What is the summary for Chapter 8 of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone?

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The next day everyone is talking about Harry Potter. He’s famous among the students, and it makes it hard for Harry to adjust to the new school. He gets on the wrong side of the caretaker, Filch, by accident, and Harry discovers that everyone hates Filch and his cat Mrs. Norris. Harry’s classes consist of Herbology with Prof. Sprout, History of Magic with Prof. Binns, Charms with Prof. Flitwick, Transfiguration with Prof. McGonagall, Defense Against the Dark Arts with Prof. Quirrell (who turns out to be a lousy teacher), and Potions with Prof. Snape. During breakfast, the mail is delivered by owls to the students. Harry receives mail from Hagrid, asking him to tea. Harry has his first Potions class, and discovers that Snape hates him, taking two points away from Gryffindor for things that aren’t Harry’s fault. Harry and Ron meet Hagrid for tea, and Harry reads an article about a break in at Gringotts that happened on the day Harry and Hagrid were there. Hagrid doesn’t answer any of Harry’s questions, and Harry suspects that whatever the thieves were after came from the vault that Hagrid emptied that day.

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