want to spend twelve years as a rat," said Lupin evenly.
< "Innocent, but scared!" squealed Pettigrew. "If Voldemort's supporters were after me, it was because I put one of their best men in Azkaban - the spy, Sirius Black!"
< Black's face contorted.
< "How fare you," he growled, sounding suddenly like the bear-sized dog he ha been. "I, as spy for Voldemort?" When did I ever sneak around people who were stronger and more powerful than myself? But you, Peter - I'll never understand why I didn't see you were the spy from the start. You always liked big friends who'd look after you, didn't you? It used to be us . . . me and Remus . . . and James. . . ."
< Peter wiped his face again; he was almost panting for breath.
< "Me, a spy . . . must be out of your mind . . . never . . . don't know how you can say such a -"
< "Lily and James only made you Secret-Keeper because I suggested it," Black hissed, so venomously that Pettigrew took a step backward. "I thought it was the perfect plan . . . a bluff . . . Voldemort would be sure to come after me, would never dream they'd use a weak, talentless thing like you . . . It must have been the finest moment of your miserable life, telling Voldemort you could hand him the Potters."
~ Narrator


< "Er - Mr. Black - Sirius? . . . If you don't mind me asking, how - how did you get out of Azkaban, if you didn't use Dark Magic?"
< ". . . I don't know how I did it. I think the only reason I never lost my mind is that I knew I was innocent. That wasn't a happy thought, so the dementors couldn't suck it out of me . . . but it kept me sane and knowing who I am . . ."
~ Hermione Granger, Sirius Black


< "Believe me. Believe me, Harry. I never betrayed James and Lily. I would died before I betrayed them."
~ Sirius Black


< "No!"
< Pettigrew had fallen to his knees as though Harry's nod [affirming Sirius] had been his own death sentence, He shuffled forward on his knees, groveling, his hands clasped in front of him as though praying.
< "Sirius - it's me . . . it's Peter . . . your friend . . . you wouldn't . . ."
< Black kicked out and Pettigrew recoiled.
< "There's enough filth on my robes without you touching them."
~ Narrator


< "Ron . . . haven't I been a good friend . . . a good pet? You won't let them kill me, Ron, will you . . . you're on my side, aren't you?"
< "I let you sleep in my bed!"
< "Kind boy . . . kind master . . . you won't let them do it . . . I was your rat . . . I was a good pet. . . ."
< "If you made a better rat than a human, it's not much to boast about, Peter."
~ Peter Pettigrew, Ron Weasley, Sirius Black


< "Harry . . . Harry . . . you look just like your father . . . just like him . . ."
< HOW DARE YOU SPEAK TO HARRY? HOW DARE YOU FAKE HIM? HOW DARE YOU TALK ABOUT JAMES IN FRONT OF HIM?"
< "Harry. Harry. James wouldn't have wanted me killed . . . James would have understood, Harry . . . he would have shown me mercy . . ."
~ Peter Pettigrew, Sirius Black


< "What was there to be gained by fighting the most evil wizard who has ever existed? Only innocent lives, Peter!"
< "You don't understand! He would have killed me, Sirius!"
< "THEN YOU SHOULD HAVE DIED! DIED RATHER THAN BETRAY YOUR FRIENDS, AS WE WOULD HAVE DONE FOR YOU!"
~ Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew


< "You should have realized if Voldemort didn't kill you, we would. Good-bye, Peter."
~ Remus Lupin


< "NO!" You can't kill him. You can't."
< "Harry, this piece of vermin is the reason you have no parents. This cringing bit of filth would have seen you die, too, without turning a hair. You heard him. His own stinking skin meant more to him than your whole family."
< ". . . We'll take him up to the castle. We'll hand him over to the dementors . . . . He can go to Azkaban . . . but don't kill him."
< "Harry! You - thank you - it's more than I deserve - thank you -"
< "Get off me! I'm not doing this for you. I'm doing it because - I don't reckon my dad would've wanted them to become killers - just for you."
~ Harry Potter, Sirius Black, Peter Pettigrew


Chapter Twenty:
The Dementor's Kiss


< "You know what this means? Turning Pettigrew in?"
< "You're free."
~ Sirius Black, Harry Potter


< "I don't know if anyone told you - I'm your godfather."
< "Yeah, I know that."
< "Well . . . your parents appointed me your guardian. If anything happened to them . . . I'll understand, of course, if you want to stay with your aunt and uncle. But . . . well . . . think about it. Once my name's cleared . . . if you wanted a . . . different home . . ."
< "What - live with you?"
< "Of course, I thought you wouldn't want to. I understand, I just thought I'd -"
< "Are you insane? Of course I want to leave the Dursleys? Have you got a house? When can I move in?"
~ Sirius Black, Harry Potter


Chapter Twenty-One:
Hermione's Secret


< "Ah, well, Snape . . . Harry Potter, you know . . . we've all got a bit of a blind spot where he's concerned."
~ Cornelius Fudge; in the hospital wing, about Harry's "brain-washing" by Black and "obvious" need of punishment


< "Harry, Harry you're very confused, you've been through a dreadful ordeal, lie back down, now, we've got everything under control . . ."
< "YOU HAVEN'T! YOU'VE GOT THE WRONG MAN!"
< "Minister, listen, please. I saw him too. It was Ron's rat, he's an Animagus, Pettigrew, I mean, and -"
< "You see, Minister? Confunded, both of them . . . Black's done a very good job on them . . ."
~ Cornelius Fudge, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Severus Snape


< "Miss Granger, HOLD YOUR TONGUE!"
~ Professor Snape


< "There's onle one thing it could have been, to make the dementors go. A real Patronus. A powerful one."
< "But who conjured it? . . . Didn't you see what they looked like? Was it one of the teachers?"
< "No, he wasn't a teacher."
< "But it must have been a really powerful wizard, to drive all those dementors away . . . If the Patronus was shining so brightly, didn't it light him up? Couldn't you see -?"
< "Yeah, I saw him. But . . . maybe I imagined it . . . I wasn't thinking straight . . . I passed out right afterward . . ."
< "Who do you think it was?"
< "I think - I think it was my dad."
~ Harry Potter, Hermione Granger; discussing the Patronus Harry actually made, after they time-traveled


< "We'll see each other again. You are - truly your father's son, Harry . . ."
~ Sirius Black


Chapter Twenty-Two:
Owl Post Again


< ". . . only hope Dumbledore not going to make difficulties. The Kiss will be performed immediately?"
< "As soon as Macnair returns with the dementors. This whole Black affair has been highly embarrassing. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to informing the Daily Prophet that we've got him at last . . . I daresay they'll want to interview you, Snape . . . and once young Harry's back in his right mind, I expect he'll want to tell the Prophet exactly how you saved him . . ."
~ Severus Snape, Cornelius Fudge


< "He must have Disapparated, Severus. We should have left somebody in the room with him. When this gets out -"
< "HE DIDN'T DISAPPARATE! YOU CAN'T APPARATE OR DISAPPARATE INSIDE THIS CASTLE! THIS - HAS - SOMETHING - TO - DO - WITH - POTTER!"
< "Severus - be reasonable - Harry has been locked up -"
< "OUT WITH IT, POTTER! WHAT DID YOU DO?"
< "Professor Snape! Control yourself!"
< "See here, Snape, be reasonable. This door's been locked, we just saw -"
< "THEY HELPED HIM ESCAPE, I KNOW IT!"
~ Cornelius Fudge, Severus Snape, Poppy Pomfrey


< "YOU DON'T KNOW POTTER! HE DID IT, I KNOW HE DID IT -"
< "That will do, Severus. Think about what you're saying. This door has been locked since I left the ward ten minutes ago. Madam Pomfrey, have these students left their beds?"
< "Of course not! I would have heard them!"
< "Well, there you have it, Severus. Unless you are suggesting that Hary and Hermione are able to be in two places at once, I'm afraid I don't see any point in troubling them further."
~ Severus Snape, Albus Dumbledore, Madam Poppy Pomfrey


< "Fellow seems quite unbalanced. I'd watch out for him if I were you, Dumbledore."
< "Oh, he's not unbalanced. He's just suffered a severe disappointment."
~ Cornelius Fudge, Albus Dumbledore


< ". . . the dementors? They'll be removed from the school, I trust?"
< "Oh, yes, they'll have to go. Never dreamed they'd attempt to administer the Kiss on an innocent boy . . . Completely out of control . . . no, I'll have them packed off back to Azkaban tonight . . . Perhaps we should think about dragons at the school entrance . . ."
< "Hagrid would like that."
~ Albuse Dumbledore, Cornelius Fudge


< "Yeah, can't've tied [Buckbak] up properly. . . . I was worried this mornin', mind . . . thought he mighta met Professor Lupin on the grounds, but Lupin says he never ate anythin' las' night . . ."
< "What?"
< "Blimey, haven' yeh heard? Er - Snape told all the Slytherins this mornin' . . . Thought everyone'd know by now . . . Professor Lupin's a werewolf, see. An' he was loose on the grounds las' night . . ."
~ Hagrid, Harry Potter


< "I just saw Hagrid. And he said you'd resigned. It's not true, is it?"
< "I'm afraid it is."
< "Why? The Ministry of Magic don't think you were helping Sirius, do they?"
< "No. Professor Dumbledore managed to convince Fudge that I was trying to save your lives. That was the final straw for Severus. I think the loss of the Order of Merlin hit him hard. So he - er - accidentally let slip that I am a werewolf this morning at breakfast."
~ Harry Potter, Remus Lupin


< "You told me Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongs would've wanted to lure me out of the school . . . you said they'd have thought it was funny."
< "And so we would have. I have no hesitation in saying that James would have been highly disappointed if his son had never found any of the secret passages out of the castle."
~ Harry Potter, Remus Lupin


< "Why so miserable, Harry? You should be very proud of yourself after last night."
< "It didn't make any difference. Pettigrew got away."
< "Didn't make any difference? It made all the difference in the world, Harry. You helped uncover the truth. You saved an innocent man from a terrible fate."
~ Professor Dumbledore, Harry Potter


< "Professor Dumbledore - yesterday, when I was having my Divination exam, Professor Trelawney went very - very strange."
< "Indeed? Er - stranger than usual, you mean?"
~ Harry Potter, Professor Dumbledore


< "Pettigrew owes his life to you. You have sent Voldemort a deputy who is in your debt . . . When one wizard saves another wizard's life, it creates a certain bond between them . . . and I'm much mistaken if Voldemort wants his servant in the debt of Harry Potter."
< "I don't want a connection with Pettigrew! He killed my parents!"
< "This is magic at its deepest, its most impenetrable, Harry. But trust me . . . the time may come when you will be very glad you saved Pettigrew's life."
~ Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter


< "You think the dead we loved ever truly leave us? You think that we don't recall them more clearly than ever in times of great trouble? Your father is alive in you, Harry, and shows himself most plainly when you have need of him. How else could you produce that particular Patronus? Prongs rode again last night."
~ Albus Dumbledore


< "Wonder what they'll give us next year?"
< "Maybe a vampire."
~ Seamus Finnigan, Dean Thomas; on the next DADA professor


< "Oh, cheer up, Harry!"
< "I'm okay. Just thinking about the holidays."
< "Yeah, I've been thinking about them too. Harry, you've got to come and stay with us. I'll fix it up with Mum and Dad, then I'll call you. I know how to use a fellytone now -"
< "A telephone, Ron. Honestly, you should take Muggle Studies next year."
~ Hermione Granger, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley


< "If you ever need me, send word. Your owl will find me."
~ Sirius Black; in a letter to Harry


< "What's that? If that's another form for me to sign, you've got another -"
< "It's not. It's a letter from my godfather."
< "Godfather? You haven't got a godfather!"
< "Yes, I have. He was my mum and dad's best friend. He's a convicted murderer, but he's broken out of wizard prison and he's on the run. He likes to keep in touch with me, though . . . keep up with my news . . . check if I'm happy . . ."
~ Vernon Dursley, Harry Potter


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