Hate Mail is the first Moment in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 28, The Madness of Mr Crouch.


A grey owl was soaring down towards Hermione.

‘It hasn’t got a newspaper, though,’ she said, looking disappointed. ‘It’s –‘

But to her bewilderment, the grey owl landed in front of her plate, closely followed by four barn owls, a brown owl and a tawny.

‘How many subscriptions did you take out?’ said Harry.



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Closer Look

  • Various lines of hate mail can be found in the 'Closer Looks'

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The moment has one zoom level.

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  • Click on the owl on the silver tray to read content on Owls.


Closer Look Various bits of hate mail can be viewed by taking a closer look:

  • The envelope near the owl looking at the big owl and next to the croissants
  • To the left of Harry's head
  • The bottom line of the parchment to the right of the owl closes to Ron
  • The last visible line of the letter next to Hermione's right hand.

Mouse Over

Various owls interact when moused-over:

  • The owl closest to Ron hops and squeaks
  • The large grey owl flaps its wings
  • The owl facing the large owl chirps and flaps its wings
  • The owl in the far right corner, holding the croissant hovers and flaps its wings
  • Mouse over the envelope in Hermione's hands and the envelope explodes with a boil potion and her hands covering her hands in boils
  • Mouse over the boils on Hermione's hands and they pop, making a noise


  • Click the owl closest to Harry and it will hiss at him


  • People talking
  • Owls chirping


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See Also

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The Second Task
Padfoot Returns
Padfoot in the Cave
The Madness of Mr Crouch
Hate Mail
The Dream
The Pensieve
The Council of Magical Law

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