The Eye of the Snake is the twenty-first chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.


Hermione ploughed her way back to Hagrid’s cabin through two feet of snow on Sunday morning. Harry and Ron wanted to go with her, but their mountain of homework had reached an alarming height again, so they remained grudgingly in the common room, trying to ignore the gleeful shouts drifting up from the grounds outside, where students were enjoying themselves skating on the frozen lake, tobogganing and, worst of all, bewitching snowballs to zoom up to Gryffindor Tower and rap hard on the windows.

‘Oi!’ bellowed Ron, finally losing patience and sticking his head out of the window, ‘I am a prefect and if one more snowball hits this window – OUCH!’

He withdrew his head sharply, his face covered in snow.

‘It’s Fred and George,’ he said bitterly, slamming the window behind him. ‘Gits ...’


There are no moments from this chapter.

See also

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The Lion and the Serpent Hagrid's Tale The Eye of the Snake St. Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries Christmas on the Closed Ward

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