The Unexpected Task is the twenty-second chapter of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.


‘Potter! Weasley! Will you pay attention?’

Professor McGonagall’s irritated voice cracked like a whip through the Transfiguration class on Thursday, and Harry and Ron both jumped and looked up.

It was the end of the lesson; they had finished their work; the guinea-fowl they had been changing into guinea-pigs had been shut away in a large cage on Professor McGonagall’s desk (Neville’s guinea-pig still had feathers); they had copied down their homework from the blackboard (‘Describe, with examples, the ways in which Transforming Spells must be adapted when performing Cross-Species Switches’). The bell was due to ring at any moment, and Harry and Ron, who had been having a sword fight with a couple of Fred and George’s fake wands at the back of the class, looked up, Ron now holding a tin parrot, and Harry, a rubber haddock.


There are no moments from this chapter.

See also

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
The First Task The House-Elf Liberation Front The Unexpected Task The Yule Ball Rita Skeeter's Scoop