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Talons and Tea Leaves

- Chapter 6

"I think Divination seems very woolly. A lot of guesswork, if you ask me."
-- Hermione Granger


PA6: Talons and Tea Leaves

Students begin the new year of classes, Hermione is taking a very full course load and in Divination, Professor Trelawney predicts Harry’s death. Hagrid introduces Hippogriffs at his first class, Buckbeak is insulted, Malfoy is injured, and HRH go to console Hagrid.

Calendar and Dates

This chapter takes place on Sept. 2, the first day of classes.

Interesting facts and notes

Quotation and remarks still to come.

Exceptional character moments

At breakfast Fred and George telling Harry, Ron, and Hermione how Malfoy had reacted to the dementor on the train.

Harry and Ron discussing with Hermione her very full class schedule.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione meeting Sir Cadogan in his painting while trying to get to North Tower.

third years in their first Divination class

Harry and Ron trying to read each other's tea leaves.

Professor finding the Grim in Harry's tea leaves and predicting Harry's death.

Professor McGonagall explaining to her Transfiguration class about Professor Trelawney and Divination.

Professor Hagrid's first Care of Magical Creatures class learning about hippogriffs.

Harry meeting Buckbeak and getting to ride him.

Malfoy insulting a hippogriff and being attacked by it.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione's visit to see Hagrid in his hut.

Hagrid's anger at Harry for coming to visit him after dark.

Memorable lines

"Hermione, they've messed up your schedule. Look -- they've got you down for about ten subjects a day. There isn't enough time."

"I'll manage. I've fixed it all with Professor McGonagall."

"The Grim, my dear, the Grim! The giant, spectral dog that haunts churchyards! My dear boy, it is an omen -- the worst omen -- of death!"

"Then you should know, Potter, that Sybill Trelawney has predicted the death of one student a year since she arrived at this school. None of them has died yet. Seeing death omens is her favorite way of greeting a new class."

"I think Divination seems very woolly. A lot of guesswork, if you ask me."

"Now, firs' thing yeh gotta know abou' Hippogriffs is , they're proud. Easily offended, Hippogriffs are. Don't never insult one, 'cause it might be the last thing yeh do."

"That was a really bad thing to happen in Hagrid's first class, though, wasn't it? Trust Malfoy to mess things up for him..."

"He's faking it. Madam Pomfrey can mend anything. She regrew half my bones last year. Trust Malfoy to milk it for all it's worth."

Characters Introduced


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