Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Chapter 20 Summary

J. K. Rowling

Chapter 20 Summary

Xenophilius Lovegood

Hermione doesn’t give up her grudge against Ron leaving that easily, but Ron is in a good mood when he speaks with Harry: “Someone helped us. Someone sent that doe. Someone’s on our side. One Horcrux down, mate!”

As Harry talks more with Ron, Ron asks him why both he and Hermione have stopped saying Voldemort’s name. Harry admits that there really isn’t a reason why, but as Harry attempts to say Voldemort’s name aloud again, Ron vehemently stops Harry. Ron explains to Harry that the name of Voldemort has been jinxed. That is the way Voldemort is tracking people. In fact, it’s the way Harry, Ron, and Hermione were discovered previously in London.

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