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Hagrid's Secret is the first moment in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 14, Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback.


Harry, who was looking up ‘Dittany’ in One Thousand Magical Herbs and Fungi, didn’t look up until he heard Ron say, ‘Hagrid! What are you doing in the library?’

Hagrid shuffled into view, hiding something behind his back. He looked very out of place in his moleskin overcoat…


New from J. K. Rowling

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This moment has 3 zoom levels.

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The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1
  • Right below and to the right of Hagrid you will find The Standard Book of Spells, Grade 1. Click on the book to read an excerpt. The book should be on the bottom shelf.
  • The lamp on the table will light and unlight when you mouse over it.
  • The open book beyond the table lamp will close and open when you mouse over it.

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From Egg to Inferno, A Dragon Keeper's Guide
Dragon Species of Great Britain and Ireland
Modern Magical History

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Nothing of interest here.


You can hear light footsteps and creaking.

See Also

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Mirror of Erised
The Library
Christmas at Hogwarts
The Disused Classroom
Nicolas Flamel
Nicolas Flamel is Finally Revealed
The Hooded Figure
Norbert the Norwegian Ridgeback
Hagrid's Secret
The Egg in the Fire
A Plan for Norbert the Baby Dragon
The Forbidden Forest
Harry Becomes an Outcast
Into the Forbidden Forest
Through the Trapdoor
The Winged Keys
The Chessboard Chamber
The Potion Puzzle