Harry Destroys the Diary is the third moment of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 17, The Heir of Slytherin.


Then, in a rush of wings, Fawkes soared back overhead and something fell into Harry’s lap — the diary.

For a split second, both Harry and Riddle, wand still raised, stared at it.


There is nothing to see, collect, or unlock.

Zoom levels

This moment technically has 2 zoom levels, but movement between them is restricted.

Zoom 1

Zooming in or out goes to Zoom 2 the first time. After this, however, no more zooming is possible.

Zoom 2

Harry raises his arm and plunges the basilisk fang into the diary. Black ink spurts out. Then the picture zooms out back to Zoom 1 and sticks there.


You can hear what sounds like the wind continuously in the background.

When Harry destroys the Diary, you hear a squelch and Riddle's scream.

See also

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Cornelius Fudge
Another Attack
Dumbledore is Suspended
Follow the Spiders
Rescued from the Forest
The Chamber of Secrets
Hermione's Clue
The Entrance to The Chamber
Two Entwined Serpents
The Heir of Slytherin
Tom Riddle
The Basilisk
Harry Destroys the Diary
Dobby's Reward
Dumbledore Returns
A Free Elf
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