Harry's Early Days at Hogwarts is the first moment in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 8, The Potions Master.


There were a hundred and forty-two staircases at Hogwarts: wide, sweeping ones; narrow, rickety ones; some that led somewhere different on a Friday; some with a vanishing step halfway up that you had to remember to jump…


Chocolate Frog Cards

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Nothing of interest here.

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  • The galleon next to the stair railing.
  • There is a card on the step just below where the galleon is. You just have to put your mouse over the area there, next to the railing, for it to show up.

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  • Next to the window, you will see the book Hogwarts: A History.
  • The man in the painting walks away when you move your cursor over him.
  • Move your cursor on the knight. The knight's mask moves up and down.


You can hear footsteps and the sounds of people talking.

See Also

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
The Journey from Platform Nine and Three-Quarters
The Hogwarts Express
The Journey to Hogwarts
The Sorting Hat
The Entrance Hall
The Sorting Ceremony
The Sorting Hat
The Potions Master
Harry's Early Days at Hogwarts
Harry's First Potions Lesson
Hagrid's Wooden House
The Midnight Duel
Flying Lesson
The Trophy Room
The Forbidden Corridor
Harry's Special Delivery
Charms Class
The Mountain Troll
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