Detention with Dolores is the thirteenth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.


Dinner in the Great Hall that night was not a pleasant experience for Harry. The news about his shouting match with Umbridge had travelled exceptionally fast even by Hogwarts’ standards. He heard whispers all around him as he sat eating between Ron and Hermione. The funny thing was that none of the whisperers seemed to mind him overhearing what they were saying about him. On the contrary, it was as though they were hoping he would get angry and start shouting again, so that they could hear his story firsthand.

‘He says he saw Cedric Diggory murdered ...’

‘He reckons he duelled with You-Know-Who ...’

‘Come off it ...’

‘Who does he think he’s kidding?’

‘Pur-lease ...’

‘What I don’t get,’ said Harry in a shaking voice, laying down his knife and fork (his hands were trembling too much to hold them steady), ‘is why they all believed the story two months ago when Dumbledore told them ...’


Dolores Jane Umbridge

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See also

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The Sorting Hat's New Song Professor Umbridge Detention with Dolores Percy and Padfoot The Hogwarts High Inquisitor
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