Chapter 4-12 The Triwizard Tournament
- Arriving at the castle, they're 'welcomed' by Peeves with water bombs. McGonagall leads them
to the Great Hall. Tables are already set
for dinner and they sit down. Colin Creevey is at the table. His
brother Dennis will enter this year.
- The new students enter and the Sorting Ceremony starts. The Sorting Hat sings it's song. The new students
are divided. In Ravenclaw go Stewart
Ackerley and Orla Quirke.
In Slytherin go Malcolm Baddock and Graham Pritchard. In Hufflepuff, Eleanor Branstone, Owen Cauldwell, Laura Madley and Kevin Whitby and in Gryffindor Dennis Creevey and Natalie McDonald. Also sorted out
is Emma Dobbs.
- Professor Dumbledore has
dinner started. Nearly Headless Nick
tells them Peeves made trouble earlier that evening, scaring all the
House-elves. Hermione is upset to hear there
are House-elves working at Hogwarts.
- Dumbledore has a few more announcements. Filch has asked him to tell everyone that the
list of forbidden objects has been extended to include Screaming Yo-yos, Fanged Frisbees and Ever-Bashing Boomerangs. Furthermore,
the inter-house Quidditch Cup will not take place this year. At that
moment The new Defense Against the Dark
Arts teacher comes in. It is Moody. Dumbledore continues to announce
that instead of the Quidditch Cup, this year the Triwizard Tournament will take
place. The schools Beauxbatons and Durmstrang
will join the event. There have been several attempts over the centuries
to reinstate the Tournament, without success. Now, the Department
of International Magical Co-operation and the Department of Magical
Games and Sports decided the time is ripe. The other schools will
arrive in October and the selection of the school champions will be
at Halloween. There's a thousand Galleons prize money. To participate, students
must be seventeen years or older. Dumbledore dismisses the students
and everybody goes to the dormitory.
- Fred and George, who won't be seventeen yet,
want to enter anyway, thinking that an Aging Potion might help.
- The new password is "Balderdash"