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Harry figures out the egg’s clue

Harry figures out the egg’s clue

Following Cedric’s hint, Harry takes his golden egg with him to the Prefects’ bathroom and – with some nudging from Moaning Myrtle – figures out that he can make out the words to a cryptic merpeople song about the second task and the Hogwarts lake when he listens to the egg underwater (GF25).

Timeline Notes

The action of this chapter takes place on the Thursday after the Hogsmeade visit of the previous chapter.

Commentary

Notes

The careful detail of the sumptuous aspects of the bathroom, Harry's actions in trying to attain new knowledge, and Myrtle's unexpected presence all make this episode have a strange resonance with John Keats's poem The Eve of St. Agnes. -BB

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