The Hearing is the eighth chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.


Harry gasped; he could not help himself. The large dungeon he had entered was horribly familiar. He had not only seen it before, he had been here before. This was the place he had visited inside Dumbledore’s Pensieve, the place where he had watched the Lestranges sentenced to life imprisonment in Azkaban.

The walls were made of dark stone, dimly lit by torches. Empty benches rose on either side of him, but ahead, in the highest benches of all, were many shadowy figures. They had been talking in low voices, but as the heavy door swung closed behind Harry an ominous silence fell.

A cold male voice rang across the courtroom.

‘You’re late.’


There are no moments from this chapter.

See also

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The Noble and Most Ancient House of Black The Ministry of Magic The Hearing The Woes of Mrs Weasley Luna Lovegood