Harry, Ron, and Hermione don't want to believe that Hagrid was responsible for opening the Chamber. Over Easter, the students choose their classes for the next year, and Harry doesn't know what areas he's particularly talented in, so he just signs up for the same classes as Ron. Harry returns to his room one day to find that someone has ransacked his things and stolen Riddle's diary. Before a Quidditch game, Harry hears the whispering voice again and Hermione has an epiphany, and she runs off to the library before she can explain. The Quidditch match is cancelled right before it starts, due to a double attack on Hermione and another girl in the library. They were found petrified next to a small mirror. All extracurriculars are cancelled and students are carefully escorted everywhere by teachers. Harry takes out his Invisibility Cloak and Ron and him visit Hagrid, just as Hagrid gets a visit from Dumbledore, Cornelius Fudge, the Minister of Magic, and Draco's father, Lucius Malfoy, who has a high position in the government. The government wants to remove Hagrid and replace Dumbledore with a government appointed headmaster. Dumbledore agrees to step down, but Hagrid is more reluctant. He tells them that if anyone wants to know anything, they should follow the spiders, but no one listens. As they all leave Hagrid's hut, Ron and Harry have a sinking feeling that more attacks will happen with Dumbledore gone.