Horcruxes is the twenty-third chapter of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.


‘Fantastic,’ said Harry bitterly, looking around at the hard floor. ‘Really brilliant. Yeah, I would go and take it up with Dumbledore if he was here, because he’s the one who wanted me to –’

‘He is here,’ said a voice behind Harry. ‘Professor Dumbledore returned to the school an hour ago.’

Nearly Headless Nick was gliding towards Harry, his head wobbling as usual upon his ruff.

‘I had it from the Bloody Baron, who saw him arrive,’ said Nick. ‘He appeared, according to the Baron, to be in good spirits, though a little tired, of course.’

‘Where is he?’ said Harry, his heart leaping.

‘Oh, groaning and clanking up on the Astronomy Tower, it’s a favourite pastime of his –’

‘Not the Bloody Baron, Dumbledore!’

‘Oh – in his office,’ said Nick. ‘I believe, from what the Baron said, that he had business to attend to before turning in –’


There are no moments from this chapter.

See also

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Unknowable Room After the Burial Horcruxes Sectumsempra The Seer Overheard