With Dumbledore gone, the school is terrified. Harry and Ron try to think of what Hagrid's statement about the spiders might mean, but they can't find any spiders in the castle. Malfoy is the only one in high spirits, since his father is the one who got rid of Dumbledore. In Herbology, some students apologize to Harry for ever suspecting him. They've begun to suspect Draco. Harry notices some spiders heading into the Forbidden Forest. Later that night they put on the invisibility cloak again to sneak out and go into the Forbidden Forest with Hagrid's dog, Fang. They follow the spiders and find Mr. Weasley's car in the woods. As they're looking at it, they are swept off their feet by a giant spider. The spider tells another one, Aragog, that he caught these people in the woods, and Aragog tells him to kill them. Harry yells out that they are friends of Hagrid, who is in trouble. Aragog explains that everyone thought he was from the Chamber, but that was a monster, not him, because he would not kill in the school out of respect for Hagrid. He was hatched in a cupboard in the castle and never even saw the girl that the monster from the chamber murdered, which happened in a bathroom. He will not release Harry and Ron, and the car comes to their rescue. Harry and Ron sneak back into the castle, and think about what this means -- the monster is so terrible that not even other monsters will speak it's name. Harry comes to a realization about the murdered girl: it is Moaning Myrtle!