Horace Slughorn is the fourth chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.


‘If there is an attack,’ said Dumbledore, ‘I give you permission to use any counter-jinx or -curse that might occur to you. However, I do not think you need worry about being attacked tonight.’

‘Why not, sir?’

‘You are with me,’ said Dumbledore simply. ‘This will do, Harry.’

He came to an abrupt halt at the end of Privet Drive.

‘You have not, of course, passed your Apparition test?’ he said.

‘No,’ said Harry. ‘I thought you had to be seventeen?’

‘You do,’ said Dumbledore. ‘So you will need to hold on to my arm very tightly. My left, if you don’t mind – as you have noticed, my wand arm is a little fragile at the moment.’

Harry gripped Dumbledore’s proffered forearm.

‘Very good,’ said Dumbledore. ‘Well, here we go.’


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See also

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Spinner's End Will and Won't Horace Slughorn An Excess of Phlegm Draco's Detour
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