Elf Tails is the nineteenth chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.


‘So, all in all, not one of Ron’s better birthdays?’ said Fred.

It was evening; the hospital wing was quiet, the windows curtained, the lamps lit. Ron’s was the only occupied bed. Harry, Hermione and Ginny were sitting around him; they had spent all day waiting outside the double doors, trying to see inside whenever somebody went in or out. Madam Pomfrey had only let them enter at eight o’clock. Fred and George had arrived at ten past.

‘This isn’t how we imagined handing over our present,’ said George grimly, putting down a large wrapped gift on Ron’s bedside cabinet and sitting beside Ginny.

‘Yeah, when we pictured the scene, he was conscious,’ said Fred.

‘There we were in Hogsmeade, waiting to surprise him –’ said George.


There are no moments from this chapter.

See also

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
A Sluggish Memory Birthday Surprises Elf Tails Lord Voldemort's Request The Unknowable Room