Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Chapter 17 Summary

J. K. Rowling

Chapter 17 Summary

Educational Decree Number Twenty-Four

Harry remains in a good mood until he sees an announcement posted “by order of the High Inquisitor of Hogwarts” that all student clubs are disbanded and must reapply for official status.

Harry believes that this means Professor Umbridge has found out about their meeting at the Hogs Head. He remembers a few shady-looking characters in there who may have been watching the proceedings and listening.

One thing Hermione does know is that none of the people who signed the sheet of parchment told Umbridge anything. The jinx that Hermione put on the parchment would show immediately if anyone had told. Despite the threat from Umbridge, Harry is...

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