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The Rogue Bludger

- Chapter 10

"Get to that Snitch before Malfoy or die trying"
-- Oliver Wood

CS10: The Rogue Bludger

A note from Lockhart gets HRH into the Restricted Section of the library and a book on making Polyjuice Potion. At the Quidditch match a rogue Bludger chases Harry, breaking his arm but not stopping him from getting the Snitch. Lockhart’s attempt to heal Harry removes the bones from his arm. Madam Pomfrey begins to heal him, Dobby pays a visit, and Colin Creevey is Petrified.

Exceptional character moments

Hermione, who is eager to break rules if it means proving that she can perform a complex piece of advanced magic.

Lockhart, who doesn't even look to see what book Hermione wants to take out of the Restricted Section before signing the permission slip.

Wood, who seems to find the whole issue of the Slytherin Quidditch team's new brooms particularly galling.

Memorable lines

"Oh, come on," said Ron, snatching [the note of permission] from [Hermione's] grasp and thrusting it at Madam Pince. "We'll get you another autograph. Lockhart'll sign anything if it stands still long enough."

Words and phrases


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