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Aboard the Hogwarts Express

- Chapter 11

"You're going to have an interesting year."

- Bill Weasley

GF11: Aboard the Hogwarts Express

Mad-Eye Moody jinxes dustbins, Mr. Weasley hustles off to sort out the mess, Mrs. Weasley takes the children to King’s Cross station via Muggle taxis, and HRH meet old friends and enemies on the train.


Calendar and Dates

The chapter begins as Harry wakes on the day of his return to Hogwarts on the Hogwarts Express - that is, the first of September.


Interesting facts and notes

This chapter reintroduces the various supporting players as the students pass the time on board the Hogwarts Express, as well as supplying a little background information on the other wizarding schools.

"He knows the Headmaster, you see."

We will be meeting Igor Karkaroff, the Headmaster of Durmstrang Institute, nearly two months from now. Only much, much later will we find out exactly how he and Lucius Malfoy know each other...

Exceptional character moments

Draco Malfoy, mocking Ron for the state of his second-hand dress robes and for his lack of inside information from the Ministry of Magic.

Memorable lines

"Ah, think of the possibilities," said Ron dreamily. "It would've been so easy to push Malfoy off a glacier and make it look like an accident...shame his mother likes him..."

Words and phrases

Characters Introduced

GF 11 — Aboard the Hogwarts Express
Abbreviation GF11: Aboard the Hogwarts Express
Canonicity Primary Canon


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