Chapter 2-14 Cornelius Fudge
- Hagrid has always been fond off monsters as pets, but they are not
one hundred percent sure it was him. As long as there are no more attacks
they decide not to confront him. Everything had calmed down. Peeves
stopped making fun of him; Ernie Macmillan asked him politely to pass
a bucket of leaping toadstools in Herbology
and the Mandrakes were growing fine.
- All second years had to think about now was the subjects they wanted
to take next year. Neville got lots of letters from wizards and witches
in his family. Confused, he keeps asking people if Arithmancy
sounds more difficult then Ancient Runes.
Harry gets advice from Percy. He recommends Divination and Muggle Studies. Harry ends up choosing
the same subjects as Ron.
- One day, Harry's dormitory has been searched, the content of his trunk
thrown everywhere. Riddle's Diary is missing. He goes down to the
common room to tell Hermione, who is reading a book called Ancient
Runes Made Easy.
- The next day Harry hears 'the voice' agian, saying "Kill this time...
let me rip... tear... ". Hermione suddenly says she thinks she understands
something and speeds off to the library. Harry goes to the Quidditch
pitch for the match against Hufflepuff. Before the match can begin,
Professor McGonagall sprints onto the pitch with a megaphone, announcing
the match to be canceled. All students have to go back to their House
common room. Harry and Ron are taken by Professor McGonagall and shown
two more victims of the latest attack, a Ravenclaw girl and Hermione.
Both were found in the library. Hermione was holding a small mirror
in her hand.
- Percy is in shock. The Ravenclaw victim, Penelope Clearwater, is a Prefect, like him.
- Ron and Harry decide to go to Hagrid
to get information. They use Harry's Invisibility
Cloak to get out of the school at night unseen and go to Hagrid's
cabin. There's a knock on the door, Harry and Ron hide under the cloak
and Hagrid opens the door. It's Dumbledore, followed by Ron's fathers'
boss, Cornelius Fudge, the Minister
of Magic. Fudge is under pressure from the Ministry because of all the attacks,
and has to take action. As a precaution, he sends Hagrid to Azkaban.
There's another knock on the door and Lucius
Malfoy enters, bringing an Order
of Suspension, signed by all twelve governors to suspend Dumbledore.
As all leave, Hagrid says aloud that 'if anyone wants to find out some
stuff, all they would have to do is follow the spiders'.