Sequel to the #1 New York Times BestsellerHarryPotterand the sorcerer’s Stone 29.99US 29.99ROWLINGHarryPotterand the Goblet of FireS O B Ydebut,J. Ka. bookR OWofL IwonderfulNG:“AA Lgloriouscomic pleasuresand dizzying imaginative ﬂights.”— The Boston Sunday Globeat the endat the endof a silent corridor. And it’s haunting Harryof a silent corridor. And it’s haunting HarryPotter’s dreams. Why else would he be waking inPotter’s dreams. Why else would he be waking inthe middle of the night, screaming in terror?the middle of the night, screaming in terror?HARRY POTTERAND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIXHarryPotterandtheGobletof FireHarryPotterand the Chamber of SecretsThere is a door“Another grand tale of magic and mystery, of wheelswithinwheels oiledin equalfunny,measureandby terror“Anengaging,imaginative,above andall, ngnotpoundingly suspenseful yarn.”— Publisherswho’sWeeklyabove the occasional snit, and clicking along so smoothlythat it seems shorter than it is.”— Kirkus ReviewsHarryPotterand the Prisoner of AzkabanHarry Potterand the Prisoner of AzkabanHarryPotterand the Goblet of Fire“Isn’t it reassuring that some things just get better andbetter?”— School Library Journal“Isn’t it reassuring that some things just get better andbetter? This is a fabulously entertaining read that will haveHarry Potter fans cheering for more.”—SchoolisLibraryJournal“What makes the Potter books so popularthe radicallysimple fact that they’re so good.”— The New York Times Book ReviewHarryPotterof SecretsandtheChamberHarryPotterand the half-blood Prince“Rowling might be a Hogwarts graduate herself, for herability to create such an engaging, imaginative, funny, and,“Whatfrom the intricatestoryline andaboveleapsall, outheart-poundinglysuspensefulyarnwonderfullyis nothingfreshprose.isthejaw-droppingscopeofJ. K. Rowling’sshort of magical.”— PublishersWeeklyachievement even before she publishes the last in the series.”— The Wall Street JournalHarryPotterStoneand the sorcerer’sHarryPotterand the deathly hallows“You don’t have to be a wizard or a kid to appreciate thecastthatbyisHarryPotter.”— USA Today“Aspellﬁnaleworthyof fans’ hopes and expectations.”— BooklistHere are just a few things on Harry’s mind:Here are just a few things on Harry’s mind:A Defense Against the Dark Arts teacherA Defense Against the Dark Arts teacherwith a personality like poisoned honeywith a personality like poisoned honeyA venomous, disgruntled house-elfA venomous, disgruntled house-elfRon as keeper of the GryfﬁndorRon as Keeper of the GryfﬁndorQuidditch teamQuidditch teamThe looming terror of the end-of-termThe looming terror of the end-of-termOrdinary Wizarding Level examsOrdinary Wizarding Level exams. . . and of course, the growing threat of. . . and of course, the growing threat ofHe-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. In the richestHe-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. In the richestinstallment yet of J. K. Rowling’s seven-partinstallment yet of J. K. Rowling’s seven-partstory, Harry Potter is faced with the unreliabilitystory, Harry Potter is faced with the unreliabilityof the very government of the magical world andof the very government of the magical world andthe impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts.the impotence of the authorities at Hogwarts.Despite this (or perhaps because of it), heDespite this (or perhaps because of it), heﬁnds depth and strength in his friends, beyondﬁnds depth and strength in his friends, beyondwhat even he knew; boundless loyalty; andwhat even he knew; boundless loyalty; andunbearable sacriﬁce.unbearable sacriﬁce.Though thick runs the plot (as well as theThough thick runs the plot (as well as thespine), readers will race through these pages andspine), readers will race through these pages andleave Hogwarts, like Harry, wishing only for theleave Hogwarts, like Harry, wishing only for thenext train back.next train back.Jacket art by Mary GrandPré 2003 Warner Bros.A RT H U R A . L EV I N E B O O K SJacket design by Mary GrandPré and David SaylorW W W . A RT H U R A L E V I N E B O O K S . C O MISBN 978-0-439-35806-4An Imprint of52999EANISBN 0-439-35806-XEANAn Imprint of Scholastic Pressw w w. s c h o l a s t i c . c o m557 Broadway, New York, New York 10012557Broadway,WWW . S C H O LNewA S TYork,I C . C ONYM 10012529999FnL1 00 0000A RT H U R A . L E V I N E B O O K S780439 3580649 780439 358064ARTHUR A.LEVINE BOOKSSCHOLASTICJ. K. ROWLINGJacket art by Mary GrandPré 2003 Warner Bros.Jacket design by Mary GrandPré and David Saylor
HarryPotterand the order of the phoenix
also by j. k. rowlingHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s StoneYear One at HogwartsHarry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsYear Two at HogwartsHarry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanYear Three at HogwartsHarry Potter and the Goblet of FireYear Four at HogwartsHarry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceYear Six at HogwartsHarry Potter and the Deathly HallowsYear Seven
HarryPotterand the order of the phoenixbyJ. K. Rowlingillustrations by Mary GrandPréArthur A. Levine BooksAn Imprint of Scholastic Inc.
Text copyright 2003 by J. K. RowlingIllustrations by Mary GrandPré copyright 2003 by Warner Bros.harry potter and all related characters and elements are tm ofand WBEI. Harry Potter Publishing Rights J. K. Rowling.All rights reserved. Published by Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.,Publishers since 1920.scholastic and the lantern logoare trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Scholastic Inc.No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmittedin any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise,without written permission of the publisher. For information regarding permission, writeto Scholastic Inc., Attention: Permissions Department, 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.Library of Congress Control Number: 2003102525ISBN-13: 978-0-439-35806-4ISBN-10: 0-439-35806-X10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 03 04 05 06 07Printed in the U.S.A. 37First edition, July 2003We try to produce the most beautiful books possible, and we are extremely concernedabout the impact of our manufacturing process on the forests of the world and theenvironment as a whole. Accordingly, we made sure that all of the paper we used contains30% post-consumer recycled fiber, and has been certified as coming from forests that aremanaged to insure the protection of the people and wildlife dependent upon them.
To Neil, Jessica, and David,who make my world magical.
C ontentsoneDudley Demented . 1twoA Peck of Owls . 20threeThe Advance Guard . 42fourNumber Twelve, Grimmauld Place . 59fiveThe Order of the Phoenix . 79sixThe Noble and Most Ancient House of Black . 98sevenThe Ministry of Magic . 121eightThe Hearing . 137vii
nineThe Woes of Mrs . Weasley . 152tenLuna Lovegood . 179elevenThe Sorting Hat’s New Song . 200twelveProfessor Umbridge . 221thirteenDetention with Dolores . 250fourteenPercy and Padfoot . 279fifteenThe Hogwarts High Inquisitor . 306sixteenIn the Hog’s Head . 330seventeenEducational Decree Number Twenty-Four . 350viii
eighteenDumbledore’s Army . 374nineteenThe Lion and the Serpent . 397twentyHagrid’s Tale . 420twenty-oneThe Eye of the Snake . 441twenty-twoSt. Mungo’s Hospital for MagicalMaladies and Injuries . 466twenty-threeChristmas on the Closed Ward . 492twenty-fourOcclumency . 516twenty-fiveThe Beetle at Bay . 543twenty-sixSeen and Unforeseen . 570ix
twenty-sevenThe Centaur and the Sneak . 599twenty-eightSnape’s Worst Memory . 624twenty-nineCareer Advice . 651thirtyGrawp . 676thirty-oneO.W.L.s . 703thirty-twoOut of the Fire . 729thirty-threeFight and Flight . 751thirty-fourThe Department of Mysteries . 764thirty-fiveBeyond the Veil . 781x
thirty-sixThe Only One He Ever Feared . 807thirty-sevenThe Lost Prophecy . 820thirty-eightThe Second War Begins . 845xi
HarryPotterand the order of the phoenix
chapter onedudley dementedThe hottest day of the summer so far was drawing to a closeand a drowsy silence lay over the large, square houses of PrivetDrive. Cars that were usually gleaming stood dusty in their drivesand lawns that were once emerald green lay parched and yellowing;the use of hosepipes had been banned due to drought. Deprived oftheir usual car-washing and lawn-mowing pursuits, the inhabitantsof Privet Drive had retreated into the shade of their cool houses, windows thrown wide in the hope of tempting in a nonexistent breeze.The only person left outdoors was a teenage boy who was lying flat onhis back in a flower bed outside number four.He was a skinny, black-haired, bespectacled boy who had thepinched, slightly unhealthy look of someone who has grown a lot in ashort space of time. His jeans were torn and dirty, his T-shirt baggyand faded, and the soles of his trainers were peeling away from the uppers. Harry Potter’s appearance did not endear him to the neighbors,who were the sort of people who thought scruffiness ought to be punishable by law, but as he had hidden himself behind a large hydrangeabush this evening he was quite invisible to passersby. In fact, the only1
c h ap t e r on eway he would be spotted was if his Uncle Vernon or Aunt Petuniastuck their heads out of the living room window and looked straightdown into the flower bed below.On the whole, Harry thought he was to be congratulated on hisidea of hiding here. He was not, perhaps, very comfortable lying onthe hot, hard earth, but on the other hand, nobody was glaring athim, grinding their teeth so loudly that he could not hear the news, orshooting nasty questions at him, as had happened every time he hadtried sitting down in the living room and watching television with hisaunt and uncle.Almost as though this thought had fluttered through the open window, Vernon Dursley, Harry’s uncle, suddenly spoke. “Glad to see theboy’s stopped trying to butt in. Where is he anyway?”“I don’t know,” said Aunt Petunia unconcernedly. “Not in thehouse.”Uncle Vernon grunted.“Watching the news . . .” he said scathingly. “I’d like to know whathe’s really up to. As if a normal boy cares what’s on the news — Dudley hasn’t got a clue what’s going on, doubt he knows who the PrimeMinister is! Anyway, it’s not as if there’d be anything about his lot onour news —”“Vernon, shh!” said Aunt Petunia. “The window’s open!”“Oh — yes — sorry, dear . . .”The Dursleys fell silent. Harry listened to a jingle about Fruit ’NBran breakfast cereal while he watched Mrs. Figg, a batty, cat- lovingold lady from nearby Wisteria Walk, amble slowly past. She wasfrowning and muttering to herself. Harry was very pleased that he wasconcealed behind the bush; Mrs. Figg had recently taken to askinghim around for tea whenever she met him in the street. She hadrounded the corner and vanished from view before Uncle Vernon’svoice floated out of the window again.2
d udl e y d em e n t e d“Dudders out for tea?”“At the Polkisses’,” said Aunt Petunia fondly. “He’s got so many little friends, he’s so popular . . .”Harry repressed a snort with difficulty. The Dursleys really were astonishingly stupid about their son, Dudley; they had swallowed all hisdim-witted lies about having tea with a different member of his gangevery night of the summer holidays. Harry knew perfectly well thatDudley had not been to tea anywhere; he and his gang spent everyevening vandalizing the play park, smoking on street corners, andthrowing stones at passing cars and children. Harry had seen them atit during his evening walks around Little Whinging; he had spentmost of the holidays wandering the streets, scavenging newspapersfrom bins along the way.The opening notes of the music that heralded the seven o’clocknews reached Harry’s ears and his stomach turned over. Perhaps tonight — after a month of waiting — would be the night —“Record numbers of stranded holidaymakers fill airports as theSpanish baggage-handlers’ strike reaches its second week —”“Give ’em a lifelong siesta, I would,” snarled Uncle Vernon over theend of the newsreader’s sentence, but no matter: Outside in the flowerbed, Harry’s stomach seemed to unclench. If anything had happened,it would surely have been the first item on the news; death and destruction were more important than stranded holidaymakers. . . . He let out a long, slow breath and stared up at the brilliant blue sky.Every day this summer had been the same: the tension, the expectation, the temporary relief, and then mounting tension again . . . andalways, growing more insistent all the time, the question of why nothing had happened yet. . . . He kept listening, just in case there was some small clue, not recognized for what it really was by the Muggles — an unexplained disappearance, perhaps, or some strange accident . . . but the3
c h ap t e r on eb aggage-handlers’ strike was followed by news on the drought in theSoutheast (“I hope he’s listening next door!” bellowed Uncle Vernon,“with his sprinklers on at three in the morning!”); then a helicopterthat had almost crashed in a field in Surrey, then a famous actress’s divorce from her famous husband (“as if we’re interested in their sordidaffairs,” sniffed Aunt Petunia, who had followed the case obsessivelyin every magazine she could lay her bony hands on).Harry closed his eyes against the now blazing evening sky as thenewsreader said, “And finally, Bungy the budgie has found a novelway of keeping cool this summer. Bungy, who lives at the Five Feathers in Barnsley, has learned to water-ski! Mary Dorkins went to findout more. . . .”Harry opened his eyes again. If they had reached water-skiing budgerigars, there was nothing else worth hearing. He rolled cautiously onto his front and raised himself onto his knees and elbows,preparing to crawl out from under the window.He had moved about two inches when several things happened invery quick succession.A loud, echoing crack broke the sleepy silence like a gunshot; a catstreaked out from under a parked car and flew out of sight;
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