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1. Dudley Demented 2. A Peck of Owls 3. The Advance Guard 4. Number Twelve, Grimmauld Place 5. The Order of the Phoenix 6. The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black 7. The Ministry of Magic 8. The Hearing 9. The Woes of Mrs. Weasley 10. Luna Lovegood 11. The Sorting Hat's New Song 12. Professor Umbridge 13. Detention with Dolores 14. Percy and Padfoot 15. The Hogwarts High Inquisitor 16. In the Hog's Head 17. Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four 18. Dumbledore's Army 19. The Lion and the Serpent 20. Hagrid's Tale 21. The Eye of the Snake 22. St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries 23. Christmas on the Closed Ward 24. Occlumency 25. The Beetle at Bay 26. Seen and Unforeseen 27. The Centaur and the Sneak 28. Snape's Worst Memory 29. Careers Advice 30. Grawp 31. O.W.L.s 32. Out of the Fire 33. Fight and Flight 34. The Department of Mysteries 35. Beyond the Veil 36. The Only One He Ever Feared 37. The Lost Prophecy 38. The Second War Begins

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Chapter one: Dudley Demented

We can’t say much about you-know-what, obviously … We’ve been told not to say anything important in case our letters go astray … We’re quite busy but I can’t give you details here … There’s a fair amount going on, we’ll tell you everything when we see you …

But when were they going to see him? Nobody seemed too bothered with a precise date. Hermione had scribbled I expect we’ll be seeing you quite soon inside his birthday card, but how soon was soon? As far as Harry could tell from the vague hints in their letters, Hermione and Ron were in the same place, presumably at Ron’s parents’ house. He could hardly bear to think of the pair of them having fun at The Burrow when he was stuck in Privet Drive. In fact, he was so angry with them he had thrown away, unopened, the two boxes of Honeydukes chocolates they’d sent him for his birthday. He’d regretted it later, after the wilted salad Aunt Petunia had provided for dinner that night.

And what were Ron and Hermione busy with? Why wasn’t he, Harry, busy? Hadn’t he proved himself capable of handling much more than them? Had they all forgotten what he had done? Hadn’t it been he who had entered that graveyard and watched Cedric being murdered, and been tied to that tombstone and nearly killed?

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Chapter five: The Order of the Phoenix

‘They’re trying to discredit him,’ said Lupin. ‘Didn’t you see the Daily Prophet last week? They reported that he’d been voted out of the Chairmanship of the International Confederation of Wizards because he’s getting old and losing his grip, but it’s not true; he was voted out by Ministry wizards after he made a speech announcing Voldemort’s return. They’ve demoted him from Chief Warlock on the Wizengamot – that’s the Wizard High Court – and they’re talking about taking away his Order of Merlin, First Class, too.’

‘But Dumbledore says he doesn’t care what they do as long as they don’t take him off the Chocolate Frog Cards,’ said Bill, grinning.

‘It’s no laughing matter,’ said Mr Weasley sharply. ‘If he carries on defying the Ministry like this he could end up in Azkaban, and the last thing we want is to have Dumbledore locked up. While You-Know-Who knows Dumbledore’s out there and wise to what he’s up to he’s going to go cautiously. If Dumbledore’s out of the way – well, You-Know-Who will have a clear field.’

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Chapter ten: Luna Lovegood

‘Sorry,’ said Neville again, in a small voice.

Ron and Hermione did not turn up for nearly an hour, by which time the food trolley had already gone by. Harry, Ginny and Neville had finished their pumpkin pasties and were busy swapping Chocolate Frog Cards when the compartment door slid open and they walked in, accompanied by Crookshanks and a shrilly hooting Pigwidgeon in his cage.

‘I’m starving,’ said Ron, stowing Pigwidgeon next to Hedwig, grabbing a Chocolate Frog from Harry and throwing himself into the seat next to him. He ripped open the wrapper, bit off the Frog’s head and leaned back with his eyes closed as though he had had a very exhausting morning.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Chapter seventeen: Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four

He and Ron headed downstairs from their dormitory, discussing Angelina’s idea that they were to work on a new move called the Sloth Grip Roll during that night’s Quidditch practice, and not until they were halfway across the sunlit common room did they notice the addition to the room that had already attracted the attention of a small group of people.

A large sign had been affixed to the Gryffindor noticeboard, so large it covered everything else on it – the lists of secondhand spellbooks for sale, the regular reminders of school rules from Argus Filch, the Quidditch team training timetable, the offers to barter certain Chocolate Frog Cards for others, the Weasleys’ latest advertisement for testers, the dates of the Hogsmeade weekends and the lost and found notices. The new sign was printed in large black letters and there was a highly official-looking seal at the bottom beside a neat and curly signature.


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Chapter twenty-one: The Eye of the Snake

Neville snuffled in his sleep. An owl hooted somewhere out in the night.

Harry dreamed he was back in the DA room. Cho was accusing him of luring her there under false pretences; she said he had promised her a hundred and fifty Chocolate Frog Cards if she showed up. Harry protested … Cho shouted, ‘Cedric gave me loads of Chocolate Frog Cards, look!’ And she pulled out fistfuls of Cards from inside her robes and threw them into the air. Then she turned into Hermione, who said, ‘You did promise her, you know, Harry … I think you’d better give her something else instead … how about your Firebolt?’ And Harry was protesting that he could not give Cho his Firebolt, because Umbridge had it, and anyway the whole thing was ridiculous, he’d only come to the DA room to put up some Christmas baubles shaped like Dobby’s head …

The dream changed …

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Chapter twenty-three: Christmas on the Closed Ward

‘We tried to comfort her,’ said Fred, moving around the bed to look at Harry’s portrait. ‘Told her Percy’s nothing more than a humungous pile of rat droppings.’

‘Didn’t work,’ said George, helping himself to a Chocolate Frog. ‘So Lupin took over. Best let him cheer her up before we go down for breakfast, I reckon.’

‘What’s that supposed to be, anyway?’ asked Fred, squinting at Dobby’s painting. ‘Looks like a gibbon with two black eyes.’

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Chapter twenty-nine: Careers Advice

‘It’s Easter eggs from Mum,’ said Ginny. ‘There’s one for you … there you go.’

She handed him a handsome chocolate egg decorated with small, iced Snitches and, according to the packaging, containing a bag of Fizzing Whizzbees. Harry looked at it for a moment, then, to his horror, felt a lump rise in his throat.

‘Are you OK, Harry?’ Ginny asked quietly.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Chapter twenty-nine: Careers Advice

‘The thing about growing up with Fred and George,’ said Ginny thoughtfully, ‘is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.’

Harry looked at her. Perhaps it was the effect of the chocolate – Lupin had always advised eating some after encounters with Dementors – or simply because he had finally spoken aloud the wish that had been burning inside him for a week, but he felt a bit more hopeful.


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Chapter twenty-nine: Careers Advice

Madam Pince was swooping down on them, her shrivelled face contorted with rage.

‘Chocolate in the library!’ she screamed. ‘Out – out – OUT!’

And whipping out her wand, she caused Harry’s books, bag and ink bottle to chase him and Ginny from the library, whacking them repeatedly over the head as they ran.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Chapter thirty-eight: The Second War Begins

‘He’s the “Boy Who Lived” again now, though, isn’t he?’ said Ron darkly. ‘Not such a deluded show-off any more, eh?’

He helped himself to a handful of Chocolate Frogs from the immense pile on his bedside cabinet, threw a few to Harry, Ginny and Neville and ripped off the wrapper of his own with his teeth. There were still deep welts on his forearms where the brain’s tentacles had wrapped around him. According to Madam Pomfrey, thoughts could leave deeper scarring than almost anything else, though since she had started applying copious amounts of Dr Ubbly’s Oblivious Unction there seemed to have been some improvement.

‘Yes, they’re very complimentary about you now, Harry,’ said Hermione, scanning down the article. ‘“A lone voice of truth … perceived as unbalanced, yet never wavered in his story … forced to bear ridicule and slander …” Hmmm,’ she said, frowning, ‘I notice they don’t mention the fact that it was them doing all the ridiculing and slandering in the Prophet …’

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Chapter thirty-eight: The Second War Begins

‘Oh, he just says it was a really good bit of magic,’ said Ginny, shrugging.

‘I think he left it as a monument to Fred and George,’ said Ron, through a mouthful of chocolate. ‘They sent me all these, you know,’ he told Harry, pointing at the small mountain of Frogs beside him. ‘Must be doing all right out of that joke shop, eh?’

Hermione looked rather disapproving and asked, ‘So has all the trouble stopped now Dumbledore’s back?’

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Chapter thirty-eight: The Second War Begins

‘Yes,’ said Neville, ‘everything’s settled right back to normal.’

‘I s’pose Filch is happy, is he?’ asked Ron, propping a Chocolate Frog Card featuring Dumbledore against his water jug.

‘Not at all,’ said Ginny. ‘He’s really, really miserable, actually …’ She lowered her voice to a whisper. ‘He keeps saying Umbridge was the best thing that ever happened to Hogwarts …’